UniSuper Global Environmental Opportunities Option

Product Name

UniSuper Global Environmental Opportunities Option

Issuer

UniSuper

Category

Superannuation

Type

Superfund/Pension

Target

Retail

Certified Since

2017

Asset Classes

International equities

Markets

Australia

Investment Approaches

Positive Screening, Negative Screening

It Includes:

  • Riaa icons 32 Green property
  • Riaa icons 10 Renewable energy and energy efficiency
  • Riaa icons 13 Sustainable transport
  • Riaa icons 31 Sustainable water

It has some level of screening for:

  • Riaa icons 41 Alcohol
  • Riaa icons 33 Fossil fuels
  • Riaa icons 35 Tobacco

It fully excludes:

  • Riaa icons 36 Armaments
  • Riaa icons 42 Gambling
  • Riaa icons 52 Human rights abuses
  • Riaa icons 38 Labour rights violations

Overview

Global Environmental Opportunities option invests in international companies aiming to deliver solutions or products in clean energy, energy efficiency, waste/pollution control, clean water and green buildings.


Description


We actively manage this option ourselves to make sure we have oversight of any environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.

The products and services that GEO invests in focus on:

  • Alternative energy—renewable energy and alternative fuels 
  • Clean technology—reducing energy consumption through effective power management, energy conservation and energy efficiency
  • Water infrastructure and technologies—addressing water scarcity, quality and infrastructure
  • Green building—building and operating environmentally sustainable buildings and/or offering environmentally sound products and services used in building design and construction
  • Waste management and pollution control—pollution prevention, recycling, waste minimisation and waste treatment.

This option invests in a portfolio of global shares (which may include a small portion of Australian companies) that derive at least 40% of their revenues from environmentally beneficial products and services related to alternative energy, sustainable water, green building, pollution prevention and clean technology.

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