Rest statement on environmental, social and governance risks

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Rest is unable to comment on ongoing legal matters.

Rest considers environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks in order to deliver competitive long-term investment returns for our members. We believe that ESG issues include climate change and may represent risks that could influence the performance of our investments over the long term.

Before appointing an investment manager, we conduct extensive due diligence to assess their ability to invest sustainably and meet set investment objectives. We require our investment managers to consider a range of factors, including ESG risks, when selecting investments in their portfolios and when exercising voting rights.

Information about Rest’s approach to sustainable investing is available on the website and in our Investment Guide.

We proactively engage with our members to encourage them to take an active interest in their superannuation. 

For further information, please contact:
Pauline Hayes
Communications Manager
t: (02) 9086 6348 m: 0458 815 252
Michael Mills
Communications Specialist
t: (02) 9275 7590 m: 0428 499 722

About Rest

Rest is one of Australia’s largest super funds by membership with $50 billion in funds under management as at 31 December 2017 and around 2 million members. Rest was awarded Best Fund Innovation 2017 at the Chant West 2017 Super Funds Awards and also recently won the Rainmaker SelectingSuper Innovation Award 2017 for Millennial Superannuation*.
*Ratings or awards are only one factor that you should consider when deciding how to invest your super. For more information about our awards, visit; For further information about the methodology used by Chant West, see
This information doesn’t take into account your circumstances. So, before acting on it, you should consider whether it is appropriate for you.  Before making a decision about your super, please read the relevant Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) available at or call 1300 300 778.  This information is provided by the issuer, Retail Employees Superannuation Pty Limited, ABN 39 001 987 739 as trustee of REST (Retail Employees Superannuation Trust ABN 62 653 671 394).