ACSI’s ‘Gender diversity policy’ describes our approach to board gender diversity in ASX300 listed companies. The policy provides that we will recommend our members vote against the boards of companies with poor gender diversity, on a case-by-case basis.


ACSI’s Governance Guidelines are a clear statement of our members’ expectations about the governance practices of the companies they invest in. The purpose of these Guidelines is to provide insights about governance issues which are of material concern to our members. The Guidelines articulate the issues that we focus on in our engagement work with companies and the factors we take into consideration when determining our voting recommendations.


For many years the Australian Council of Superannuation Investors (ACSI) has been a strong supporter of greater gender diversity in ASX-listed company boardrooms. This approach to board gender diversity in listed entities is based on the belief that skilled and suitably diverse boards make for better-governed companies and, as such, higher value investments for our members.


This ACSI/FSC Guide assists Australian companies in dentifying and reporting environmental, social and governance issues. The guide was developed to provide Australian companies with a framework to disclose the ESG information that institutional investors would look for when considering their investments. It acknowledges the range of reporting frameworks in existence, and does not aim to recreate these but to provide companies with what Australian institutional investors look for when analysing a company’s material ESG risks.



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