A superannuation and investment fund manager with a difference
Our promise to all our clients is that we will invest your money in a way that aims to provide financial security for you and positive, sustainable change for society and the environment.
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.
Who we invest in
We invest in companies that we expect to perform well financially, and do good for the world.
For example, we invest in the Australian company Cochlear, who have been improving the lives of hearing-impaired people through innovative technology for many years.
We invest in companies involved in renewable and clean energy, healthcare, efficient transport, biotechnology, recycling and waste management, and more.
Cochlear has delivered three decades of hearing innovation to over 250,000 people worldwide