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Australia’s super funds manage trillions of dollars giving them tremendous power to rapidly drive forward the climate transition at the pace and scale required. The future we fund is the future we create.

Australian Retirement Trust (ART, a merger of QSuper and SunSuper) is one of the largest funds in Australia with shares in the biggest fossil fuel polluters. As owners of these companies, ART has the power to influence the make-up of company boards and corporate strategy. ART could use their voting power to force the companies they invest in to move away from coal, oil and gas.

ART has a net zero by 2050 target but no clear plan to reach this critical goal. It’s time for ART to show us its plan for real climate action. As a member of ART, you have the power to push the fund to set strong climate targets and use its superpowers for a future powered by the wind and sun.

Sign the petition to the Australian Retirement Trust:

As members of the Australian Retirement Trust we call on our superannuation fund to show integrity in becoming the climate leader it claims to be.

The Australian Retirement Trust should:

  1. Adopt science-based 2025 and 2030 emission reduction targets for the entire portfolio and disclose its plan to reach net-zero emissions
  2. Adopt, and make publicly available, a best practice policy to push companies it invests in to cut emissions in line with limiting warming to 1.5 degrees
  3. Scale up investment in climate solutions to drive Australia’s transformation to a renewable powered future that’s good for the climate, nature and our communities

Members speaking up puts real pressure on ART to clean up its investments. We've seen this working in recent years with companies like AGL and BHP announcing real plans to cut their emissions in response to pressure from retirement funds.

Latest Supporters

Philip 2024-02-11 11:53:19 +1100
Dean 2024-02-11 11:23:37 +1100
Joel 2024-02-11 09:53:06 +1100
Sally 2024-02-11 03:44:58 +1100
Virginia 2024-02-11 01:52:58 +1100
Fossil power is dead
Graeme 2024-02-11 00:49:27 +1100
Greg 2024-02-10 23:43:01 +1100
Laura 2024-02-10 21:54:52 +1100
Rob 2024-02-10 21:26:26 +1100
Ross 2024-02-10 19:13:29 +1100
It’s a nobrainer and could, most likely be done with little or no effect to your bottom line
John 2024-02-10 18:32:11 +1100
Super Funds do not do enough to use their financial power for the better future of our planet.
thomas 2024-02-10 18:31:56 +1100
Toby 2024-02-10 18:04:30 +1100
As a member of the Australian Retirement Trust I would urge the fund to invest in renewable energy sources and avoid polluting businesses.
Robyn 2024-02-10 17:52:59 +1100
Phillip 2024-02-10 16:56:44 +1100
gary 2024-02-10 16:56:03 +1100
Non 2024-02-10 16:36:30 +1100
Bill 2024-02-10 16:33:00 +1100
Leni 2024-02-10 16:26:45 +1100
Latest information indicates 1.5 degrees C by 2030 is too late and 2.0 degrees C before 2030 is likely with present and increasing CO2 emissions (currently over 420 ppm).
I understand that when the temperature reaches 30.6 degrees Celsius with 100% humidity, the human body internal temperature starts to rise uncontrollably. If it reaches about 45 degrees Celsius, death for humans and most other species, is almost certain. Indeed, humans can only survive at 35 degrees Celsius with 100% humidity for five to seven hours.
I appreciate that you may not want to accept responsibility for your part in supporting
companies carrying out increasingly serious damage to the atmosphere and the environment.
Have you noticed that the large planetary energy imbalance assures that global temperature is headed higher? More heatwaves, more extreme variability with intensive, destructive winds, precipitation and floods, and an increasingly difficult environment in which to live and work in the tropics. Watch the exodus of the uninsured and homeless with the withdrawal of the insurance companies.
Townsville had a near miss in 2019, when the Ross River dam peaked at 250% of capacity and the flood gates were fully open. If those flood gates had not opened, 100,000 people may have been washed out to sea in the dark, as there was a very high probability of the dam collapsing.
More recently, there was Cyclone Jasper which hovered over an area north of Cairns. There were no major dams in the area likely to collapse, so the precipitation caused disastrous flooding with unexpected rapidity. One survivor from the Lion’s Den (a pub about 50 miles or 80 kilometres south of Cooktown) said that the floodwater was around his ankles and, 15 minutes later, it was up to his neck. He and 15 others were rescued from the roof of the Lion’s Den by helicopter, one at a time, before the building was destroyed.
Sea sponge records going back around 300 years suggest that the Earth is already 1.7 degrees Celsius warmer than the pre-industrial era.
One thing you can do now, for example – stop deforestation – a no-brainer. Easy, and comes at a very low cost.
You can work out later, how many lives you will save by taking action now on pollution, for your children and grandchildren.
James 2024-02-10 16:11:41 +1100
Neil 2024-02-10 16:09:31 +1100
Bronwyn 2024-02-10 15:59:20 +1100
Roger 2024-02-10 15:46:09 +1100
Net zero by 2050, are you joking?
Graeme 2024-02-10 15:05:02 +1100
Brett 2024-02-10 14:52:59 +1100
Cat 2024-02-10 14:49:36 +1100
Joanna 2024-02-10 14:48:49 +1100
Cate 2024-02-10 14:39:15 +1100
Trevor 2024-02-10 14:03:58 +1100
Natalie 2024-02-10 13:51:33 +1100