Responsible Investing

We’re committed to delivering solid long-term investment outcomes for our members and we believe that responsible investing is a key part of achieving this.

Our responsible investing framework helps guide the decisions we make across our investment portfolios and includes considering environmental, social and governance (ESG) related issues when determining investment strategies and selecting the investment managers we employ.

As part of our approach to responsible investing we also aim to identify investment opportunities that have a positive impact on the community.

Our commitment to responsible investing

As part of our responsible investing framework, EISS Super has been a signatory to the Principles of Responsible Investment since 2010. These principles instill on signatories such as EISS Super a “duty to act in the best long-term interests of our beneficiaries”. In this fiduciary role, we believe that ESG issues can affect the performance of investment portfolios and we act to mitigate those risks wherever possible.

Responsible investing and risk management

When assessing an investment opportunity or appointing an investment manager, ESG factors are integrated into our risk assessment process. Before appointing an investment manager, thorough due diligence is conducted to ensure they have an appropriate responsible investment policy with adequate resources and that these policies are adhered to throughout their investment process.

Our voting practices

Through our investment managers, EISS Super invests in the shares of publicly listed companies in Australia and overseas and we see voting as an important aspect of being a responsible investor. We closely monitor the voting of our shares and ensure that the decisions made are both in the long-term interests of our members and aligned with our responsible investing values.

Our commitment to local communities

EISS Super also actively participates in making an impact in our local communities through numerous partnerships with sporting clubs and health related institutions.  Through these partnerships we strive to improve the well-being of our members and their communities.

Find out more about our community involvement.