Our vision for reconciliation, is for an Australia that honours Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the First Australians and respects their long and enduring connection to this country.
Equity Trustees are currently engaging closely with Reconciliation Australia on the development of our new RAP, with an intended launch in mid 2023. In line with Reconciliation Australia’s guidance, we remain an active RAP partner during this interim period until the new RAP has been endorsed. We are continuing to implement our ongoing RAP commitments, undertake our reporting requirements and engage closely with Reconciliation Australia to develop a sustainable and meaningful new RAP.
Our Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan 2020 - 2022 (RAP) was developed in partnership with Reconciliation Australia, a number of workshops with representatives across the various areas of Equity Trustees, the Group Leadership Team, and collaborative work of the RAP Working Group. Our RAP development was assisted by the engagement of an external Aboriginal consultant with expertise in assisting corporates in the development of RAPs, to ensure a deeper degree of understanding of the opportunity the RAP offers Equity Trustees in its desire to contribute to reconciliation.
Equity Trustees currently partners with a number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to provide tailored trustee and investment management services. Through the management of primarily charitable trusts, we work closely with our client Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to administer the trust in a manner consistent with community needs. We work closely with our client communities to ensure we understand what is important to our clients, and how the trust can have the most impact on social and economic disadvantage.
Our Philanthropy service distributes more than $92m in charitable grants each year. Much of the grants we have distributed over time have been targeted at achieving better social outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities.
Read our Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan 2020 - 2022
Read our Snapshot publications here.
Our Snapshots provide highlights of how we've worked alongside our Indigenous communities in our work, projects through our philanthropic granting and our corporate partnerships.