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The Places of Super

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While industry super funds (industry funds) exist to benefit members, investing in the best financial interests of members also supports the Australian economy.

How? Well, when key infrastructure and assets are owned by industry funds, the incentives are aligned to create jobs and strong returns to members while providing productive infrastructure for our economy.

Below, you can explore the Places of Super; assets and enterprises through which industry funds are delivering strong retirement outcomes for members while building a more dynamic and sustainable economy for the benefit of every Australian.

To learn more about how industry funds are supporting businesses, creating jobs, and providing macro-economic stability and support, check-out ISA’s full report here.

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First Super: Nutra Organcis

An investment that helps Aussies “shred” while “bulking” members’ retirement outcomes and social impact projects? We’re hungry for more!

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First Super: Nutra Organcis

Nutra provides deeply nourishing natural wholefoods for the entire family. Employing 45 people (largely in the regional community of Murwillumbah, NSW), the business has a growing national and international customer base. Its products are currently sold at 1,450 points of presence around Australia – both online and through bricks and mortar outlets!
 
As well as cultivating commercial success, Nutra Organics is dedicated to growing its social impact for the benefit of Aussies in need. Just recently, the team worked with OzHarvest to provide 30,000 meals for disadvantaged people, donated $30,000 to the Australian Bushfire Relief Services, and provided 50 fridges and grocery vouchers to victims of the Murwillumbah floods.

But there’s more good work being served up right now. In November, Nutra launched its i=change initiative. This sees $1 from every online order donated to the customer’s choice of three charities, namely Foodback, Women's Community Shelters, and Greening Australia.

An investment that helps Aussies “shred” while “bulking” members’ retirement outcomes and social impact projects? We’re hungry for more! 

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NGS Super: Sydney Desalination Plant

An asset that sustainably hydrates Sydneysiders while helping to produce a steady-stream of returns for members – it sounds like a mirage, but it’s not!

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NGS Super: Sydney Desalination Plant

Come take a deep-dive into NGS Super's Sydney Desalination Plant (in partnership with Morrison & Co).

Construction of the facility began in 2007 at the height of the millennium drought. That year, dam levels plummeted to a low of 33%, and water security was top of mind for Sydneysiders.

Switched off between 2012 and 2019, the plant is now always on - allowing it to help reduce dam spill, slow dam depletion during droughts, and respond during outages and maintenance of the water supply system by supplying up to 30% of Sydney’s water needs.

As well its ability to supply large volumes of potable water in the short-term, the facility has already enhanced the long-term sustainability of its operations. An on-site, purpose-built windfarm offsets the plant’s energy usage, and one third of the site is a protected conservation area. 

But don’t just take our word for it; a study conducted by the University of New South Wales and researchers from the NSW State Government found that the plant’s operation has no significant impact on seawater quality or aquatic ecology.

An asset that sustainably hydrates Sydneysiders while helping to produce a steady-stream of returns for members – it sounds like a mirage, but it’s not!

Read more on NGS Super’s website here.

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legalsuper: Ausgrid & JOLT

A partnership that helps supercharge members’ retirement outcomes while connecting Australians to cleaner and reliable energy? Plug us in!

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legalsuper: Ausgrid & JOLT

Explore a partnership that’s powering huge progress in Australia’s energy transition – legalsuper and Ausgrid (via the IFM Investors Australian Infrastructure Wholesale Fund).
 
The largest distributor of electricity on Australia’s east coast, Ausgrid provides power to over 4 million people in 1.8 million homes and businesses. Its network spans 22,275 square kilometres throughout Sydney, the Central Coast and the Hunter Valley.

Right now, it’s working on a range of initiatives to reduce its carbon emissions, including community batteries which allow customers to get more value from their solar investment without needing to maintain their own household battery. Allowing for more renewable energy in the system to reduce peak demand and prices, Ausgrid has proposed a trial in three locations across the network area.
 
But here’s something else that’s sparking huge excitement in the industry - Ausgrid has recently partnered with Sydney-based electric vehicle charging company, JOLT, to create a world-first, free, fast EV charging network across Sydney. Utilising Ausgrid’s existing street-side kiosks which are common in every suburb, the free charging service will reduce barriers to entry into the EV market and help accelerate the decarbonisation of transport.
 
A partnership that helps supercharge members’ retirement outcomes while connecting Australians to cleaner and reliable energy? Keep us plugged-in to your progress, team!

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