lead by example

We look for ways HESTA and HESTA employees can contribute to the strategic focus areas of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

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HESTA is a responsible organisation, demonstrating the change we want to see in the world.  

We are leading the way by:

  • ensuring our customers can choose online and mobile friendly communications over paper
  • investing for positive outcomes, for our planet and its people, as a leader in investing members' super responsibly
  • carefully choosing our key suppliers - like our printer - to ensure they share our values and have sustainable practices. Find out more in our Partnership Principles (pdf)
  • measuring the carbon footprint of our portfolio and taking meaningful actions to reduce it
    See our National Carbon Offset Standard certification (pdf)
  • partnering with QANTAS to offset our operations' carbon footprint through Indigenous carbon farming projects and revegetation projects
  • advocating for policy change to encourage better business practices in Australia that align with the goals of the Paris Agreement
  • committing to maintain a long-term, sustainable investment focus and practice in our management activities and investment decisions. Read more in Our partnership for sustainable capital markets (pdf).



Action on climate change

  • HESTA became the first standalone super fund to be certified by the Federal Department of Environment and Energy as Carbon Neutral for emissions produced from its business operations.  

  • HESTA became the first major super fund to commit to reducing absolute carbon emissions across the investment portfolio by 33% by 2030 and to net zero by 2050, as a part of our Climate Change Transition Plan (CCTP).


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Action on reconciliation


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Action on gender equality

HESTA has consistently been named as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA).

We’re fostering diversity and inclusion from within through leadership, learning and development, flexible working and targets for improving gender equality outcomes.


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learn more about HESTA Impact


Invest with purpose

Investing for long-term performance requires a long-term perspective on how investments improve the planet and society. Superannuation is a lifetime strategy. HESTA invests for the whole journey.

More on invest with purpose >


Advocate with influence

By raising our voice to influence opinion, policy and culture, we’re keeping our promise to be a gutsy advocate for a fair and healthy community.

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HESTA Impact & UN SDGs

With the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as our compass, we’re delivering long-term value for our members, our community and our planet.

More on the HESTA Impact & UN SDGs >








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