The Mercer Socially Responsible Australian Shares fund is suitable for investors who plan to invest for seven years or more and wish to invest in Australian Shares based on socially responsible investment considerations like carbon intensity and labour standards, and sector exclusions like tobacco, alcohol, gambling and armament. The investment managers appointed for this fund must adopt the sector exclusions and ESG criteria set out in Section 5 of the PDS.
ABOUT SRI AND ESG
Socially responsible investing (SRI) is an approach in which ethical issues are taken into account when making investment decisions.
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations, principles of sustainable investment and good corporate governance are also incorporated throughout Mercer’s investment decision making and ownership practices.