Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders at Perpetual
At Perpetual, sustainability is about creating enduring prosperity for their clients, people, communities, and the environment. To achieve this, they'll continue building a safe and inclusive culture for their people to thrive, while making a positive impact on the environment and in their communities, working with philanthropists and not-for-profit organisations, and strengthening relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Reducing impact to the environment
Climate change presents risks for the enduring prosperity of Perpetual clients, communities & their business. They're taking action to address climate change by reducing their own environmental impact, investing responsibly for their clients & strengthening their governance and disclosure on climate change. It's important to manage the impact of their own operations. Their major contributors to carbon emissions are related to electricity consumption in their offices and business travel. They work hard to reduce both.
Perpetual at a crucial stage in the evolution of responsible investing. They set up their first Ethical SRI fund in 2002. They’re also thrilled that Perpetual acquired Trillium Asset Management in the US. Trillium is one of the pioneers in integrated ESG investing with a 38-year track record of delivering investment returns for clients while leveraging clients' capital for positive social & environmental impact.
At Perpetual, their vision for reconciliation is an Australia that is more equal, where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have the same opportunities for prosperity and are actively engaged in their own future. A future where individuals, organisations and communities have the support and resources to ensure good governance, economic independence, and mutual respect for their cultures. Perpetual want to see an Australia where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, organisations and businesses are self-sustaining, self-determined and are valued for their contribution to the Australian experience.
Perpetual recently launched their second Stretch Reconciliation Action Plan. This sets out Perpetual’s plan to provide greater opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islanders people’s and build respect of First Nations’ culture and histories.
Perpetual five key areas for reconciliation and action are:
- Partnering with clients to build enduring prosperity
- Supporting communities to build independence
- Creating an inclusive and culturally respectful workplace
- Ensuring strong governance and reporting
To read more about Perpetual’s commitment to reconciliation please click here.