Aware Super is one of the largest superannuation funds in the country, giving it enormous influence over every company it invests in – including polluters Woodside and Santos. This gives Aware Super 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. Aware Super 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 December, Aware Super 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-led webinar on making climate a top issue for Aware Super
When: November 28, 6.00-7.00pm AEDT, that’s 6.00pm in VIC, ACT, NSW and TAS; 5.30pm in SA, 5.00pm in QLD, 4.30pm in the NT; and 3.00pm in WA.
Where: on zoom, RSVP for the link
For who: Members of Aware Super (if that’s your superannuation fund, you’re automatically a member).
Join us for an ACF-led webinar one week ahead of the Aware Super members’ meeting. We’ll cover why this is an important moment to take action, the potential Aware Super 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.