Friends With Money #17: Is ESG investing good for your super?

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Australians are paying greater attention to how superannuation is being invested, and also want to have a say in putting their money towards protecting people and our planet.

We hear a lot about responsible investing and terms like ESG, carbon emissions trading and negative screening, but what do these terms actually mean, and how does a greener approach affect your overall returns?

In this episode of the Friends With Money podcast, managing editor Julia Newbould is joined by Moya Yip, head of responsible investment at Active Super, to answer some of the common questions around ESG and bust some myths on eco-friendly investing.

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Julia Newbould was editor-at-large and later managing editor of Money from November 2019 to February 2022. She was previously editor of Financial Planning and Super Review magazines; managing editor at InvestorInfo and at Morningstar Australia. Julia co-authored The Joy of Money, a book on women and personal finance. She holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney where she serves on the alumni council.

Moya Yip is Head of Responsible Investment at Active Super, which has a focus on sustainability and applying responsible investment strategies across all asset classes. Moya has held senior roles in risk, at both an institutional and private client level, at Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank and Westpac Institutional Bank. She has a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting/Finance) from UNSW and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.