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UniSuper appoints ESG manager

UniSuper appoints ESG manager

By Reporter
2 minute read

UniSuper has announced the appointment of an ESG manager.

The $108 billion fund has announced the appointment of Jodie Barns as ESG manager.

Jodie joins the fund from the Australian Council of Superannuation Investors where she has been specialising in climate risk and providing comprehensive research to super funds on how companies approach climate change, decarbonisation and transition plans.

Commenting on her appointment, UniSuper’s head of ESG said Ms Barns will be an asset to the fund’s members as it continues to seek opportunities in a decarbonising market. 

“We're pleased to welcome Jodie. With deep experience in engaging on ESG issues, Jodie strengthens our team, helping all our members to save for a future worth retiring for,” senior manager for sustainable portfolios and governance, Lou Capparelli said.

Ms Barns starts at UniSuper on 12 September.

In July, UniSuper announced it is proceeding with its intended merger with Australian Catholic Superannuation (ACS) with the inking of a successor fund transfer deed.

The two super funds originally signed a memorandum of understanding in December last year in order to formally explore a potential merger.

The merger is still expected to be finalised by the end of this year with members and employers receiving detailed communications throughout the process.