Australian Superannuation funds control $2.7 trillion in assets, yet they invest less than 1% of that into First Nations.
For too long, Australian super funds have invested in harmful industries like fossil fuels that are detrimental to the environment. But it doesn’t have to be this way. If we want to create a more just and sustainable world, we need to invest our money where it will have the most impact.
Australia’s First Peoples have been innovating for centuries, did you know that they were the first people to start baking? Archaeologists have found grinding stones that are more than 30,000 years old in Australia.
They are the world’s oldest aquaculturists, with evidence suggesting that they were farming fish and eels at Budj Bim dating back over 6,000 years ago.
David Unaipon, the Indigenous inventor who appears on the $50 note, is a perfect example of how Indigenous people continue to innovate. Today, many Indigenous people are making big strides despite the challenges they face.
Super Fund CEOs talk big about climate change and ethical investments but ignore the world's biggest conservationists and biodiversity protectors.
Climate change represents a clear financial risk to our members’ investments. Without urgent action, the climate crisis could have severe impacts on our members’ super, and the environment and communities in which they live and work. - Debby Blakey, CEO at HESTA
It's time that they put their (our) money where their mouth is and invest in a better world for everyone.
Australia's First Peoples deserve your investment! Help them keep our planet healthy while providing healthy financial returns.
How can you help? Sign the petition for the 3% Super Fund Pledge now.