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2003 BANKSIA LEADERSHIP IN SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENT AWARD

 2003 BANKSIA LEADERSHIP IN SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENT AWARD

VicSuper: Sustainability Investing for a Sustainable Future, VIC

VicSuper Pty Ltd (VicSuper), with more than $1.6 billion in assets, leads the Australian superannuation industry with its unique and innovative sustainability investment strategy in two key asset classes:

Listed equity  By investing in the largest companies in Australia and internationally that rate well against their peers in terms of sustainability, VicSuper is making a considerable contribution to the protection of Australia?s environment and to a more sustainable future for everyone.

Direct Property – VicSuper has initiated sustainability criteria to be considered in the management of its direct property portfolio ($130 million). VicSuper is not aware of any other large investor that is actively engaging their investment property manager to take sustainability considerations into account in the management of commercial properties.

VicSuper has integrated sustainability considerations into its operations by making sustainability its central operating principle, thereby integrating environmental, social and economic considerations into its decision-making frameworks, operations, staff learning and developments, and investment strategies.

Finalists:

  • AMP Henderson Global Investors
  • Australian Ethical Investment Limited
  • Investa Property Group: Responsibility In Property Investment
  • Rewards Group Limited