ACSI engages with government, regulators and policymakers to better align financial markets with the interests of long-term investors, and regularly provide a forward-looking, long-term investor voice on regulatory and policy reviews.
ACSI is an active member of 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.
ACSI’s Governance Guidelines clearly state our members’ expectations about the practices of the companies in which they invest. The Guidelines provide insights on 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.
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 is reflected in our policies and underpins everything we do.
Our policies outline our views on regulatory reforms and good corporate practice that would contribute positively to the sustainability of financial markets.
Through our advocacy, we seek to promote a regulatory system that is equitable and effective for long-term investors.