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Super can make the future nice and boring

13/06/2019

Everyone’s doing their best to use less paper and plastic. Thing is, the paper cup you used back in 1999 has only just finished decomposing*. That’s right, that coffee to go you grabbed from Dome whilst chatting on your Nokia to a friend about The X-Files is finally an ex-cup.

20 years is a long time. Time enough to get married, have kids, get divorced, get remarried. To start thinking about taking off a few pounds and maybe even adding to your super. As the years pass, you might even think about what kind of future you’re leaving for your kids and grandkids.

Unfortunately, it might not be a clean, safe, boring future. Sure, it’s unlikely to be the dystopian nightmare that many of us find so exciting to watch on both small and big screens. But it’s fair to say the future has enough challenges for it to be anything but boring.

Make a difference whilst aiming to get a return

Many of those challenges are addressed in WA Super’s Sustainable Future investment option. It’s been designed to help improve the lives of people around the world by investing in companies that want to play a part in combating world poverty, improving access to essential services and helping solve environmental challenges. Or, to put it less boringly, it lets you invest in the kind of world you want to live in.

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Investments are directed to companies and projects that are addressing the United Nations Sustainable Development goals, while simultaneously delivering attractive long-term returns. It doesn’t invest in any extractive industries. This includes, but isn’t limited to, coal and fracking. It also doesn’t invest in tobacco producers. Here’s a list of the Top 20 Stocks & Bonds that may be held within the investment option.

Change for change

The world’s biggest problems might also be the world’s biggest business opportunities. Make the investment change today and you may leave your grandkids with a clean, safe, boring future. If you’d like more information email info@wasuper.com.au or call 08 9480 3500. 

 


 Information in this article is general in nature and doesn’t take into account your personal objectives, situation or needs.  Before making a decision about WA Super, read our product disclosure statement at wasuper.com.au. WA Local Government Superannuation Plan Pty Ltd ABN 64 066 797 162, AFSL 269006, as Trustee for WA Local Government Superannuation Plan ABN 18 159 499 614 (trading as WA Super).

*Source: The Boston Globe ‘Why paper cups just aren’t greener” 6 April 2014.

 

 

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