Local Government Super Balanced Growth

Product Name

Local Government Super Balanced Growth

Issuer

Local Government Super

Category

Superannuation

Type

Superfund/Pension

Target

Retail

Certified Since

2016

Asset Classes

Diversified / Multi-asset

Markets

Australia

Investment Approaches

ESG Integration, Negative Screening

It Includes:

  • Riaa icons 14 Education
  • Riaa icons 32 Green property
  • Riaa icons 12 Healthcare and medical products
  • Riaa icons 11 Impact investments
  • Riaa icons 10 Renewable energy and energy efficiency
  • Riaa icons 15 Social and sustainable infrastructure
  • Tree green background Sustainable land and agricultural management
  • Riaa icons 13 Sustainable transport
  • Riaa icons 31 Sustainable water
  • Investment2 More sustainable companies

It has some level of screening for:

  • Riaa icons 36 Armaments
  • Riaa icons 42 Gambling
  • Riaa icons 52 Human rights abuses
  • Riaa icons 38 Labour rights violations
  • Riaa icons 34 Logging
  • Riaa icons 50 Nuclear power
  • Riaa icons 35 Tobacco

It fully excludes:

    Overview

    Balanced Growth web page: The Balanced Growth strategy generally invests a high proportion of its funds in growth assets, such as Australian and international equities and property. The balance is invested in income producing assets. This combination aims to earn real investment growth above the CPI over a 5 year period. Because the emphasis is on growth, you should keep in mind that there may be what financial professionals call 'short-term volatility' in this strategy. In other words, the value of the investment may fluctuate over the short-term. This volatility is not as great as it is in the High Growth strategy. Objective: 3.0% above CPI Risk Profile: Medium to High Time horison: 5 years PDS: Invests a high proportion of funds in growth assets, such as shares and property and may be suitable for members seeking real investment growth over the medium to longer term. Risk profile: The emphasis is on growth, so the value of the investment may fluctuate over the short term. Standard Risk Measure: Risk band: 5; Risk label: Medium to High (Based on an estimate of 3.0 negative annual returns in any 20-year period)


    Description


    This product is responsibly invested across different asset classes with a focus on investments in solar & wind farms, clean technology projects, hospitals & schools, green property portfolio, water efficiency etc.
     
     Investment restrictions applied to this product are:
    • LGS will not actively invest in companies that derive any revenue from: 
    • Controversial weapons - including the manufacture and/or production of controversial weapons such as land mines, cluster bombs and nuclear weapons.
    • Tobacco - including the manufacture and/or production of tobacco products. 
    • LGS will not actively invest in companies that derive 10% or more of their revenue from: 
    • Armaments - including the manufacture and/or production of armaments. 
    • Gambling - including the manufacture and/or production of gambling machines and services and/or ownership of outlets housing these machines. 
    • Old growth logging - including involvement in logging of old growth forests. 
    • Uranium mining/nuclear - including involvement in uranium mining and production of nuclear energy. 
    • LGS will not actively invest in companies that derive 33.3% or more of their revenue from: 
    • High carbon sensitive activities - including coal mining, oil tar sands and coal fired electricity generation. 
    • LGS will not actively invest in companies that are identified as: 
    • High ESG risk - including poor governance and management of ESG risks. 

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