LGS is leading the way in responsible investment in Australia. We believe this approach helps minimise risks and generates better long-term returns for our members.
LGS is a certified responsible investor, with investments across Australian and international shares, property, infrastructure, private equity and absolute return asset classes.
LGS has received whole of fund certification as a Responsible Super Fund by the Responsible Investment Association of Australasia (RIAA). Our entire fund is certified to be invested in a sustainable way.
LGS has been included in the UNPRI 2019 Leaders' Group for ESG integration.
LGS won the Money Magazine Best Green Super Fund and SuperRatings Infinity Awards for Sustainable Investment Practices 6 times in the last 8 years. We have been consistently rated a leading fund globally for our management of climate change risks by the independent NGO, the Asset Owner Disclosure project and were showcased for leading global practices in its 2017 Pension Funds report as number 1.
LGS achieves Australia's first carbon neutral property portfolio certification in 2019.
LGS’ internally managed property portfolio is the first in Australia to receive a Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) 5 Star Green Star performance rating which represents Australian excellence in sustainability and was awarded 5 Stars in the 2018 Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) Survey.
Over the past 8 years we have reduced our electricity consumption by 45% and our water consumption by 48%.
LGS formally excludes investments in approximately 272 companies globally involved in tobacco, controversial weapons, gambling, coal mining, coal fired electricity generators and oil tar sand companies.
LGS has over $1bn or almost 10% of the entire fund invested in low carbon assets in five assets classes including Australian and emerging market renewable energy infrastructure, green bonds, listed equities, and private equity.
LGS has a very well developed active ownership policy as we believe there are positive social and environmental outcomes to be gained by being a responsible, long term focussed steward of our members’ fund. Please refer to our LGS Asset Stewardship Statement.
Our achievements and associations have been recognised in Australia and internationally by the following:
"We recognise that the prosperity of the economy and the wellbeing
of our members depend on a healthy environment, social cohesion and
good governance of the companies in which we invest."
Moya Yip, Head of Responsible Investment
Find out more about how we invest our members' money.
We use a range of engagement strategies to influence change in companies in which we invest.
We look at a range of risks to ensure we safeguard our members' interests.
Learn about which industries we avoid and why.
Learn more about how we incorporate Responsible Investment into our investment approach in our latest reports and policies.