Local Government Super strengthens responsible investment credentials

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Local Government Super (LGS) has bolstered its commitment to responsible investment practices by making three significant changes to the investment restriction criteria within its Sustainable Australian Shares investment option (SAS). The latest changes to the SAS investment restriction criteria include: A broadening of existing screens to exclude investment in companies which provide ‘significant services’ to

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Local Government Super becomes RIAA certified

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Local Government Super (LGS) has announced it has been certified as a responsible super fund by the Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA), the peak industry body representing responsible and ethical investors across Australia and New Zealand. The RIAA Certification Program aims to increase the uptake of responsible investment by guiding consumers towards more responsible and ethical

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RIAA’s Responsible Investment Certification Program re-launches and welcomes its first ever Certification of whole superannuation funds

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Responding to the surging consumer interest in responsible and ethical investments, RIAA has announced the re-launch of its Responsible Investment Certification Program – a tool designed to help consumers and financial advisers navigate towards the growing range of responsible investment options. RIAA’s Certification Program has been in place for 10 years and in recent months

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Local Government Super scores CANSTAR hat-trick

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For the third year running, Local Government Super’s Accumulation Scheme has been awarded a five-star rating for outstanding value from CANSTAR. This is the highest rating granted by the independent, specialist researcher. Local Government Super was one of just five funds to be awarded the five-star rating for outstanding value across all member profiles, including

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Super fund wins the Infinity Award for the fourth time

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Local Government Super leads on sustainable and responsible investment Local Government Super (LGS) yesterday announced it has won the SuperRatings Infinity award for the fourth time – taking out the prestigious award in recognition of its leadership in sustainable and responsible investment. LGS Chief Executive Officer, Peter Lambert, said: “Winning the SuperRatings Infinity Award is great

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Local Government Super leads by example on responsible investment

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Local Government Super (LGS) has launched a shareholder voting website making LGS the first super fund in Australia to disclose their voting intentions in advance of investee company shareholder meetings. LGS Chief Executive Officer, Peter Lambert, said “the main objective of the new site is to increase transparency and disclosure of how we invest our

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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 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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