Hesta Super is one of the funds covering health and community services workers, and the fund has influence over every company it invests in – including polluters Woodside and Santos. This gives Hesta power to influence the make-up of company boards by voting directors in or out and demand accountability if the company fails to act on climate change.
Superannuation funds in Australia deeply value their members and have a legal obligation to them. Hesta is accountable to you, to its members. With members across the country, you can hold your superannuation fund to account on its actions to tackle climate change.
In February, Hesta is holding its annual members meeting. This is a huge opportunity to put climate change top of the agenda and demonstrate a groundswell of support from members for climate action.
The members meeting is a unique opportunity to ask questions to the Chair, Chief Executive and senior executives. By working together we can ask strategic and impactful questions to your super fund to push them to take action and hold them to account on the role to tackle climate change as investors in the biggest polluters.
What: ACF & Healthy Futures -led webinar on making climate a top issue for Hesta
When: February 22, 6.30-7.30pm AEDT, that’s 6.30pm in VIC, ACT, NSW and TAS; 6.00pm in SA, 5.30pm in QLD, 5.00pm in the NT; and 3.30pm in WA.
Where: on zoom, RSVP and we'll send it to you
For who: Members of Hesta (if that’s your superannuation fund, you’re automatically a member).
Join us for an ACF and Healthy Futures-led webinar ahead of the Hesta members’ meeting. We’ll cover why this is an important moment to take action, the potential Hesta has to keep fossil fuels in the ground and where and how to submit strategic questions to ramp up the pressure for climate action from your superannuation fund.
Members speaking up puts real pressure on super funds to clean up their 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 superannuation funds.