Responsible Investment Charter

Swinburne’s Responsible Investment Charter guides our future investment decisions.

The Charter commits us to take account of environmental and social impacts in the investment choices that we make.

We can use our influence to increase positive impacts and reduce negative ones.

Through investments in public and private companies, we have an indirect impact on the environment and communities worldwide. We have an opportunity to influence those companies to create positive change.

Our areas of focus are:

  • climate change
  • human rights and modern slavery
  • sustainable development

We will also exclude companies that are inconsistent with a sustainable future that generates significant revenues from:

  • carbon-intensive fossil fuels
  • tobacco production
  • controversial weapons such as landmines