ESG focus areas

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) provide a blueprint for achieving peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. We are committed to supporting the goals and using them as a framework to guide our ESG principles and initiatives.

While we support all 17 UN SDGs, we have prioritised six goals, given their relevance to our business, and will monitor and provide updates on progress towards achieving these goals.

 Goal

Aims to achieve

 Goal

Aims to achieve


Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages

Reduce inequality within and among countries

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts 

 

Standards and reporting frameworks

Insignia Financial is committed to international standards and industry guidelines on ESG. Membership of the Responsible Investment Association Australasia and the Investor Group on Climate Change is via MLC Asset Management, part of the Insignia Financial Group of companies, and we are in the process of becoming a signatory to the United Nation’s Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). In the interim, the investment teams continue to incorporate the key aspects of the six principles of PRI into their day-to-day operations. 

  • Focus areas for 2022
  • Environment

  • Community

  • Governance


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FOCUS

Emissions and waste reduction

KEY TARGET / GOAL

Calculate and publicly disclose Scope 1, 2 and 3 corporate operational emissions

Implement corporate emissions reduction action plan



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FOCUS

Strengthen relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

FOCUS

Client financial wellbeing and engagement

FOCUS

Diversity & Inclusion (D&I)

KEY TARGET / GOAL

Implement Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP)

KEY TARGET / GOAL

Increase community access points for financial advice, through technology and different fee options

 KEY TARGET / GOAL

Drive initiatives and actions across our D&I streams including Pride, Multicultural, Accessibility & Gender equality


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FOCUS 

Responsible investment

FOCUS 

ESG reporting and frameworks

FOCUS 

Modern slavery

KEY TARGET / GOAL

Develop unified approach to responsible investing across fiduciary entities

Influence positive social and environmental outcomes through active ownership and proxy voting

KEY TARGET / GOAL

Implement Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) framework to identify and report on climate risks

Update progress on support of UN SDGs

KEY TARGET / GOAL

Update modern slavery statement and supply chain monitoring processes