Super Fund of the Year: Best ESG Fund 2014
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) refers to the three main areas that have developed as key factors in measuring the sustainability and ethical impact of an investment in a company. These criteria are used in what has become known as socially responsible investing.
In accepting the award, Christian Super Director, John Peberdy, said, “Winning this award is a wonderful recognition from the superannuation community that our fund encompasses values-based decision making, sustainable principles and good outcomes for our members. We are privileged to be able to manage our members’ money in accordance with Biblical guidelines, so that their superannuation really can change the world.”
Gold Super 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011
Of more than 350 superannuation products extensively analysed, SuperRatings have awarded Christian Super a Gold Rating.
Gold Pension 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011
Of more than 350 pension products extensively analysed, SuperRatings have awarded Christian Super a Gold Rating.
Best Green Super Fund 2014, 2011
Announced in Money Magazine’s annual ‘Best of the Best’ edition, the award recognises Christian Super’s commitment to investing along ethical and environmental lines.
“Winning this award is great recognition from the ethical investment community that our Fund encompasses values-based decision making, sustainable principles and good outcomes for our members.” (Christian Super CEO, Peter Murphy)
Infinity Award 2013, 2010
In March 2013, at the annual Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST) conference, Christian Super was announced winners of the Infinity Award 2013.
“Each year SuperRatings undertake a thorough examination of the Australian super fund industry, from the eyes of the socially conscious. We reward and recognise those funds that practice genuine responsible investment and business principles. This year’s winner is undoubtedly one of the most ethically guided funds in the market. They pride themselves on managing their members’ money in accordance with Biblical guidelines, incorporating values of openness, fairness and equity.” (SuperRatings CEO, Nathan MacPhee)
Infinity Recognised 2014, 2012, 2011
SuperRatings, an independent researcher in the superannuation industry, introduced the Infinity Award in 2008 to recognise the fund that best demonstrated a commitment to its environmental and ethical responsibilities.
AIST Communication Award (Runners Up) 2012
Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees
In November 2012 Christian Super’s Annual report was shortlisted for ‘Best Annual Report’ in the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST) Communications Awards. Following the nomination, we were delighted to receive the Runners-Up position – an encouraging achievement. The award recognised outstanding fund reporting in alignment with AIST’s Fund Governance Guidelines for best practice disclosure, ASIC reporting guidelines and overall design/readability for effective member engagement.
Sustainable Super Fund of the Year 2011, 2008
Christian Super won the Sustainable Super Fund of the Year award at the 8th Australian Sustainability Awards presented by Ethical Investor on 8 December 2008.
Presenting the award, Dr Caroline Noller, Head of Corporate Responsibility at GPT Group, said, “[Christian Super] has embraced the principles of ethical investment more than any other in Australia, and in a way that establishes alignment with the values represented by its industry. It was the first industry super fund to decide that putting all its money into ethical investments was not at odds with its fiduciary duty to maximise returns.”
CMSF Communication Bronze Award 2003
CMSF Communication Silver Award 2002
Christian Super Ranked Number 2 in Climate Change Project
Christian Super was ranked number 2 by the Climate Change Investment Initiative run by the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees from the 32 participating funds with over $300 million under management.
“Christian Super is doing an outstanding job in building this capability and mitigating the material risks for its members. (Director of the Climate Institute, Julian Poulter)
Peter Murphy, CEO said, “That we were ranked second is great confirmation that our sustainable and ethical investment strategy is right on target. As Christians, we believe we need to be good stewards of God’s creation. The risks associated with climate change, especially for the poor and disadvantaged, have compelled us to seriously examine this issue and take action.”
Responsible Investment Association Australasia
Christian Super has been certified by RIAA, according to the strict disclosure practices required under the Responsible Investment Certification Program.
For further information about RIAA and certification, please visit www.responsibleinvestment.org.