Putting your best interests first

Low fees and top performance1 are just some of the ways we work in your best interests. By using our influence as a large-scale investor, we’re making a positive impact on environmental, social and governance issues (ESG) – so we can deliver better returns for you.

Working towards a better future for you

As a responsible investor, we actively engage with companies to encourage positive outcomes on ESG issues that can impact your investment returns. Investing responsibly means being active today, so we can deliver strong performance for decades to come. Here’s how we’re working on issues like climate change, human rights and increasing corporate board diversity.

Environmental: Climate change

We’ve made a commitment to achieving Net Zero Emissions in our investment portfolio by 2050. Between 2013 and 2020, the carbon intensity of our Australian and international shares portfolio was reduced by 41%. And we’ve invested more than $1 billion in the renewable energy sector in our infrastructure and shares portfolios.

Social: Modern slavery

We advocate for ethical and transparent workplace practices in the companies we invest in and across their supply chains. As part of our work on Modern Slavery, we’ve evaluated the Fair Supply Risk of 2500 companies across the globe, and we’re a founding member of Investors Against Slavery and Trafficking – Asia Pacific.

Governance: Gender diversity

Research shows that skilled and diverse boards improve how companies are run which leads to better long-term performance. One way we’re taking practical action is to improve gender diversity on corporate boards and within management ranks – and have called for all ASX200 company boards to have at least two female directors. Since we approached companies with less than two women on their boards in 2020, almost half have appointed additional female board members.

See how we invest for the future

Performance to help your super grow

Our focus on responsible investment has  contributed to our history of strong, long term returns1. AustralianSuper has been named the country’s best performing super fund over 7, 10, 15 and 20 years based on the performance of our Balanced investment option1 – invested in by over 90% of members.

Net Benefit – Super
Over 5 years Over 10 years Over 15 years
AustralianSuper Balanced option $37,636 $104,362 $166,115
All super funds (average) $29,614 $82,187 $126,875
Retail super funds (average) $27,620 $74,944 $104,604

Net benefit refers to investment earnings to 30 June 2021 (less administration and investment fees). Investment returns are not guaranteed. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future returns.

The table shows what a member would have for 5, 10 and 15 years to 30 June 2021, in addition to a $50,000 starting balance and employer contributions, assuming they started with a $50,000 annual salary2.

Make the most of your super

Having super in a few places doesn’t just make things complicated – it can be more expensive, because you could be paying multiple sets of fees that eat away at your balance. Consider consolidating your accounts today3.

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