Ethical investing: How Future Super Built a Fossil-Free Fund
Free Public Lecture
William Macmahon Ball Theatre
Level 1, Old Arts Building
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Australia's superannuation funds hold nearly $3 trillion in investment assets. If only a small percentage of those funds were re-directed away from fossil fuels toward green investments, the necessary decarbonisation of our economy could be hastened.
Future Super was founded in 2014 by a group of investors and activists who wanted to prove that people didn’t need to compromise the climate to invest. They set out to establish a superannuation fund that delivered competitive returns for individuals, whilst avoiding investments in fossil fuels. It would become Australia's first fossil-free super fund.
In this seminar, the Managing Director of Future Super, Kirstin Hunter, outlines how investment funds can leverage the growing demand for ethical investment to further the transition to a cleaner economy.