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Disruption

Blog posts filed under “Disruption”

2019

February 2019

February

The Adani Grinch is trying to steal Christmas - four things you can do to stop him

The Adani Grinch is trying to steal Christmas - four things you can do to stop him

The Adani Grinch is trying to steal Christmas - four things you can do to stop him

Adani is going ahead with its mine, a Christmas present Aussies don’t want, and neither major party will stop it. We need to let our politicians know it’s unacceptable to build new coal mines. Here are 4 ways you can help.

James Alexander

Disruption • Environment • Community

 

 

Renewables Can Halve Energy Prices In 4 Years

Renewables Can Halve Energy Prices In 4 Years

Renewables Can Halve Energy Prices In 4 Years

Good news for everyone, really

Michael Bones

Disruption • Ethical Investing • Environment • Renewable Energy

 

 

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

 

 

The bad investment that is short-changing your super

The bad investment that is short-changing your super

The bad investment that is short-changing your super

As Australians await further changes to the superannuation industry, there’s one key area where regulators can help protect Australians from losing thousands of dollars from their super savings.

Adam Verwey

Divestment • Disruption • Ethical Investing • News • 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

 

 

Why You Should Snoop On Your Super Fund

Why You Should Snoop On Your Super Fund

Why You Should Snoop On Your Super Fund

Ever wondered why super funds make discovering your actual investments so hard? We think you should know what you’re money’s being invested in. Here’s why.

Michael Bones

Superannuation • Disruption • Ethical Investing

 

 

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

 

 

Super Funds Detention: why the refugee rights movement should embrace divestment

Super Funds Detention: why the refugee rights movement should embrace divestment

Super Funds Detention: why the refugee rights movement should embrace divestment

Australian pro-refugee activists have unknowingly been investing in companies that profit from the suffering of refugees.

Kirstin Hunter

Equality • Disruption • Divestment

 

 

NYC vs Fossil Fuels: the Big Apple’s clever plan to take down Big Polluters

NYC vs Fossil Fuels: the Big Apple’s clever plan to take down Big Polluters

NYC vs Fossil Fuels: the Big Apple’s clever plan to take down Big Polluters

New York City is suing 5 fossil fuel giants and divesting billions from big polluters

Michael Bones

Disruption

 

 

The Clean Tech Car Revolution You Didn't Realise Was Happening

The Clean Tech Car Revolution You Didn't Realise Was Happening

The Clean Tech Car Revolution You Didn't Realise Was Happening

The man who predicted "solar will eat everything" has a new warning for investors, which includes every working Australian with a super fund.

Michael Bones

Disruption • Renewable Energy

 

 

Top 3 Ethical Investments in 2017

Top 3 Ethical Investments in 2017

Top 3 Ethical Investments in 2017

Ethical superannuation is not just about avoiding harmful industries. It’s also about investing to make a positive impact and generate a strong return. Here’s how Future Super’s top 3 ethical investments for the 2016-17 financial year stack up for investment impact and return potential.

Michael Bones

Disruption • Divestment • Renewable Energy

 

 

Ethical Super Series - Part 1

Ethical Super Series - Part 1

Ethical Super Series - Part 1

Everyone is talking about ethical super these days, but what does it really mean? Explore the ins and outs of ethical superannuation and investment with Future Super’s Ethical Super Series. In this 10 part series exploring everything from ‘what is fossil fuel free’ to ‘how to analyse a company’, we’ll be looking at how ordinary Australians can be empowered to invest more ethically.

Michael Bones

Disruption • Divestment

 

 

I just can’t help falling in love (with Tesla solar roofs)

I just can’t help falling in love (with Tesla solar roofs)

I just can’t help falling in love (with Tesla solar roofs)

Tesla first wowed crowds with solar roof demos last October and started taking orders earlier this year. Future Super members are proud investors in Tesla and Solar Roofs. Read how together, we’re making the clean energy revolution happen.

Michael Bones

Renewable Energy • Disruption • Ethical Investing

 

 

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

 

 

5 Reasons to Care About Your Super

5 Reasons to Care About Your Super

5 Reasons to Care About Your Super

Why should you care about your super? Future Super shows how your superannuation choices can make the world a better place – now and in the future.

Noelle Greenwood

Environment • Divestment • Disruption

 

 

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

2020

January 2020

January

“Coal Is Dead”: Political Fetish with Little Black Rock Trashed By Trillionaire Investor

“Coal Is Dead”: Political Fetish with Little Black Rock Trashed By Trillionaire Investor

“Coal Is Dead”: Political Fetish with Little Black Rock Trashed By Trillionaire Investor

The Australian government has been ridiculed by a trillion dollar global fund manager for “denying gravity” on coal investment.

Michael Bones

Renewable Energy • Divestment • Disruption

 

 

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

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