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Tracking our journey to carbon neutral

Sustainability has always been central to Hyperion’s business and investment philosophy. 

Our mission is to protect and grow our clients’ capital sustainably over the long term and we qualitatively and quantitatively evaluate the sustainability and carbon footprint of each company within our portfolio to determine the impact on stakeholders, the community, and the environment.  

This analysis also extends to a company’s broader stakeholder group and its supply chain. 

Hyperion is proud to have neutralised our net climate impact by offsetting all historical emissions since our inception in 1996, and we are committed to maintaining our carbon neutrality.

Hyperion is a foundation client of Emmi – an investment grade carbon rating system.

EMMI

Data updated June 30, 2020.

Investing in the future: the steps we’re taking

Hyperion has funded the planting of 0 trees

We are acutely aware of our own carbon footprint and the impact that this has on the planet. This is why we have taken steps to offset all carbon emitted by Hyperion since our inception in 1996.

We are proud to have neutralised all carbon emissions since 1996 and are committed to maintaining this negative output of carbon emissions.

In 2019, we purchased 85 tonnes-worth of carbon offset credits and by the closure of 2020, we will have purchased 885 tonnes. 

Hyperion has partnered with leading project developer and global climate solutions provider South Pole to support climate action projects both in Australia and abroad including the EcoAustralia Biodiverse Tree Planting project, which aims to plant one million trees across Australia. 

Responsible investing

Hyperion has been a signatory to the UN Principles of Responsible Investing (PRI) since February 2009 and as required by the framework, any company deemed not to be upholding a strong ESG culture is automatically excluded from consideration within our portfolio, regardless of other circumstances such as valuation. 

We actively avoid companies with operations that pollute the natural environment in a material and unsustainable manner, and we avoid any business with a large carbon footprint.  

We are an official supporter of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure (TCFD) and have integrated the reporting standards into our own reporting. 

Data accurate as at October 31, 2020

Our portfolio’s carbon emission scores are consistently and significantly lower than their respective benchmarks and are typicallless than a tenth of the benchmark’s carbon intensity. 

We also actively encourage our portfolio companies to implement the TCFD recommendations including; better climate-related disclosures, encouraging the calculation and disclosure of their carbon footprint, a company plan to reduce their carbon footprint, and identifying climate-related risks and opportunities within their operations. 

Deep Dive

You can read more about our thoughts on climate change, the environment and sustainable investing below.

Hyperion Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure – Inaugural Report

Hyperion Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure – Inaugural Report

Hyperion Asset Management’s Inaugural Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) Report for the period from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020.

The Age

Why the Biden presidency will be a boon for sustainable investment

Hyperion’s Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer, Mark Arnold, speaks to the Australian Financial Review about how a Biden presidency will impact Australian investors.

Morningstar

Sustainable fund delivers chart-topping performance amid market turbulence

Is this the portfolio formula for keeping Covid-19 at bay? Defensive, high-quality holdings and a swag of cash? It seems so if the top performing global equity fund for Q1 is anything to go by.

For more information see Hyperion’s ESG guidelines and sustainability policies.

Morningstar manager sustainability report
& carbon offset certificates

Morningstar Sustainability Manager Research - Hyperion Global Growth Companies Fund

View the full report here.

South Pole Certificate 2019

View the certificate here.

South Pole Certificate 2018

View the certificate here.

South Pole Certificate 2017

View the certificate here.

South Pole Certificate 2016

View the certificate here.

South Pole Certificate 2015

View the certificate here.

South Pole Certificate 1996 - 2014

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