Australians have almost $2 Trillion invested in superannuation.
A significant proportion of this pool is invested in companies that are involved in coal mining, CSG, tobacco, old growth forest logging, exploitation of workers or other harmful activities.
We avoid investments that cause unnecessary harm to people, animals, society and the environment.
We seek out positive investments that support people, quality and sustainability.
Join 20,000 Australians choosing to invest their super for a better future.
What is ethical investing?
When most people think of ethical investing, they most likely think of negative screening - what gets excluded. This is an important part of the story if you don’t want your money supporting industries like tobacco, uranium or coal mining, exploitation of people, or old growth forest logging.
Whilst we avoid all of the above (and more) what is more important, is what we actually invest your money in, and that is our positive screening. With Australian Ethical Super, your money is investing in the future, helping to build a new low-carbon economy, fund medical and technology breakthroughs, energy efficiency and more.
We seek out positive investments that support: People Quality Sustainability
We avoid investments that cause unecessary harm to: People Animals Society Environment
Performance: Busting the myths
Two of the most common myths of ethical investing, are that you have to sacrifice returns and that it’s riskier. Neither of these myths are true.
* Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. Returns are to end of 2012, and are calculated gross of any administration and investment management fees, tax, and other costs, and as if distributions of income had been reinvested at the actual distribution reinvestment price.
‘Market Index’ is the S&P/ASX300 index.
‘Ethically Screened Index’ is a theoretical index of the stocks within the S&P/ASX300 that pass Australian Ethical’s positive and negative screens.
Check your super online
Through Australian Ethical Super secure online access, you can do all this and more:
- Keep track of your balance
- Change your investment options
- Access your past statements
- Review your insurance options
- Change your personal details
Join over 20,000 Australians with more than $800 million choosing to invest ethically
Australian Ethical Super is open to all Australians.
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