Ethical investing: How Future Super built a fossil-free fund

Ethical investing: How Future Super built a fossil-free fund

Monday, 2 March 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Australia's superannuation funds hold nearly $3 trillion in investment assets. If only a small percentage of those funds were re-directed away from fossil fuels toward green investments, the necessary decarbonisation of our economy could be hastened.

Future Super was founded in 2014 by a group of investors and activists who wanted to prove that people didn’t need to compromise the climate to invest. They set out to establish a superannuation fund that delivered competitive returns for individuals, whilst avoiding investments in fossil fuels. It would become Australia's first fossil-free super fund.

In this seminar, the Managing Director of Future Super, Kirstin Hunter, outlines how this superannuation fund is tapping into the growing demand for ethical investment to further the transition to a cleaner economy.

Event Location: 
University of Melbourne, William Macmahon Ball Theatre, Old Arts Building 3010 Parkville , VIC
Future Super
Kirstin Hunter is Managing Director at Future Super, Australia's first fossil-free super fund.
A highly experienced management consultant, Kirstin has advised some of the largest companies and charities in Australia and Canada. Her expertise includes technology-driven transformation, organisational design, due diligence and productivity improvement in financial services, telecommunications and private equity. Previously she worked in legal project finance and litigation as a lawyer at Freehills.

Kirstin has been a serial intrepreneur within these large corporates. At Bain & Company she spearheaded two new charity partnerships, one with a local Australian charity and one with a global charity incorporating several of Bain’s global offices, and drove the development of new flexible working models within Bain & Company’s Australian practice.

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