LGS is Australia’s leading responsible and sustainable superannuation fund. We believe that the consideration and integration of ESG factors in our investment decision-making process helps mitigate potential risks and maximise long-term returns for our members.
"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
LGS’ negative screens excludes investments that are not aligned with our values in approximately 265 companies globally involved in tobacco, controversial weapons, gambling, coal mining, coal fired electricity generators and oil tar sand companies.
As a result, LGS’ share portfolios successfully achieved Weighted Average Carbon Intensities (exposure to carbon-intensive companies) below their market benchmark – by 19% on Australian equities and 30% on international equities.
LGS actively seeks out investment opportunities that have positive environmental and social impacts with over $1bn (~10%) of our entire fund invested in low carbon assets which include renewable energy infrastructure and green bonds. Additionally, 16% of our Australian Equities and 34% of our international equities portfolio is made up of companies involved in Clean Technology Solutions.
LGS’ meticulously developed Active Ownership Policy aims to achieve positive social and environmental outcomes by being a responsible long-term focused steward of our members’ savings.
LGS is a certified responsible investor, with investments across Australian and international shares, property, infrastructure, private equity and absolute return asset classes.
LGS is proud to receive recognition from the investment community for our continuous commitment towards responsible, sustainable and ethical investment.