Established in 2001, ACSI provides a strong, collective voice on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues on behalf of their members.
Their members include 38 Australian and international asset owners and institutional investors. Collectively, they manage over $2.2 trillion in assets and own on average 10 per cent of every ASX200 company.
Members believe that ESG risks and opportunities have a material impact on investment outcomes. As fiduciary investors, they have a responsibility to act to enhance the long-term value of the savings entrusted to them.
Through ACSI, members collaborate to achieve genuine, measurable and permanent improvements in
the ESG practices and performance of the companies they invest in.
ACSI undertakes a year-round program of research, engagement, advocacy and voting advice. These activities provide a solid basis for members to exercise their ownership rights.
ACSI also offers additional consulting services including
- ESG and related policy development;
- analysis of service providers, fund managers and ESG data;
- disclosure advice.