Sustainability

We are strongly committed to ESG principles, which are embedded into our approach to investing and day to day lives.

Sustainability matters

Firetrail has a clear ESG policy based on principals of ownership, measurement and engagement:

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Own it – each analyst owns ESG for their coverage. Analysts are the experts.
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Measure it – ESG issues are investment issues. They must be measured and valued.
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Engage on it – Firetrail actively engages to address key ESG concerns.

Firetrail also actively engages with company management and Boards on key issues that are important to us and our investors such as Gender Diversity, Modern Slavery prevention and Sustainability issues.

In FY20, Firetrail conducted more than 200 company meetings with an explicit focus on Environmental, Social or Governance issues.

Firetrail acknowledges the findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and supports the United Nation Paris Agreement to limit global warming to below 2°C. Firetrail recognise that environmental impacts, such as climate change, can impact the value of investments, and aim to incorporate fundamental views on the impact of climate change in our investment decision making.

Firetrail is a signatory of the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), committed to including ESG factors in their decision making. For more information on the PRI, please visit: www.unpri.org.

Firetrail is an official supporter of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) to improve and increase reporting of climate-related financial information. For more information on TCFD, please visit www.fsb-tcfd.org.

The 30% Club Australia launched in May 2015 with the primary objective of campaigning for 30 per cent women on ASX 200 boards. For more information on the 30 percent club, please visit: 30percentclub.org/about/chapters/australia.

The Firetrail S3 Global Opportunities Fund

Learn more about high conviction investing with a sustainable edge in our Firetrail S3 Global Opportunities Fund.

Community contribution

Key sponsorships and initiatives are proudly supported by the Firetrail team.

The Mirabel Foundation

Firetrail is a proud sponsor of The Mirabel Foundation. The Mirabel Foundation is an Australian children’s charity with the mission to break the destructive cycle of addiction. The Mirabel Foundation is driven by the simple, core belief that every child deserves a childhood. Mirabel currently supports over 1800 children in Victoria and NSW who have been orphaned or abandoned due to parental drug use. Each week, seven new children are referred to Mirabel, the only organisation in Australia dedicated to helping these children. Mirabel’s vision is that every child has a childhood filled with love, hope and belonging.

Through Firetrail’s donations and support to Mirabel, has enabled the charity to employ an experienced youth support worker in the Hunter Valley region of NSW.

Firetrail recently participated in a Big Day Out event, volunteering the day with Mirabel, who hosted over 60 children from Western Sydney and the Hunter Valley region at Raging Waters in Sydney as part of their recreation and respite programs for the children and their carers.

Future Generation Australia

Firetrail is a proud sponsor of Future Generation Australia (FGX). FGX gives investors the opportunity to gain unprecedented access to a group of prominent Australian fund managers in a single investment vehicle while supporting Australian charities focused on children and youth at risk.

National Aboriginal Sporting Chance Academy (NASCA)

Firetrail is a proud sponsor of the National Aboriginal Sporting Chance Academy (NASCA). NASCA utilises the power of structured educational, sporting and cultural programs to harness the aspirations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people. For over 25 years, NASCA has worked closely with communities to strengthen cultural pride and identity, and build life skills, personal development and long-term resilience.

As a result of Firetrail’s support, NASCA has established the ‘CareerFit’ program. This program is designed to help students in years 10-12 plan for their futures beyond school by providing them with exposure to a variety of educational and career pathways, Aboriginal role models and hands on workplace experience.

Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery

Firetrail is a proud sponsor of Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery. As bushfires have affected communities across Australia on an unprecedented scale, Red Cross is providing practical, local support where it’s needed to tens of thousands of people during and after the emergencies.