As well as making a difference through what we do and don’t invest in, Australian Ethical works with companies to encourage improvement of the social and environmental impacts of their businesses. We use a variety of approaches, including private engagement and public advocacy as well as formal and informal collaborations with other investors and civil society organisations. Here’s a round-up of some of our recent and ongoing influencing work.
- Interface has established themselves as a pioneer within the circular economy with Net-Works. Heather Dietz shares how the program's unique business model empowers fishing communities in developing countries and restores oceans by recovering discarded fishing nets and transforming them into carpet.
- Senator Xenophon has brought back a carbon trading scheme to Australia, and nobody seems to have noticed. Nathan Lim takes a close look at the amendment to the Direct Action legislation and what it means.
- From building wind farms in Africa to helping burns victims, here are some of the businesses, products and initiatives our clients' money is supporting.
- Australian Ethical announced today that funds under management (FUM) as of 26 November 2014 has reached one billion dollars. The announcement is a significant milestone in the ethical superannuation and investment fund manager’s 26-year history. It follows strong growth over the past year that defies industry averages.