Taking control of the Global Environmental Opportunties option
09 Feb 2018
UniSuper created its Global Environmental Opportunities (GEO) investment option in 2012. It gives you the ability to invest in companies delivering solutions to environmental challenges and focuses on alternative energy, sustainable water, green building, pollution prevention and clean technology.
Last year, we made an industry-leading decision to manage the GEO option ourselves and adopt an active investment management approach. This means we have more oversight of environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues than we did before.The new investment framework for the GEO option now directly aligns with five of the United Nations (UN) 17 Sustainable Development Goals:
- alternative energy (SDG13)
- energy efficiency (SDG13)
- green building (SDG11)
- sustainable water (SDG6)
- pollution prevention (SDG 12 and 15).
What does responsible investing mean at UniSuper?
Watch as our Head of Equities Simon Hudson describes the ethos and approach taken to integrating Environmental, Social and corporate Governance into the investment process.
Find out more about our Global Environmental Opportunities investment option and responsible investing at UniSuper.