Future Super's Impact Report for 2019

Our Impact Report focuses on a few ideas in particular:
  • What is the carbon footprint of our investment strategy?
  • What are the members who roll into Future Super avoiding?
  • What other work do we do that delivers on our purpose?
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We take our screening process very seriously

Every company that makes it onto our investment list goes through a rigorous ethical screening process.

Learn more about ethical investing ↓
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Excluded investments

Our negative screening process excludes companies engaged in the following activities:

Fossil Fuels
Fossil Fuels
We do not invest in any company that mines, burns or extracts fossil fuels, or in companies that provide specific and significant services to the fossil fuel industry.
Gambling
Gambling
Tobacco
Tobacco
Armaments & Militarism
Armaments & Militarism
Armaments and militarism, support for regressive regimes or operations in countries of concern
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear and uranium
Live animal export
Live animal export
Old growth logging
Old growth logging
Old growth forest logging
Animal Cruelty
Animal Cruelty
Unnecessarily cruel treatment of animals (performance animals, cosmetic animal testing, factory farming and intensive animal agriculture)
Slave labour
Slave labour
Slave labour, poor labour standards or working conditions
Corruption
Corruption
Corruption or bribery
Intensive agriculture
Intensive agriculture
Environmental destruction
Environmental destruction
Destroying or wasting resources, or destruction of valuable environments
Polluting
Polluting
Polluting and carbon intensive activities
Social harm
Social harm
Activities that cause social harm, such as detention centres
Harmful financing
Harmful financing
Financing or support of activities which cause environmental or social harm
Poor corporate governance
Poor corporate governance
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Approved investments

Our positive screening process actively seeks out companies involved in the following activities:

Renewable energy
Renewable energy
Renewable and efficient energy
Recycling
Recycling
Recycling and reuse of waste
Resource conservation
Resource conservation
Water and resource conservation, and protection of natural environments
Social infrastructure
Social infrastructure
Green buildings, social infrastructure
Sustainable timber production
Sustainable timber production
Healthcare & wellbeing
Healthcare & wellbeing
Education
Education
Efficient transport
Efficient transport
Green IT
Green IT
Sustainable products
Sustainable products
Sustainable products, ethical procurement and fair trade
Labour standards & corporate governance
Labour standards & corporate governance
Strong labour standards and corporate governance
Flexible workplaces
Flexible workplaces
Flexibility in work and lifestyle
Community finance
Community finance
Community finance, local enterprise or social enterprise
Ethical treatment of people and animals
Ethical treatment of people and animals
Ethical treatment of people and animals
Production of healthy foods
Production of healthy foods
Production of healthy foods and support for healthy lifestyles
Social wellbeing
Social wellbeing
Activities that promote dignity and wellbeing, and alleviate poverty

Why invest ethically?

When you make a financial investment, you are also making an investment in the type of future you want.

Most super funds make investment choices without considering a company’s real-world social, ethical and environmental impact. If a company is large or looks profitable, who cares if they make the money from manufacturing nuclear weapons, selling cigarettes, or burning fossil fuels?

Future Super members care.

Our members don’t want their retirement savings funding activities that are harmful to people and the planet. Future Super won’t invest in any company that fails our strict ethical criteria. Instead, we invest your super money in companies building a better world.

Choosing ethical investments

Some super funds are called 'ethical' or have a 'sustainable' option, but it’s not easy to work out what this means.

We are upfront about our values, and transparent about where members' money is invested.

Here’s how we use ethics to shape our investment decisions.

At Future Super we use a two-step ethical screening process to ensure your money is invested in companies that can both grow your super savings and build a better world.

  1. Out with the bad: our negative screen rules out harmful and destructive industries like fossil fuels, detention centres, live animal export, nuclear, tobacco and more.
  2. In with the good: our positive screen ensures we actively seek out companies that are doing social and environmental good, such as renewable energy, healthcare, education and IT.

Our ethical research team constantly monitor the companies in our portfolio to make sure they match our values.

Transparency

An important part of investing ethically is knowing where your money is invested. While most super funds only disclose their largest 10 investments, Future Super is fully transparent. Check out the full Future Super portfolios below.

But wait, there's more

The Future Super fund invests in the following companies in its listed shares, alternatives, property, and fixed interest portfolios. The information below is provided for general information purposes only. It is not a recommendation to buy or sell any of the investments listed.

Note: Investment in international equities is via the Betashares Global Sustainability Leaders ETF. This fund only invests in global companies which have a carbon efficiency which is 60% better than average for its industry. Future Super’s Investment Manager is a service provider to Betashares for this product, with its role being to ensure the companies which are included in the ETF are Climate Leaders in their categories and satisfy a range of other ethical criteria. For more information visit: betashares.com.au

This list is current as at May 2018.

Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency

Analog Devices

Applied Materials

Artesian Clean Energy Seed Fund

Blue Sky Solar Fund

First Solar

Galaxy Resources

Gamesa

IIG Solar Income Fund

Infigen Energy

Infineon Technologies

Infradebt Ethical Infrastructure Fund

Mercury NZ

Meridian Energy

New Energy Solar

ON Semiconductor

Orocobre

Shin Etsu Chemical

Tesla

Vestas Wind Systems

Windlab

Zen Energy

Public Transport

Central Japan Railway

MTR Corp

Healthcare

Ansell

Australian Pharmaceutical Industries

Bristol-Myers Squibb

CSL

Cochlear

Edwards Lifesciences

Fisher and Paykel Healthcare

Healthscope

Illumina

Incyte

Intuitive Surgical

Japara Healthcare

Nanosonics

Novo Nordisk

Primary Healthcare

Ramsay Healthcare

ResMed

Roche

Sigma Healthcare

Sonic Healthcare

Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Zoetis

Animal Health

Greencross

IT, Software & Technology Services

ASML Holding

Adobe Systems

Altium

Amadeus IT Holding

Appen

Apple

Automatic Data Processing

Bulletproof

Cerner Corp

Cognizant Technology Solutions

Computershare

Experian

Fidelity National Information Services

Fiserv

Intel

Intuit

Keyence

MYOB

Melbourne IT

NVIDIA

NextDC

PayPal

Paychex

Salesforce.com

ServiceNow

Tokyo Electron

Updater

Wisetech Global

Xero

Telecommunications

Amaysim Australia

BCE Inc

Charter Communications

Chorus

Crown Castle International

NTT Docomo

Rogers Communications

Singapore Telecommunications

Spark New Zealand

Superloop

Telstra

Vocus Group

Food, Nutrition & Markets

A2 Milk

Bega Cheese

Bellamy's Organic

Blackmores

Bubs Australia

Campbell Soup

Costa Group

General Mills

Select Harvests

Starbucks

Clothing & Apparel

Fast Retailing

Hennes and Mauritz

Industria De Diseno Textil

Myer

Nike

Ross Stores

Swatch Group

TJX Companies

Banks, Insurance & Financial Services

AIA Group

ASX Ltd

AUB Group

Anthem Inc

Bank First

Bank of Queensland

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank

Blackrock

CME Group

Charles Schwab

Chubb

Cigna Corp

Genworth Mortgage Brokers

Heritage Bank

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing

Humana

Insurance Australia Group

Intercontinental Exchange

Mastercard

Medibank

Members Equity Bank

NIB

Nordea Bank

Sampo Oyj

Steadfast Group

Suncorp

Svenska Handelsbanken

Swedbank

UnitedHealth Group

Visa

Property

Asia Pacific Data Centre REIT

AvalonBay Communities

Blue Sky Student Accommodation

Centuria

Charter Hall Group

Cromwell Property Group

Dexus

Digital Realty Trust

GPT Group

Growthpoint Properties

Investa Office Fund

Mirvac

Oriental Land Company

Prologis

Stockland

Unibail-Rodamco

Vicinity Centres

Vonovia

Media, Information & Entertainment

Booking Holdings Inc

Carsales.com

Expedia

Netflix

RELX

Seek

Trade Me Group

Sustainable Home, Industrial & Automotive Products

Aptiv

Asaleo Care

Assa Abloy

Autodesk

Autozone

Brambles

Breville

Denso

Dollar Tree

Fanuc

G.U.D. Holdings

GWA Group

Givaudan

Home Depot

Illinois Tool Works

KONE Oyj

O'Reilly Automotive

Orora

Pact Group

Philips

SMC Corp

Vulcan Materials

Professional Services

IRESS

Invocare

Link Administration

Marsh and McLennan Companies

McMillan Shakespeare

S&P Global

Service Stream

Technology One

Education and Learning Centres

G8 Education

IDP Education

Navitas

Social Impact Bonds

Aspire Social Impact Bond

Recycling & Waste Management

Bingo Industries

Cleanaway Waste Management

Sims Metal Management

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But wait, there's more

The Future Super fund invests in the following companies in its listed shares, alternatives, property, and fixed interest portfolios. The information below is provided for general information purposes only. It is not a recommendation to buy or sell any of the investments listed.

Please refer to our Portfolio Holdings Disclosure for each investment option for a full list of holdings*:

Note: Investment in international equities is via the Betashares Global Sustainability Leaders ETF. This fund only invests in global companies which have a carbon efficiency which is 60% better than average for its industry. Future Super’s Investment Manager is a service provider to Betashares for this product, with its role being to ensure the companies which are included in the ETF are Climate Leaders in their categories and satisfy a range of other ethical criteria. For more information visit: betashares.com.au

This list is current as at May 2018.

All investments

We disclose all of the investments in our portfolios:

Renewables Plus

Balanced Impact

Balanced Index

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