That’s why we offer a Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) option that aims to address these challenges.
It seeks to exclude particular industries and invest in assets that contribute to sustainable outcomes.
All while earning sustainable returns for your future.
Here’s how it works.
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When you invest in Hostplus’ Socially Responsible Investment - Balanced option, you can be confident that your super is not invested in fossil fuel companies or any of the following:
You can learn more about the industries and companies that our Socially Responsible Investment - Balanced option avoids here.
Through our Socially Responsible Investment - Balanced option, your money is invested in companies and assets that contribute towards achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
These include companies that are developing solutions to tackle climate change and other environmental and social challenges.
The Socially Responsible Investment - Balanced option invests in unlisted assets (such as private equity and venture capital) as well as listed investments.
And because Hostplus is one of the largest Australian investors in venture capital, this means that you are invested in companies that are developing tomorrow’s solutions to today’s challenges.
The option’s underlying investment costs are lower than our default MySuper option.1 And as a Hostplus member, you pay the same low cost administration fee of $1.50 per week, regardless of which investment option you choose.2
The option invests through a diversified portfolio, including some growth assets and some lower risk investments. It targets a return of 3.5% above inflation, over a 20 year time frame (for accumulation members).
1As at 30 June 2020. Investment costs can change regularly. Please visit https://hostplus.com.au/super/what-you-need-to-know-about-super/fees for the latest fees and costs breakdown.
2The administration fee is paid in addition to the underlying investment costs. The admin fee is $1.50 per week for accumulation members and $4.50 per week for pension members.
You can switch between Hostplus’ investment options for free and can invest your super in multiple options at the same time.
As well as offering a Socially Responsible Investment - Balanced option, Hostplus is committed to responsible investment across all our investment activities.
Our Responsible Investment Policy is an important part of our investment approach as a Fund. It’s how we manage risk and optimise our members’ retirement outcomes.
To refresh our Socially Responsible Investment – Balanced option, we’ve partnered with specialist external investment managers and sourced sustainable investment data from external providers.
The following describes the option’s approach to each asset class in further detail:
3SDG Solution Overall Score. Data is supplied by ISS
4Definitions for exclusions are based on the Bloomberg Barclays Index exclusion methodology