Australia's ESG Leaders

Morningstar has named Australian Ethical as one of just six global leaders, out of 40, for our ESG commitment, the only asset manager in Australia.

The report singles out the Australian Ethical Australian Shares Fund as “setting the ESG standard for Australian domestic-equity strategies”.

Source from ‘The Morningstar ESG Commitment Level: Our first assessment of 100-plus strategies and 40 asset managers’ white paper. © 2021 Morningstar, Inc. All rights reserved. 

Unquestionably, Australian Ethical Investment is true to its ethical label, evidenced by the robust integration of ESG principles into the investment processes, activism, advocacy, and memberships undertaken by the firm

ESG Commitment Level white paper.

Why Australian Ethical


75% less carbon emissions

Our share investments produced 75% less carbon emissions than benchmark^

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Market-leading & Strong performance

Our Balanced option is the third best Balanced super option over 3 years*

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Australian Shares fund (wholesale) ranked top quartile over 5 years in FE fundinfo reporting for the period ending 30 September 2020^

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A fund trusted like no other

We’ve been voted Australia’s no 1 trusted super fund and the most recommend fund in Australia according to the 2020 September CSBA FEAL Superannuation CX Benchmarking Report.

How we invest

Australian Ethical has always gone beyond ESG (environmental, social and governance criteria) with our unique ethical investment process.

Our Ethical Charter has been guiding our investment decisions. It considers positive outcomes first and then looks to avoid unnecessary harm.

When the companies pass our rigorous ethical screening process, our investment team evaluates them against the traditional risk/return investment analysis.

Award-winning investment team

Our in-house investment team has over 100 years combined experience and have proven that a strong ethical approach to investing does not detract from performance. Here are some of our recent accolades.

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2020 SuperRatings Infinity Award for best sustainable super fund++
Best performing SR50 Australian shares option over 5 years 2015-2020++

2020 Financial Standard Investment Leadership Award: ESG - Australian Equities
2020 Financial Standard Investment Leadership Award: High Performance - Australian Equities


2021 Money Magazine Best of the Best Award: ESG Trailblazer

*Australian Ethical Super’s Balanced option was ranked no.3 in the SuperRatings Fund Crediting Rate Survey – SR50 Balanced (60-76) Index over 3 years delivering a 7.39% return (5 year return is 7.12% p.a and 7 year return is 7.26% p.a).

Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. Ratings or investment returns are only one factor you should consider when deciding how to invest your super. Remember, superannuation is generally a long-term investment. Full details of the performance of all our super fund investment options over various time periods can be found here. For details on the risks and fees of investing in Australian Ethical Super, please refer to the Super Product Disclosure Statement.

Source: SuperRatings Fund Crediting Rate Survey as at September 2020. SuperRatings does not issue, sell, guarantee or underwrite this product. Go to for details of its ratings criteria. SuperRatings performance figure is net of percentage based administration and investment fees. It does not include the $97 annual fee.

^FE fundinfo Equity – Australia – Financial Express Australian Shares performance report, for the period ending 30 September 2020.

Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.