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Activism

Blog posts filed under “Activism”

2018

May 2018

May

This Is Our Why: reflections on Bill McKibben's Accelerate Climate Action Tour

This Is Our Why: reflections on Bill McKibben's Accelerate Climate Action Tour

This Is Our Why: reflections on Bill McKibben's Accelerate Climate Action Tour

If you missed it Bill McKibben's Accelerate Climate Action Tour, here's what you need to know.

Kirstin Hunter

Activism • Divestment • Environment • Ethical Investing

 

November

Why does a superannuation company care about marriage equality?

Why does a superannuation company care about marriage equality?

Why does a superannuation company care about marriage equality?

Find out why marriage equality is an important issue for a superannuation fund. It might not be the answer you'd expect.

Kirstin Hunter

Activism

2019

February 2019

February

Is Energy Poverty the new buzzword or a real problem?

Is Energy Poverty the new buzzword or a real problem?

Is Energy Poverty the new buzzword or a real problem?

Energy poverty is both a national and global challenge impacting climate change prevention efforts and basic human survival - a problem that can only be solved by increasing awareness and demanding investment and focus on its solution.

Tara James

Activism

 

 

California Dreamin’ (of board diversity)

California Dreamin’ (of board diversity)

California Dreamin’ (of board diversity)

Having women in the boardroom produces better results for businesses as well as women. It takes a company determined to thumb their nose at women to choose to maintain an all-male board even at a proven cost to their business performance. California has joined voices with ethics-led investors like Future Super in calling for a smarter and fairer boardroom.

Emily Flood

Politics • Activism • Opinion

 

 

Not Even Dutton Can Save Coal

Not Even Dutton Can Save Coal

Not Even Dutton Can Save Coal

Energy policy has politicians are squabbling for the top job like seagulls scrapping for chips. But not even Dutton can stop the surge in renewable energy.

Michael Bones

Divestment • Ethical Investing • Activism

 

 

Fly Bye: Aussie Airlines Deporting Refugees Face Wrath of Activist Investors

Fly Bye: Aussie Airlines Deporting Refugees Face Wrath of Activist Investors

Fly Bye: Aussie Airlines Deporting Refugees Face Wrath of Activist Investors

Why ethical investors are targeting Qantas

Michael Bones

Activism

 

 

Why Mark is suing REST super for failing on climate

Why Mark is suing REST super for failing on climate

Why Mark is suing REST super for failing on climate

This legend is suing a $50 billion super fund for climate inaction.

Michael Bones

Activism • Divestment

 

 

Coal Billionaire Secretly Funds Pro-Coal Propaganda, And No One Is Surprised

Coal Billionaire Secretly Funds Pro-Coal Propaganda, And No One Is Surprised

Coal Billionaire Secretly Funds Pro-Coal Propaganda, And No One Is Surprised

It's amazing what you find when you follow the money...

Michael Bones

Ethical Investing • Disruption • Divestment • Activism • Superannuation

 

 

Short-change women and you short-change the world: Why we should all care more about the gender pay gap in Australia

Short-change women and you short-change the world: Why we should all care more about the gender pay gap in Australia

Short-change women and you short-change the world: Why we should all care more about the gender pay gap in Australia

If a generation of poverty-stricken grandmas isn’t enough to make us stop and think, then maybe this will.

Kirstin Hunter

Ethical Investing • Disruption • Activism

 

 

Future Super named 2018 Telstra Business Awards: Social Change Maker Finalist!

Future Super named 2018 Telstra Business Awards: Social Change Maker Finalist!

Future Super named 2018 Telstra Business Awards: Social Change Maker Finalist!

Future Super has been listed as a 2018 Telstra Business Awards: Social Change Maker Finalist in the ACT.

Kirstin Hunter

Renewable Energy • Disruption • Activism • Environment • Equality • Ethical Investing • News • Superannuation

 

 

New research reveals that 7.7% of Australia’s retirement savings could fund 100% renewable power by 2030

New research reveals that 7.7% of Australia’s retirement savings could fund 100% renewable power by 2030

New research reveals that 7.7% of Australia’s retirement savings could fund 100% renewable power by 2030

Today, brand new research by UTS Institute of Sustainable Futures (ISF) and Future Super reveals that funding Australia’s transition to 100% renewable energy could be easier than once thought.

Michael Bones

Activism • Disruption • Ethical Investing • Renewable Energy

 

 

Turnbull’s energy policy is a nationwide NEG hit

Turnbull’s energy policy is a nationwide NEG hit

Turnbull’s energy policy is a nationwide NEG hit

This sleazy pick-up strategy explains everything about the Turnbull government’s energy talk.

Michael Bones

Disruption • Renewable Energy • Environment • Divestment • Activism

 

 

Making superannuation just a little more super for women

Making superannuation just a little more super for women

Making superannuation just a little more super for women

It’s no secret that superannuation kinda sucks for women. Super, it turns out, is where a lifetime of workforce inequality can be seen loud and clear. But there are some great examples being set by businesses who see this inequality and want to do something about it... and some of them might surprise you.

Kirstin Hunter

Activism • Disruption • Equality

 

 

The Elephant in the Room: Why Australian Politicians Don’t Care about Climate Change

The Elephant in the Room: Why Australian Politicians Don’t Care about Climate Change

The Elephant in the Room: Why Australian Politicians Don’t Care about Climate Change

Ever wondered why politicians don’t seem to care about climate change? Find out why they’re not telling the whole truth in this article by Future Super.

Noelle Greenwood

Activism • Environment • Divestment • Renewable Energy

 

 

6 Steps to Put the Pinch on Fossil Fuel Companies

6 Steps to Put the Pinch on Fossil Fuel Companies

6 Steps to Put the Pinch on Fossil Fuel Companies

Sick of dirty energy destroying this environment? Be part of the solution with these 6 steps from Future Super, and help put an end to fossil fuel companies.

Michael Bones

Activism • Divestment • Environment • Renewable Energy

 

 

11 Important Reasons to Help Us #StopAdani

11 Important Reasons to Help Us #StopAdani

11 Important Reasons to Help Us #StopAdani

Adani’s Carmichael coal mine will be a massive disaster for Australians everywhere, and you can help Future Super stop it. Find out more.

Future Super

Activism • Disruption • Environment

 

 

10 crappy things you could be funding through your super (and might want to stop)

10 crappy things you could be funding through your super (and might want to stop)

10 crappy things you could be funding through your super (and might want to stop)

Did you know your super could be funding harmful industries like nuclear arms and tobacco? Future Super reveals 10 damaging industries to avoid investing in.

Noelle Greenwood

Activism • Divestment • Disruption • Environment

 

 

Why Westpac Caved On Adani, And What We Need To Do Next

Why Westpac Caved On Adani, And What We Need To Do Next

Why Westpac Caved On Adani, And What We Need To Do Next

Thousands of Australians are celebrating today with the news that Westpac has all but ruled out funding Adani’s controversial Carmichael mine. On Friday, Westpac released a new climate change action policy which effectively rules them out from funding Adani’s monster mine.

Michael Bones

Activism

 

 

Impact Spotlight: How Climates Is Building Climate Resilience In The Pacific

Impact Spotlight: How Climates Is Building Climate Resilience In The Pacific

Impact Spotlight: How Climates Is Building Climate Resilience In The Pacific

Future Super are proud to work with and support organisations leading the way to address climate action. Climates is a not-for-profit organisation empowering our neighbours in the Pacific to build climate resilience. They’ve just come back from COP23 in Bonn, check out our interview with them.

Farah Muharam

Activism • Divestment • Member stories • Renewable Energy

 

 

Follow The Money: The fight to #StopAdani brings banks and super funds into focus

Follow The Money: The fight to #StopAdani brings banks and super funds into focus

Follow The Money: The fight to #StopAdani brings banks and super funds into focus

The fight to #StopAdani brings banks and super funds into focus.

Michael Bones

Activism

 

 

11 Tips for a Carbon-Friendly Christmas

11 Tips for a Carbon-Friendly Christmas

11 Tips for a Carbon-Friendly Christmas

Among all the holiday cheer, many forget that christmas time can be tough on the environment. Future Super give 11 unique tips for a carbon-friendly christmas.

Future Super

Disruption • Activism • Environment

 

 

Queensland + Adani 4EVA: A broken heart waiting to happen.

Queensland + Adani 4EVA: A broken heart waiting to happen.

Queensland + Adani 4EVA: A broken heart waiting to happen.

As a Queenslander, it disturbs me deeply what our government is agreeing to in our name, in considering an allegiance with Mr Adani to be in our state’s best interest. And I have the strong sense that we are the ones being played for fools.

Noelle Greenwood

Activism • Disruption • Environment

 

 

How to Talk to a Climate Change Denier

How to Talk to a Climate Change Denier

How to Talk to a Climate Change Denier

Having productive conversations with climate deniers can feel like an insurmountable challenge. Find out how with this fact-filled guide.

Noelle Greenwood

Activism • Environment

2020

January 2020

January

Teller me the Truth: CommBank’s dirty laundry to finally get aired

Teller me the Truth: CommBank’s dirty laundry to finally get aired

Teller me the Truth: CommBank’s dirty laundry to finally get aired

Commonwealth Bank has been in hot water lately over a number of issues. But the really interesting story is at risk of getting lost in all the noise. Find out about the Aussie legends who are taking on the banking giant.

Michael Bones

Disruption • Activism • Ethical Investing

 

 

The story of AYCC’s first Western Sydney Organiser

The story of AYCC’s first Western Sydney Organiser

The story of AYCC’s first Western Sydney Organiser

From Botswana to Western Sydney to Future Super and beyond — this is the story of committed climate activist, Grace Vegesana.

Mariela Powell Thomas

Community • Member stories • Activism

 

July

The September 20 Climate Strike: A Retrospective

The September 20 Climate Strike: A Retrospective

The September 20 Climate Strike: A Retrospective

Future Super Member Advocate and climate activist Brett Morgan reflects on the recent global climate strike on September 20.

Brett Morgan

Activism

 

 

How activism lends itself to other decisions you make in your life

How activism lends itself to other decisions you make in your life

How activism lends itself to other decisions you make in your life

Future Super Member Advocate Brett Morgan argues that activism is a necessary part of living a truly meaningful life.

Brett Morgan

Activism

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