As an organisation, we acknowledge the risk climate change presents to Australians, and we're intent on reducing our environmental impact across our business activities. We're actively seeking to develop new and innovative ways to minimise our environmental impact and to help communities to build resilience and prepare for the effects of climate change.
Why? We’ve been here for more than 180 years, and we want to be here for many more.
We’re committed to a sustainable future that supports the Real Wellbeing of all Australians.
We’ve established a set of principles for responsible investing, reflecting the growing demand for investments that deliver strong returns and have a positive impact on our community.
These principles integrate an ESG framework into the investment decision-making process; support our net zero transition plan; and align our financial reporting with the recommendations outlined by the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures. We’re currently implementing these principles across several of our product offerings.
In the past decade, we’ve seen an increased demand for investments that drive social and environmental impact.
It’s why we launched Australia’s first dedicated Green Bond Fund in 2020. Backed by cornerstone investment from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, the fund gives investors a clear climate-focused investment option that supports the transition to a clean energy economy.
The Green Bond Fund’s primary purpose is to help lower carbon emissions. It invests in a range of green, sustainable and social bonds from providers that conduct their business and apply capital responsibly, with consideration to a range of ESG issues.Read more about the Green Bond Fund
In FY22, the Australian Unity’s $3.33 billion Healthcare Property Trust approved a comprehensive ESG plan to support its ambitions to: