Who is AIST?
AIST's mission statement
AIST advocates for financial wellbeing in retirement for all Australians regardless of their gender, culture, education or socio-economic background. Through leadership and excellence, AIST supports profit-to-member funds to achieve member-first outcomes and fairness across the retirement system.
We are a not-for-profit membership organisation representing the interests of Australia’s $1.6 trillion profit-to-member superannuation industry. Our members and subscribers are the trustee directors, employees and associates of industry, corporate and government superannuation funds.
Through our advocacy, policy, research and professional development, we are shaping a better retirement outcome for all Australians. View our 2021 annual report to hear from AIST CEO Eva Scheerlinck about our performance over the past year and our strategies moving forward.
Our member funds operate under a business model to return profit to members only and always put members’ best interests first. This unique members’ first culture drives our decision making and is always the focus of our advocacy work.
Ethical, responsible and sustainable
AIST is committed to conducting business in a responsible way at all times and to supporting the communities in which we live and work through a range of programs and activities.
We act as a socially responsible organisation by offsetting our carbon footprint and volunteering for and supporting Mother's Day Classic, Women in Super and Literacy for Life Foundation (LFLF).
As an organisation committed to fairness, equity and advancing retirement outcomes for all Australians, we also recognise that we have an important role to play in promoting reconciliation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and we are proud to share our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).
Our RAP outlines the practical steps that we are taking to build respectful relationships as well as create social change and economic opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.
We hope this framework will enable us to develop meaningful initiatives to help close the gap in disadvantage experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, particularly in regards to retirement outcomes.