Christian Super invests members’ retirement savings in a wide range of assets. In acquiring these assets the Fund also takes on both rights and responsibilities as owners of shares, debt, property and other assets.
Christian Super aims to be responsible and effective owners of the assets it holds on behalf of its members. This policy addresses the ways in which Christian Super acts as an asset owner to engage with and influence companies in which the Fund invests or to whom the Fund lends money, or invests in any other form.
Christian Super aims to adopt a wisdom-based relational approach, getting alongside companies rather than establishing an unhelpful, combative situation. Active engagement with companies is the most important method which the Fund uses to influence company behaviour.
Christian Super's engagement policy is reviewed by the Board's Ethics Committee on a routine basis. Engagement is carried out both externally, by a specialist engagement service provider, as well as internally - and Christian Super also expects it's external fund managers to also conduct corporate engagement. Christian Super also conducts engagement with ASX-listed companies in collaboration with ACSI.