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StatewideSuper

PRI reporting framework 2020

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Promoting responsible investment

SG 09. Collaborative organisations / initiatives

09.1. Select the collaborative organisation and/or initiatives of which your organisation is a member or in which it participated during the reporting year, and the role you played.

Select all that apply

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]

Statewide Super has been a signatory to the UNPRI since 2007. For two years, we were on the working group of the Small Funds Initiative. A case study on Statewide's approach to manager selection and appointment was included in a PRI publication on the topic.

In 2019 Statewide Super signed several collaborative initiative letters including: to Amazon about labour rights in their operations and supply chains, on expectations on climate change for airlines and aerospace companies, and the investor statement on deforestation and forest fires in the Amazon.

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]

StatewideSuper is a member of ACSI for industry collaboration, learning and engagement purposes.

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]

Statewide Super has been a signatory to the CDP for many years finding it a useful way to participate in climate related risk management.

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]

StatewideSuper has been a member of the IGCC for many years and participates in member meetings and IGCC-led collaborative actions.

In 2018 Statewide joined the Climate Action 100+ global initiative (jointly led by IGCC), as a supporting investor. In 2019 we re-signed the Global Investor Statement to governments on climate change and the investment letter to the extractives sector on climate change.


SG 09.2. Assets managed by PRI signatories

Indicate approximately what percentage (+/- 5%) of your externally managed assets under management are managed by PRI signatories.

80 %

SG 10. Promoting RI independently

10.1. Indicate if your organisation promotes responsible investment, independently of collaborative initiatives.

10.2. Indicate the actions your organisation has taken to promote responsible investment independently of collaborative initiatives. Provide a description of your role in contributing to the objectives of the selected action and the typical frequency of your participation/contribution.

Description

          Statewide's Quantitative Manager is on the Ethics Committee of AMP Capital relating to our investment in the Ethical Investment Leaders Balanced Fund
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          Statewide's Quantitative Manager is on the Board of the Soical Impact Investing Network of South Australia
        

Frequency of contribution

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          Statewide has a section on its website where it sets out its responsible investment activities including its sustainable diversified fund option.
        

Description

          Statewide promotes RI through its ESG and Proxy Voting Policy and practices and via its managers.
        

Frequency of contribution

10.3. Describe any additional actions and initiatives that your organisation has taken part in during the reporting year to promote responsible investment [Optional]

Statewide discusses ESG with its asset consultant and investment managers. It also asks investment managers, through its annual ESG questionnaire to declare their responsible investment policies and practices and otherwise engages with them regularly as part of its ongoing dialogue with managers.

 


SG 11. Dialogue with public policy makers or standard setters

11.1. Indicate if your organisation - individually or in collaboration with others - conducted dialogue with public policy makers or regulators in support of responsible investment in the reporting year.

If yes

11.2. Select the methods you have used.

11.3. Where you have made written submissions (individually or collaboratively) to governments and regulatory authorities, indicate if these are publicly available.

11.4. Provide a brief description of the main topics your organisation has engaged with public policy-makers or regulators on.

Statewide is a member of ACSI who made various submissions to government and public speeches on a number of topics including tax and tax transparency, ASX Listing Rules, Modern Slavery Act, Whistleblower policies, executive remuneration, climate change and culture.


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