At Australian Ethical, we’re avid believers in the power of business to do good and the power of the individual to make a difference.
For over 30 years, we have been helping Australians invest in a better future. Every investment we make must meet the requirements of our Ethical Charter, which has been unchanged since 1986. The charter guides us to invest in companies that support the planet, people and animals, to ensure we don’t cause unnecessary harm.
We seek out positive investments that support:
People,quality and sustainability
We avoid investments that harm:
People, animals, society and the environment
Achieving zero carbon emissions requires fundamental changes to the way we produce and consume. By investing with Australian Ethical, you could reduce your investment footprint by 66%. Read more in our sustainability report.
Each year, we distribute 10% of our yearly after-tax profits (before deducting bonuses) to charitable organisations and social impact initiatives, through the Australian Ethical Foundation. We provide financial support to not-for-profit organisations who contribute to humanitarian, environmental and animal welfare efforts in Australia and abroad.
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3 things you need to know about super
1. You need to make super contributions for your employees
As an employer, you are required to make super contributions on behalf of all your eligible employees. This is known as the ‘superannuation guarantee’ (SG). You can use the ATO’S SG calculator to work out the amount to pay for your employee’s super fund.
2. You must choose a ‘default’ super fund
Your default super fund is the fund that you pay super contributions to for new employees, unless they choose a different fund.
3. Your default super fund must be MySuper Authorised
MySuper is a superannuation initiative by the Australian Government that resulted in simple and cost-effective default superannuation products for Australian workers. This means your employees will not be paying for unnecessary features and fees.
Good news! Australian Ethical Super is a MySuper authorised fund.
Super should be made easy for you and your employees. But with legislation changes and tons of financial jargons, it can be complex.
So let’s talk Super in plain English, with tips to get you and your employees Super-ready.
If you have any questions, get in touch with us.
Read about the changes to your Super as a result of the new legislation that came into effect on 1 July 2019 and what you need to do next.
In Australia, many families do not have adequate levels of insurance. It’s often overlooked, but life insurance is more important than taking out car or home insurance cover.
Your super can make a positive difference to the future of our planet, but only if you invest it ethically.
Get in touch
We are here to help. If you want to learn more about ethical investing, information about our super fund or just have a general enquiry, get in touch with Russell.
Employer Relationship Manager
Register as new Employer
Registration is free and our secure employer portal allows you to make all of your employee contributions. You’ll need to have your ABN and contact information ready. Registration now.