Fund Sustainability

Caring about our environment and communities

NGS Super is dedicated to developing and maintaining a sustainable approach in everything we do. We look for responsible investments that consider environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles.

Each year we calculate our carbon footprint and we offset that through environmental projects.

Find out more about our environmental partnerships and initiatives below:

Our approach to responsible investment

Responsible Investment Policy

The Responsible Investment Policy sets out a high level overview of NGS Super’s policy and approach to managing Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) issues in its investments. The Responsible Investment Policy supports NGS Super’s Investment Policy Statement.

You can learn more about the NGS Super Responsible Investment Policy, and how we apply ESG in our investment decision making here.

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Climate Change Statement

The Climate Change Statement communicates NGS Super’s position on climate change risk and explains how these risks are integrated into NGS Super’s risk management systems and investment decision making.

The scientific community agrees global warming trends have increased over the last 100 years. NGS Super has long recognised the risk posed by climate change, and is committed to making a difference in the way companies and governments reduce their carbon footprint.

For more information read our Climate Change Statement.

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Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)

NGS Super is a signatory to the PRI Principles for Responsible Investment.

What is it?

The PRI provides a framework for signatories to integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations into their investment decision-making.  By being more socially responsible, it is expected that these investments will deliver improved long-term returns to investors.

How it works

As a signatory to the PRI, we undertake to consider ESG implications when selecting our investment managers and when exercising our rights as shareholders. We also commit to promoting the Principles in the investment community.

For further information, please visit the PRI website.

CDP (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project)

NGS Super has joined the CDP. This initiative will guide the Fund's corporate governance engagements and strengthen the PRI obligations.

What is it?

The CDP gathers critical climate change data for the benefit of the global market place. The CDP encourages large international companies to disclose their greenhouse gas emission levels as well as investment risks and opportunities arising from climate change.

How it works

The CDP encourages widespread transparency in the hope that large corporations will seriously embrace sustainability and take steps to address climate change issues. They run the global disclosure system that enables companies, cities, states and regions to measure and manage their environmental impacts.

For more information, please visit the CDP website.

Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA)

NGS Super is a member of the Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA). We see it as our duty to be well-informed about the impacts and risks associated with climate change, so we can manage members' money to the best of our ability.

What is it?

RIAA is the peak industry body representing responsible, ethical and impact investors across Australia and New Zealand. RIAA's goal is to see more captial invested responsibly, shifting more capital into sustainable assets and enterprises. Therefore helping to shape more responsible financial markets, which underpin strong investment returns and deliver a healthier economy, society and environment.

How it works

Members of the RIAA commit to a more responsible approach to undertaking investments.

For more information, please visit the RIAA website.

Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC)

NGS Super is proud to be a member of the Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC) and our membership helps us to actively mitigate the impacts of climate change on our investments. We see our participation as a member-focused approach to better understanding climate change risks while ensuring our fiduciary duty is met.

What is it?

The IGCC is a governing body established to represent institutional investors who manage around $2 trillion and keep them updated on the impacts that climate change can have on their investments.

How it works

The Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC) ensures that investors are collectively heard in the climate change regulation debate, and that climate change risk and opportunity is taken into account in investment research and decision making.

For more information, please visit IGCC website.

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