Local Government Super leads by example on climate change

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Enhancing ‘negative screening’ approach on LGS investments Local Government Super (LGS) has reaffirmed its strong commitment to responsible and sustainable investing by enhancing its ‘negative screening’ approach to combat the future impact of climate change on its portfolios.   The latest changes to the already comprehensive and well-established LGS negative screen methodology incorporates an additional

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To Infinity … and beyond

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“Local Government Super takes out the Infinity Award for the third time” Local Government Super (LGS) has been announced as the winner of this year’s SuperRatings Infinity Award. The Award is presented to the superannuation fund that best demonstrates its commitment to addressing its environmental and ethical responsibilities. Local Government Super CEO, Peter Lambert, accepted

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Green ribbon for local super fund

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Local Government Super receives high global ranking in green investment Australian super fund Local Government Super (LGS) has ranked second globally for its sustainable investment practices and maintained its AAA rating, according to yesterday’s release of the results of a global survey of the world’s top-ranked green investors. The Climate Institute’s Asset Owner’s Disclosure Project

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Green property pioneer retires after 30-year career

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Leader in sustainable property passes baton to fellow team member Local Government Super (LGS) today announced the retirement of its Property Portfolio Manager, Brian Churchill. Mr Churchill will enjoy the last day of his 30-year career in property investment and management today. Mr Churchill joined LGS in 2001. He was specifically charged with making the

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Local Government Super appoints new director

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Joanna Davison replaces Ian Robertson Local Government Super (LGS) has appointed Joanna Davison to its Board. Ms Davison replaces Ian Robertson who has resigned after 16 years as a Director on the Board. Ms Davison brings to the role extensive experience in a number of senior leadership and strategic positions in financial services with a focus

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Local Government Super appoints new Director

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Local Government Super has announced the appointment of James (Jim) Montague PSM to its Board. Mr Montague will replace John Beacroft who is stepping down from the Board after five years as a Director and a former Chair. Mr Montague brings extensive local government and management experience to the position, having served in local government

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Green ribbon for Australian super fund

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Local Government Super adds to ESG credentials in September Industry super fund Local Government Super (LGS) further cemented its position as a leader in responsible investment this month with a series of local and global initiatives and awards. This included investing in the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Green Bond, receiving a Green Star rating from

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Local Government Super signs Investor Statement on Bangladesh

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First Australian super fund to join call to improve international garment industry standards Local Government Super (LGS) has become the first Australian super fund to support the ‘Investor Statement on Bangladesh’. Local Government Super joins over 190 global shareholders and investors, representing more than $US1.5 trillion, in calling on brands and retailers to implement the internationally

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LGS appoints new Chair and two new Directors

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Local Government Super has announced the appointment of Bruce Miller as the Chair of its Board, replacing John Beacroft following his two-year term.   Mr Miller brings extensive local government and financial management experience to the position, having been a Councillor at Cowra Shire Council for 22 years, including 14 years as Mayor. He is also

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Local Government Super cements position as Best Green Super Fund

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Local Government Super (LGS) was once again recognised for sustainable investment when it took home the Best Green Super Fund for 2013 at this year’s Money Magazine ‘Best of the Best’ awards. In recent years, LGS has been acknowledged in a number of key arenas for its holistic approach to sustainable investment, one that is

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