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Sustainable investment

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.

Some of our key achievements in responsible investment include:

  • Being the Australian super fund with the largest amount of funds allocated to sustainable and responsible investments for eight years in a row.1
  • In recognition of our work on managing climate risks, LGS is ranked number one in the Global Climate 500 index.2
  • Continually improving the environmental performance of our direct property assets. Over the past seven years we have reduced our electricity consumption by 42% and our water consumption by 52%.
    • Average NABERS Energy rating of 6 Stars with GreenPower.
    • Average NABERS Energy rating of 4.71 Stars without GreenPower.
    • Average NABERS Water rating of 3.77 Stars.
    • 4 Stars in 2017 Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark Survey.
  • Recent investment in community infrastructure such as schools, hospitals, renewable energy generation and water treatment plants.

1 Data from the Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA) 2014/5 report
1 The Asset Owners Disclosure Project

Our achievements have been recognised in Australia and internationally with the following awards and certifications:

Tobacco Free Portfolio SprtngsInfinity money green award AODP2 RIAAtm

"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."

Bill Hartnett, Head of Sustainability

Our approach

Find out more about how we invest our members' money.

Active ownership

We use a range of engagement strategies to influence change in companies in which we invest.

Investment risks

We look at a range of risks to ensure we safeguard our members' interests.

Investment restrictions

Learn about which industries we avoid and why.

Latest reports and policies

Learn more about how we incorporate Responsible Investment into our investment approach in our latest reports and policies.