09 July 2020
LGS is one of only five Australian super funds to actively hold this certification.
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9 July 2020
LGS has been certified carbon neutral through Climate Active. It is one of only five Australian super funds to actively hold this certification.
4 March 2020
The 2020 Annual Members' Meeting, was held on Wednesday, 4 March 2020. The meeting was an opportunity to meet the Board and Executives to hear the vision for the Fund and provide a recap on the past year.
17 February 2020
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13 January 2020
LGS has announced the appointment of Claudia Bels to the LGS board, effective today. Ms Bels is the third independent non-executive director to join as part of recent changes to broaden the diversity, and strengthen specific skills on the LGS Board.
16 December 2019
LGS today announced that following a formal open-market tender process, it has signed a five-year contract extension with J.P. Morgan to continue to provide custody services.
25 November 2019
The LGS Board today announced the appointment of Phil Stockwell as Chief Executive Officer.
28 October 2019
LGS today announced the appointment of its first independent Chair, Kyle Loades, and independent Director, Sandi Orleow to the Board.
11 September 2019
LGS today announced that it has been identified by the world’s leading independent proponent of responsible investment, the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI), as being in the top 10% of responsible asset owners worldwide. As a result, LGS has been included in the UNPRI Leaders’ Group which was recently announced at the UNPRI conference in Paris.
15 July 2019
LGS today announced that its total funds under management (FUM) has reached $12 billion. This milestone demonstrates Australia’s growing appetite for genuine long-term responsible investment and reflects LGS’ ongoing commitment to achieving long-term sustainable returns for our members.
21 June 2019
LGS has amended its constitution to allow for the appointment of new independent directors that will strengthen the skills and capabilities of its board.
28 May 2019
LGS has achieved carbon neutral certification by the Australian Government for all NABERS rated buildings in its direct property portfolio.
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5 December 2018
LGS has appointed Daniel Musson as Chief of People and Transformation, and Brett Dolling as Chief Experience Officer. Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) David Smith, Mr. Musson and Mr. Dolling will play key roles in the implementation of LGS’ long-term growth strategy.
12 November 2018
Appointment of an independent director to the Board of Local Government Super
15 October 2018
LGS has further cemented its position as a leader in responsible investment, receiving a 5-star rating and an overall score of 85/100 from the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) assessment. LGS ranked above the peer average of 81/100 and the global average of 68/100.
18 September 2018
LGS is a founding signatory to the Green Bond Pledge which launched last week. The Green Bond Pledge is an international declaration that all bonds financing long-term infrastructure and capital projects need to address environmental impacts and climate risk.
29 August 2018
LGS awarded a new fixed-income ESG mandate to investment manager, PIMCO. Under the mandate, PIMCO will manage approximately AUD$440 million across global credit and government bonds.
19 June 2018
LGS has appointed Gregory (Greg) McLean as a Director on its board, replacing Jim Montague, effective 6 June 2018.
22 May 2018
LGS has appointed Karen McKeown as a Director on its board, replacing Lindsay Brown, effective 10 April 2018.
28 March 2018
LGS is signing up to an industry wide insurance code of practice that commences from 1 July 2018.
15 March 2018
Our Head of Sustainability, Bill Hartnett, talks to Canstar about the increasing consumer demand for responsible investments and how climate change could impact investors.
7 March 2018
LGS today announced that its total funds under management (FUM) has reached $11 billion. This significant milestone comes just 11 months after LGS’ FUM reached $10 billion in April 2017, and demonstrates Australia’s growing appetite for genuine long-term sustainable investment.
18 December 2017
LGS has been awarded a 5-Star Green Star rating for its direct property portfolio; the first portfolio to achieve the rating in Australia.
30 November 2017
LGS has been named Australia’s Best Green Super Fund for the sixth time at this year’s Money magazine ‘Best of the Best’ awards.
03 October 2017
Under new federal government regulations, all super funds in Australia, including Local Government Super (LGS), are required to disclose the details of all costs associated with the investments they make on behalf of their members.
22 September 2017
LGS has appointed Bruce Miller as Chair of the Board and Lindsay Brown as a new Director representing Local Government NSW.
5 September 2017
The Local Government Super Board (LGS or The Fund) today announced the appointment of David Smith as the new Chief Executive Officer for the superannuation fund.
10 July 2017
Local Government Super (LGS) is celebrating twenty years of looking after the retirement savings of current and former local government employees right across New South Wales.
3 July 2017
LGS has appointed Katherine O’Regan as its first female Chair to the Board.
15 May 2017
LGS has been awarded a Canstar 5-Star Rating for its Account-Based Pension Plan for the fourth time in a row.
1 May 2017
LGS has achieved the number one ranking in the global Asset Owners Disclosure Project (AODP) for the third time since 2012.
19 April 2017
LGS has announced that its funds under management (FUM) has reached $10 billion, having doubled its total FUM in just over seven years.
11 April 2017
LGS has strengthened its commitment to responsible and sustainable investing by reinstating its investment restriction on nuclear energy and uranium industries.
31 March 2017
Peter Lambert, CEO of LGS has resigned after 10 years in the role.
1 December 2016
Local Government Super (LGS) has been named Australia’s Best Green Super Fund for the fifth time at this year's Money magazine 'Best of the Best' awards.
19 October 2016
Local Government Super (LGS) has been awarded the SuperRatings Infinity award for its leadership in responsible and sustainable investment.
1 September 2016
Local Government Super (LGS) announced the appointment of Gordon Brock to the LGS Board of Directors.
25 August 2016
Local Government Super (LGS) has bolstered its commitment to responsible investment practices by making three significant changes to the investment restriction criteria within its Sustainable Australian Shares investment option.
12 August 2016
Local Government Super (LGS) has been awarded the Best Public Sector Fund in Super Review’s 2016 Super Fund of the Year awards.
23 May 2016
Local Government Super (LGS) announced that its Account-Based Pension Plan has received a five-star rating from CANSTAR for the third time in a row.
11 May 2016
Local Government Super (LGS) announced that it has appointed Andrew Dunkerley, former head of financial planning for NGS Super, to the role of LGS Head of Advice.
2 May 2016
Local Government Super (LGS) has been ranked number one in Australia and number two globally for environmentally sustainable investing.
7 March 2016
Local Government Super (LGS) announced that it has been named the Super Fund of the Year in the medium-sized category at the fourth annual Conexus Financial Superannuation Awards.
29 February 2016
Local Government Super (LGS) announced it has been certified as a responsible super fund by the Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA).
2 February 2016
Local Government Super announced the addition of 15 new exchange-traded funds (ETFs) to its DIY investment option, increasing to 28 the number of ETFs available to members.
11 January 2016
Local Government Super has announced that Eurobodalla Shire Council has approved the expansion plans for the Bridge Plaza Batemans Bay car park.
7 December 2015
Local Government Super has been named Australia’s Best Green Super Fund for 2016 at this year’s Money magazine ‘Best of the Best' awards.
2 November 2015
Local Government Super has completed installation of its first state of the art solar power generation system for its Village Centre in Batemans Bay.
29 October 2015
Local Government Super has won the Rising Star award in the thirteenth annual SuperRatings awards.
28 September 2015
For the third year running, Local Government Super's Accumulation Scheme has been awarded a five-star rating for outstanding value from CANSTAR.
25 August 2015
Local Government Super, owners of the Batemans Bay shopping centre, Bridge Plaza, have lodged a Development Application with Eurobodalla Shire Council detailing expansion plans for the car park.
15 June 2015
Local Government Super leads on sustainable and responsible investment.
11 May 2015
Local Government Super today announced that its Account-Based Pension Plan has been awarded a five-star rating from CANSTAR for outstanding value.
4 May 2015
Local Government Super has today launched a shareholder voting website making LGS the first super fund in Australia to disclose their voting intentions in advance of investee company shareholder meetings.
28 April 2015
Local Government Super has achieved the number one ranking in the Asset Owners Disclosure Project (AODP) for the second time since 2012.
7 April 2015
Local Government Super has appointed Craig Peate as the Chair of the Board, replacing Bruce Miller following the conclusion of his two-year term.
20 January 2015
Following a review of its governance framework, Local Government Super (LGS) has announced the appointment of Bev Durston and Robert Swift as additional committee members to the LGS Investment Committee.
4 December 2014
Local Government Super has been named Australia’s Best Green Super Fund for the third time at this year’s Money Magazine’s Best of the Best awards.
15 October 2014
Local Government Super has announced the appointment of Scott Armstrong as LGS Property Portfolio Manager.
7 October 2014
Local Government Super has reaffirmed its strong commitment to responsible and sustainable investing by enhancing its ‘negative screening’ approach to combat the future impact of climate change on its portfolios.
1 October 2014
Local Government Super's Accumulation Scheme has maintained a five-star rating from CANSTAR for outstanding value, the highest rating granted by the independent, specialist researcher.
8 September 2014
From today, members of LGS will have another retirement saving option to choose from – the LGS Do-It-Yourself (DIY) investment option.
25 March 2014
Local Government Super was last night announced as the winner of this year's SuperRatings Infinity Award.
11 December 2013
Local Government Super has again ranked number 1 in Australia for climate change risk management and number 2 globally.
28 November 2013
Local Government Super (LGS) today announced the retirement of its Property Portfolio Manager, Brian Churchill.
12 November 2013
Local Government Super's Accumulation Scheme has been awarded a five-star rating from CANSTAR for outstanding value, the highest rating granted by the independent, specialist researcher.
6 November 2013
Local Government Super has appointed Link Super as the Fund's administration provider.
31 October 2013
Local Government Super has announced the appointment of Joanna Davison to its Board.
9 October 2013
Local Government Super has announced the appointment of James (Jim) Montague PSM to its Board.
8 October 2013
Local Government Super adds to Environmental, Sustainability and Governance credentials in September.
26 August 2013
Local Government Super has been awarded a CANSTAR five-star rating for its Account-Based Pension Plan.
10 July 2013
Local Government Super has become the first Australian super fund to support the 'Investor Statement on Bangladesh'.
16 April 2013
Local Government Super has announced the appointment of Bruce Miller as the Chair of its Board, replacing John Beacroft following his two-year term.
27 March 2013
Local Government Super (LGS) is pleased to announce that it is supporting a new global Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) framework for private equity investment.
31 January 2013
Local Government Super (LGS) is pleased to announce the sale of SKM House in St Leonards to Altis Property Partners Group for $42 million.
11 December 2012
Local Government Super (LGS) has achieved number one ranking from 300 of the largest retirement funds surveyed worldwide in the first ever global climate investment index.
4 December 2012
Local Government Super (LGS) was once again recognised for sustainable investment when it took home the Best Green Super Fund for 2013 at this year's Money Magazine "Best of the Best" awards.
22 October 2012
Local Government Super's (LGS) Carnegie Morgan Hill House has won its second award of the year after securing the Environmental Award at The Australian Property Institute (API) NSW Excellence in Property Awards 2012.
4 September 2012
LGS has been recognised for its leadership on climate change issues and commitment to sustainability in the delivery of green energy across its portfolio, winning both the 2012 Climate Change Leadership Award and the Energy Award in the NSW Government's 2012 Green Globe Awards.
4 June 2012
Local Government Super (LGS) has adopted a new strategy in regards the management of our global government bond assets explicitly incorporating environmental, social and governance (ESG) risk analysis into all aspects of the investment process.
8 December 2011
LGS has continued to be recognised for its sustainable investment approach by taking home the Best Green Super Fund 2012 at the Money Magazine Best of the Best awards.
14 November 2011
The Batemans Bay Village Centre, owned by Local Government Super (LGS) has been listed as a finalist for the Prime Minister's Water Wise Award - part of the 2012 annual savewater! Awards. It is the only commercial shopping building listed in this category.
31 August 2011
In a recent announcement by the Office of Environment and Heritage, nine Local Government Super (LGS)-owned commercial buildings have had their environmental credentials upgraded.
5 May 2011
Local Government Super (LGS) has announced one of its recently upgraded commercial properties is now the leading energy efficient building in Sydney's CBD. The 10 storey building at 120 Sussex St, which undertook an upgrade in 2010, recently obtained a National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) Base Building Energy Certificate of 5 stars, the highest available.
3 May 2011
Local Government Super (LGS) has announced it has appointed Michelle Hopwood as Head of Marketing & Communications.
15 April 2011
Local Government Super (LGS) has been ranked first for its climate change initiatives for the second consecutive year in the annual The Climate Institute/Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST) survey. Now in its third year, the survey was responded to by 18 funds, representing A$200 billion in retirement savings. The project aims to independently assess the readiness of superannuation funds to manage the risks and opportunities of climate change.
30 March 2011
Local Government Super (LGS) has been named the Infinity Award winner for 2011 by independent super research company SuperRatings, reinforcing its position as the leader in sustainable behaviour in the superannuation industry.
30 March 2011
Local Government Super (LGS) and Victorian Funds Management Corporation (VFMC) together with some of the world's largest asset managers, representing $1.4 trillion in assets under management, have joined forces with some of the leading real estate industry associations to create the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark ("GRESB") Foundation.
6 December 2010
Local Government Super (LGS) has been hailed as the Sustainable Super Fund of the Year for 2010 by the Australian Sustainability Awards.
21 July 2010
Local Government Super (LGS) has launched the installation of 1,000sqm of solar photovoltaic panels on one of its commercial office buildings in Macquarie Park, New South Wales.
17 May 2010
Local Government Super (LGS) has been awarded a $2.1 million Green Building Fund Grant by the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research.
16 March 2010
Local Government Super (LGS) has been ranked first for its climate change initiatives in an Asset Owners Disclosure Project on climate change.
09 July 2020
LGS is one of only five Australian super funds to actively hold this certification.
29 May 2020
The rate of COVID-19 infections has been falling around the country and all states and territories are now easing social and economic restrictions.Craig Turnbull takes a look at the impact on the share markets, LGS investment returns, and the o...
27 April 2020
COVID-19 pandemic and our investment portfolio The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on global share markets over the last two months. This has been mainly due to government restrictions which have sharply reduced economic activity here...