As one of the largest pension funds by asset value in South Africa, we take our responsibility to ensure that our investments are sustainable and drive socially responsible investment principles while earning a return for the benefit of our membership base seriously.

To this end, we are a signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investing (UNPRI), which is a set of global best practice guidelines for responsible investment. The Principles include, among others:

  • Incorporating Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues into investment analysis and decision-making processes;

  • Being active owners and incorporating ESG issues into ownership policies and practices; and

  • Seeking appropriate disclosure on ESG issues by the entities in which investments are made.

Our due diligence processes incorporate the assessment of ESG factors based on the practice guidelines issued by the UNPRI.

An external service provider has been appointed to provide us with monitoring, proxy voting, and reporting services to ensure that we honour our responsibilities as an active asset owner and to incorporate ESG principles into our policies and practices.

We work with asset managers whose practices and processes are aligned with our objectives.

We also subscribe to the Code for Responsible Investing in South Africa (CRISA) principles which espouse similar objectives as the UNPRI. 

Click here to download our responsible investment policy. ​