Corporate responsibility

We are committed to improving the lives of our customers, our people, our communities and our environment.

Maintaining high governance standards

We take our responsibilities as a business and as an employer very seriously and aim to adhere to the highest standard of corporate governance. We continually review our governance practices to address AMP's obligations as a responsible corporate citizen.

You can find more information on the structure of our business, our board and management teams and our policies and practices at here.

Our approach to investment

There is a clear link between an organisation's environmental and social impacts, ethical practices and quality of its corporate governance and its long-term business success.

AMP Capital is one of the most experienced managers of responsible investment funds in Australia, and is well placed to influence better outcomes for investors, shareholders and the community. An integral part of AMP Capital's investment process is to assess the environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors that can affect an investment. A key motivation for considering these issues is to gain deeper insight into areas of risk and opportunity that could impact the value or performance of an investment. Another is on ethical grounds.

In March 2017, AMP Capital furthered its commitment to responsible investing by introducing a new decision-making framework where, in exceptional circumstances, it may exclude companies or sectors on ethical grounds within its entire investment portfolio. 

The new framework was incorporated into AMP Capital's existing ESG and Responsible Investment Philosophy, and applied across the business.

Under the framework, AMP Capital considered all sectors in which it invests and concluded that manufacturers of tobacco, cluster munitions, landmines, biological and chemical weapons did not meet the minimum ethical standards required and excluded them from its investable universe. The framework makes AMP Capital one of the largest investment managers in Australia to implement exclusions on tobacco, cluster munitions, landmines, biological and chemical weapons across all of its portfolios where it is responsible for the investment management.

In-house ESG investment research

Well before becoming one of Australia's first signatories to the Principles for Responsible Investment in 2007, AMP Capital dedicated specific resources to understanding the impact of ESG factors.

AMP Capital's in-house ESG investment research team produces d thought-leading research, which is integrated into AMP Capital's investment decision-making and active ownership practices. The team's ESG insights and company ratings influence investment guidelines and policies, research and analysis, proxy voting activities and engagement with company boards and management teams.

The AMP Capital ESG Investment Research team make summaries of its research public through the AMP Capital website. 

It is important to AMP Capital that companies which are selected for clients' portfolios are well-governed. This is why AMP Capital actively engages with the boards and management teams of companies and uses its voting power to encourage corporate behaviour that is responsible and in the best interest of shareholders. Through this engagement AMP Capital encourages sound decision-making and risk-management, appropriate capital allocation, good board composition, fair remuneration and open and honest disclosure.

AMP Capital's commitment to ESG research is well recognised in the sector. As such, the ESG team has had the opportunity to work with companies on a range of issues and influence better outcomes for investors, shareholders and the Australian community.

Top rated ESG infrastructure performance and clean energy  

In 2016, AMP Capital's Diversified Infrastructure Trust (ADIT) was ranked as the top infrastructure fund in the world for its ESG performance.

The ranking is part of the inaugural 2016 GRESB Infrastructure report, where AMP Capital's Trust Diversified Infrastructure Trust secured the top spot with an overall average score of 55; the only infrastructure fund to receive a score above 50.

Also in 2016, AMP Capital and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) collaborated on the development of Evergen, a new business in clean energy and energy efficiency. AMP Capital is a major investor in Evergen, which sells and manages intelligent home energy systems that comprise solar power and batteries. Based on technology provided by CSIRO, Evergen is run by energy scientists and advocates of change for clean solar and battery storage technologies for the home.

Industry collaboration

Read a range of papers and research from AMP Capital on responsible investing.

Read AMP Capital's bi-annual corporate governance report.

Responsible Investment Benchmark Report

The Responsible Investment Association Australasia was established in 1999 to promote sustainable and responsible investing in Australia. The annual Benchmark Report, of which AMP Capital is a project partner, is an initiative that provides insight and analysis for the responsible investment market in Australia and New Zealand. View the latest report.

Policies and investment guidelines

Further information on our policies and investment guidelines is provided below.

AMP Capital ESG philosophy 

Proxy Voting Policy 

Infrastructure ESG Policy Guidelines 

AMP Capital Real Estate ESG and responsible investment guidelines

All information on this website is subject to change without notice.