With the responsible investment market in Australia now worth more than $1.5 trillion1, it’s clear that environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors have started playing a bigger role in how people chose to invest their money.

Simplifying Investing podcast - ESG and responsible investments explained.

In episode 14, we’re joined by AMP’s Head of Group Sustainability, Tom Treffry to discuss ESG, what it is, and the importance of responsible investing. Join us as we examine how you can make sure your investments align with what’s most important to you.

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ESG-focused investment option

SignatureSuper offers an ESG-focused investment option to members, called Pendal Sustainable Balanced.

Pendal Sustainable Balanced is a diversified strategy which invests across a range of asset classes, including shares, property, infrastructure, fixed interest, cash and alternatives. Sustainable and ethical investment practices are incorporated into the Australian and international shares, Australian and international fixed interest and part of the alternative investment components. Pendal actively seek exposure to securities and industries that demonstrate leading ESG and ethical practises and exclude companies not meeting the investable criteria.

Other investment options

In addition to offering an ESG focused investment option, the remaining funds on the SignatureSuper menu, including MySuper, Future Directions, and the Specialist range, incorporate the approach set out in the AMP Investments Responsible Investment and ESG Statement. The Statement is available at amp.com.au/investments-esg.

The percentage of the assets of an investment option which will be subject to the ethical principles will differ between investment options due to the different levels of exclusive control by AMP Investments on behalf of NM Super within each investment option and will also differ between asset classes.

More information

You can find more information about our approach to ESG investing and our investment choices, including Pendal Sustainable Balanced, in the SignatureSuper Investment Guide.

AMP Limited: Group approach to sustainability

To AMP, sustainability is our ability to meet the needs of the present without compromising future generations.

Our approach to sustainability is built around three core areas of stakeholder focus: our customers, our people and partners, and our community and environment.

Through an annual stakeholder engagement process, we identify a range of material sustainability issues, impacting our three core focus areas, which influence our ability to create and protect value for our stakeholders into the future. You can find our sustainability reporting suite report on our corporate website.

Learn more about AMP’s approach and access AMP’s Sustainability Report.

Speak to a super coach

If you have a SignatureSuper account, you can learn more about your super by booking a 20-minute session with one of our super coaches, at no extra cost.

What you need to know

1 Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA) - Responsible Investment Benchmark Report, 2022

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