Actions to align ACSI’s philosophy and approach to ESG with our members’ goals ACSI provides services in the following areas.
ACSI assists funds to exercise their responsibility of active ownership and stewardship of the shares they own within the ASX300 through company engagement, proxy voting analysis and advice.
Providing Governance Guidelines for funds on how to exercise votes on key governance issues such as board independence, gender diversity, executive remuneration etc., assists members to be active owners and incorporate ESG issues into their ownership policies and practices. The Guidelines also detail the reasonable expectations of asset owners for governance standards that should be adopted by listed investee companies, and under which sustainable long-term investment can prosper.
ACSI Governance Guidelines: https://acsi.org.au/images/stories/ACSIDocuments/ACSI_Governance_Guidelines.Oct15.pdf
Enhance sustainable long-term value for retirement saving
ACSI assists members to incorporate ESG issues into investment analysis and decision-making processes by providing ESG thematic research and ASX300 company engagement and analysis on ESG risks to assist investor goals to achieve long-term value creation.
Work in the best interests of long-term fiduciary asset owners and their beneficiaries
ACSI engages with policy makers through advocacy on behalf of members and through policy submissions to government to better align the operation of the financial system with the financial interests of our members (as long-term fiduciary asset owners) and their beneficiaries, which typically span many decades.
ACSI policy submissions: https://acsi.org.au/publications-1/policy-submissions.html
Employ responsible investment
By identifying ESG risks and opportunities in the ASX300 through longitudinal and thematic research, company engagement and proxy voting.