QSuper considers ESG within a framework focused on providing competitive returns for our members. From 30 June 2015, QSuper will no longer own shares in companies involved in manufacturing cigarettes and other tobacco products (Global Industry Classification Code 302030). The only exception will be Self Invest, where all socially responsible investment decisions are up to you.

The Australian Council of Superannuation Investors (ACSI) is a not-for-profit organisation, formed in 2001 to provide corporate governance research and services to its members. We’re a foundation member.

Each year, on our behalf, ACSI meets with a significant number of companies listed on the Australian Stock Exchange to communicate investor expectations and concerns about governance issues.

We’re an investor in sharemarkets across the world. By voting at AGMs and other decision-making forums, we can have a positive influence over corporate governance issues.

The Board is guided by ACSI's Governance Guidelines when determining voting decisions for Australian companies. Internationally, the Board delegates active proxy voting to its externally mandated managers, but reserves the right to enact discretion where it’s appropriate.

We know that investment decisions can have an impact on our society and our environment. This is why we offer the Socially Responsible option.