Proxy voting

Learn more about our investment beliefs, proxy voting, and broader environmental, social, and governance management.

We are a substantial investor in Australian and international companies and has an obligation to be an ‘active owner’ – in other words, to use our influence to help align the interests of the Fund and our members with the management of investee companies.

As well as engaging with companies to improve environmental, social, and governance (ESG) practices, a vital element of active ownership is exercising our right to vote.

The Fund's voting practices domestically and internationally are based on the Australian Council of Superannuation Investors (ACSI) Corporate Governance Guidelines to ensure consistency of our voting process. An overview of our Key Voting Positions (PDF) can be found here.

There are limited circumstances where the Fund cannot vote, and the Fund has a policy regarding stock lending. For further information see our Responsible Investment Policy (PDF).

The Fund’s voting positions are not considered in isolation, and the Fund will consider engagement with companies, our managers and broader stakeholder views (where applicable). In all cases the Fund will make its voting decision based on the best long-term interests of members.

 The Fund will contact companies pre or post vote when in members best interests.

Australian and international voting records are available after the company meeting. See also the summary of proxy voting in our  Responsible Investment supplement (PDF).

Media Super merged with Cbus Super Fund on 9 April 2022, however you can view
the Proxy voting summaries for Media Super’s Australian equities investment managers in the period from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021 below:

Proxy voting summaries for Media Super's international equities investment managers in the period from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021 are as follows: