We are committed to reflecting your values in your investments, whilst also achieving strong investment returns, so that you can enjoy a resourced and purposeful retirement.
As a Christian community we share a wide range of core values – the authority of God, respect for human life and the importance of caring for God’s creation. Our ethical investment strategy focuses on investments that support these core values.
This means that our investment focus is often different to other funds. We do not invest in companies or industries that are involved in harmful activities. However, more importantly, we actively invest in ways that encourage positive outcomes. Christian Super takes into account labour standards and social, environmental and ethical considerations for the purposes of selecting, retaining and realising investments.
There has at times been a misconception that investing in accordance with your values is damaging to your investment return. A large number of academic studies now demonstrate that this is not the case. In fact there is an increasing body of evidence suggesting that investing ethically by taking environmental, social and governance considerations into account can actually improve the overall performance of an investment portfolio.