21 July 2022 In response to member concerns over their super fund’s investments in climate wrecking companies, funds often point members to their ‘sustainable’ investment options. However, new analysis from Market Forces reveals some of these options are failing to live up to their labels, as they invest in companies … Read More
Mark’s historic super fund legal win
5 November 2020 You may have seen the news this week about 25-year-old Brisbane ecologist Mark McVeigh, who won a historic legal battle against his $57 billion super fund, Rest, over climate change. What you may not know is that Mark used Market Forces’ research and tools to start asking … Read More
Super funds are slowly moving on climate action – are your retirement savings still invested in climate destruction?
6 October 2020 2020 has seen some significant shifts in how super funds are dealing with climate change and the risks it poses, resulting in hundreds of millions of dollars being withdrawn from some of Australia’s dirtiest companies. Millions more Australians no longer have their retirement savings invested in these … Read More
Vision Super dumps coal and tar sands
27 November 2018 This week industry super fund Vision Super, whose membership is mainly made up of Victorian local government employees, announced that it will begin selling off its thermal coal and tar sands company shares. This positive and responsible move means Vision Super members’ money will no longer be … Read More
Do you own a piece of these dirty fossil fuel projects?
21 November 2018 Super funds invest our retirement nest eggs in major infrastructure projects and assets, not just companies. This means you are likely to own a piece of some of the biggest, dirtiest fossil fuels projects on the planet. Market Forces has found widespread investment in fossil fuel infrastructure … Read More
Did Vision Super divest on the quiet?
15 December 2015 Early last week, Vision Super posted a press release on their website announcing their commitment to sustainable investment. Vision Super also updated their website, adding a page dedicated to “Sustainable Super” and the calming image of a wind farm on its home page. This was followed by … Read More