ACSI engages with government, regulators and policy makers to better align financial markets with the interests of long-term investors.
We regularly provide an investor voice on regulatory and policy reviews.
Our contribution to public policy development is known to be a forward-thinking, taking a long-term view. ACSI is a member of, and active participant in, domestic and international policy bodies including the ASX Corporate Governance Council, the Investor Group on Climate Change, the Principles for Responsible Investment, the International Corporate Governance Network and the Integrated Reporting Council.
We take a leadership position, providing guidance on our key themes and areas of expertise such as the Modern Slavery Reporting – Guide for Investors and along with our members developed the Australian Asset Owner Stewardship Code.
Our values guide our advocacy and engagement.
ACSI’s Governance Guidelines provide a clear statement of our members’ expectations about the practices of the companies in which they invest. The Guidelines provide insights about governance issues and articulate how and why we focus on particular issues in our engagement work, along with the factors we consider when determining our voting recommendations. Through this work, we seek to positively influence the way business is conducted.
Our members believe that ESG risks and opportunities can 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.
We are focussed on financially material ESG risks and opportunities over the long-term, to protect and enhance the retirement savings that are entrusted to our members. This underpins everything we do, and is reflected in our policies.
Our policies outline our views on regulatory reforms and good corporate practice that would contribute positively to the sustainability of financial markets.
Through our influence, we seek to promote a regulatory system that is equitable and effective for long-term investors.