Michael O’Sullivan ESG Rising Star Award

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CareSuper and ACSI are delighted to announce Skye King from NGS Super as the winner of the Michael O’Sullivan ESG Rising Star Award.

Skye is the Manager, Investment Governance and Legal for NGS Super.

The award looks at the next generation of ESG advocates in the superannuation industry who incorporate ESG principles in their day to day work. Skye has been an outstanding contributor for ESG in her work, demonstrating a true passion and commitment towards ESG integration and providing a strong voice for the advancement of ESG principles within both her workplace and the sector at large for the future.

“The risk/return equation for Australian superannuation funds is increasingly dependent on the successful navigation of the social and economic tensions associated with ESG factors. The quality of this year’s award nominees underscores the depth of knowledge and determination amongst our industry’s emerging ESG professionals. Although Skye in her current role has a mandate that extends beyond ESG, her achievements in integrating ESG at NGS Super and her collaborative efforts and leadership within the broader industry, have combined with Skye’s clearly articulated vision to make her this year’s Rising Star” said CareSuper Director and award Judge, Michelle Gardiner.

Michael O’Sullivan was the founding president of ACSI and a former Chair and Deputy Chair of CareSuper. He was well known and highly respected in the superannuation industry and is regarded as a pioneer in the responsible investment movement in Australia and globally. Michael passed away in 2012. 

The Michael O’Sullivan ESG Rising Star Award was established to commemorate Michael’s legacy. The Award, which is held every two years, aims to develop the next generation of ESG advocates and professionals within the profit to member superannuation sector.

ACSI CEO Louise Davidson adds “Michael was a great supporter and mentor to many in the industry, especially young people coming up through the ranks. He had a particular passion for ESG and he would be delighted to see the calibre of the applicants for this year’s award.“

As the winner of the 2020 Award, Skye will receive funding from CareSuper to attend one of the next PRI In Person or ICGN Conferences.

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