ACSI provides services in the following areas:
ACSI assists funds to exercise their responsibility of active ownership and stewardship of their ASX300 holdings through company engagement, proxy voting analysis and advice.
Providing Governance Guidelines on governance issues such as board independence, gender diversity and remuneration 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.
ACSI Governance Guidelines: https://acsi.org.au/images/stories/ACSIDocuments/ACSI-Governance-Guidelines.Nov17.pdf
Enhance sustainable long-term value for retirement savings
ACSI assists members to incorporate ESG issues into investment decision-making by providing thematic research and ASX300 company engagement and analysis on ESG risks.
Work in the best interests of long-term fiduciary asset owners and their beneficiaries
ACSI engages with policy makers through advocacy 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
Encourage responsible investment
By identifying ESG risks and opportunities in the ASX300 through longitudinal and thematic research, company engagement and proxy voting.