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Virgin Money Super’s investment team named Responsible Investment Leader for 2020 and 2021

Ever wondered if responsible investing impacts your super returns? 

Virgin Money Super’s Investment Team tell us how their approach to Sustainable and ESG investing (Environmental, Social and Governance) has continued to deliver strong returns for customers.  

Responsible investing doesn’t have to come at a cost to your retirement

Mercer, the Investment Team responsible for Virgin Money Super customers’ super, has been named a Responsible Investment Leader by RIAA (Responsible Investment Association Australasia) – for the second year in a row. The team continues to achieve returns for customers above both the industry super fund and retail super fund medians. Yes, both!

Here’s how:

  • The Investment Team actively consider ESG factors, and sustainability and climate change themes to provide a broader perspective for investment decision making.
  • They also aim to grow super by investing it in ways that assess the risks and opportunities of the future.
  • In implementing their Sustainable Investment Policy they also commit to strong, collaborative execution and transparency in reporting.
  • The Investment Team announced their commitment to reaching net-zero emissions across their investment portfolio by 2050. As part of this commitment, they aim to reduce carbon emissions of their total assets and diversified funds by 45% by 2030. This is another essential step toward protecting your super from the future risks of climate change.

Grow super and invest in a sustainable way

Being named a Responsible Investment Leader lets you know that at Virgin Money Super, we do our best to ensure we invest responsibly, and consider ESG factors when managing your super, without compromising returns on your retirement savings.

View the full list of Responsible Investment Leaders for 2021 including Mercer, the Investment Team behind Virgin Money Super.

Over the next decade, it is critical that super funds rise to the emerging challenges and progress towards a more sustainable and responsible investment approach. It’s about:

  1. Delivering strong investment returns for customers; and
  2. Applying sustainable investment principles. 

Find out how you can save for tomorrow and be rewarded today with Virgin Money Super.

If you’re already a Virgin Money Super customer, get familiar with how your super is invested by logging into your Virgin Money Super account.

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