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
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.
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.
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.)|
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.
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How do I join UniSuper?It’s quick and easy to join online. You’ll need your tax file number and contact details and be ready to select your insurance and investment options. Your application will take about 10 minutes. Once you’re done, we’ll email you to let you know next steps.
Can anyone join UniSuper?Yes! From July 5 anyone who is eligible to receive superannuation can join UniSuper. Some employers may have existing agreements about where they pay super - you can always check with them if you’re unsure.
Will it cost anything to join UniSuper?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
How will I know my employer is making contributions into my UniSuper account?Once your application is complete you’ll be provided with a Choice of Fund form. You’ll need to give this to your employer so they know where to pay your super. It’s worth checking with your employer to understand when they’ll be making regular payments. You can check your contributions are being made by logging into your online 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
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