Responsible investment policies, statements and reports

Our policies and statements detail the standards and principles guiding our approach to environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors.
Our responsible investment reports show how we put our responsible investment policy into action. They also detail how we've used our proxy voting rights to vote on shareholder resolutions at the companies we've invested in.

Policies and statements

Responsible investment and proxy voting policy

Topics covered include:

  • Investing in quality
  • We're a responsible and active investor
  • Holistic approach to responsible investment
  • Incorporating ESG issues into the investment analysis and decision-making process
  • Active ownership
  • Collaboration and promotion of ESG and responsible investment
  • Reporting our activities
  • Member choice
  • Proxy voting

document download Responsible investment and proxy voting policy (PDF, 93 KB) Released October 2019.


Responsible investment approach

Our approach to responsible investing as at May 2019 (replaced by our Responsible investment and proxy voting policy).

document download Responsible investment approach (PDF, 91 KB)



We believe that the stewardship activities of institutional investors can positively influence corporate behaviour and contribute to long-term shareholder value.

UniSuper is a signatory to the Australian Asset Owner Stewardship Code (the Code). We support the principles outlined in the Code, which focus on enhancing the quality and transparency of Australian asset owners' disclosures regarding their company engagement and voting practices.

document download Stewardship Statement (PDF, 65 KB)

This Stewardship Statement seeks to demonstrate how our stewardship activities meet the requirements of six principles outlined in the Code.


Climate change

Climate change is a major economic force resulting in a changed regulatory, business and social environment.

It poses a variety of investment risks (physical, strategic, operational, reputational and ultimately financial) and brings with it a range of investment opportunities. Global action is required from all sectors of the economy, including investors, to address these risks and opportunities.

document download Climate change position statement (PDF, 69 KB)

This position statement shows how climate change considerations are being factored into our investment management activities.

Responsible investment reports

Read our latest climate risk report

Climate risk and our investments includes details on:

  • the progress we’ve made on our path towards becoming a net-zero emissions fund by 2050
  • our strategy of engaging with the companies we invest in to drive change
  • governance
  • member choice
  • how we manage climate risk
  • climate risk in our investment options.

Read about the progress we’ve made by engaging with the companies we invest in, towards net zero.

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