Creating futures that won’t cost the earth

We assess every investment we make against our environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles. Some of those factors include climate change risk management, human rights in the supply chain and how companies manage their plastic, packaging and waste. 

We’ve made a long-held commitment to incorporating ESG principles into all our investment decisions. Learn more about how we’re driving change.

Our approach to responsible and sustainable investing

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We're an active owner 

We regularly engage with companies we invest in to drive change, maintain high standards and produce better ESG-related outcomes. As an active owner we use ownership rights and shareholder voting rights to engage, communicate and influence. 

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We seek ESG integration 

We consider ESG management and risks as part of our due diligence process. We regularly engage with fund managers and seek their input in analysing stocks and assessing climate risks. 

We provide you with choice 

We offer a range of sustainable investment options if you want to invest in environmental themes or avoid investing in particular industries. 

We advocate and collaborate 

We work with peak industry bodies and like-minded investors to gain better insights in to our ESG practices and collaborate to drive initiatives.

Performance that puts you ahead

We consider environmental, social and governance risks across all our investments. However, if you’re looking to invest in a way that avoids fossil fuels, you can choose from our Sustainable High Growth, Sustainable Balanced or Global Environmental Opportunities investment options. Use the table to see their strong performance returns over the three, five, seven and 10 years to 31 June 2021. 1

Money Magazine awarded our Sustainable High Growth option the Best Growth Super Product of 2021. 

Timeframe  Sustainable High Growth performance (% p.a.) Sustainable Balanced performance (% p.a.)   Global Environmental Opportunities performance (% p.a.) 
3 years 13.94 10.94  22.52 
5 years 13.17 10.23 20.14
7 years 12.01 9.52 15.30
10 years 11.71 9.57 N/A

1 Past performance is not an indicator of future performance. Option returns are calculated after investment expenses and taxes but before account-based fees are deducted. Returns applied to your account depend on your chosen investment option(s), how long you’ve been invested and the timing of cash flows into and out of your account.

Investment option  Investment fees & transaction costs 
Sustainable High Growth  0.46% 
Sustainable Balanced  0.39%
Global Environmental Opportunities 0.49%

Fees as at 30 June 2021

Low fees means more value

We have some of the lowest fees in the market. Use the table to compare the different fees you may pay for our sustainable investment options. 

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  • How do I join UniSuper?
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    It’s free to join UniSuper. Like most funds, we’ll charge ongoing fees to manage your account and investments. Some costs are deducted directly from your account balance and some from your investment returns. We have some of the lowest fees in the market. Our default Balanced option is ranked #1 for total fees and costs on balances of $250k.3
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