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If you’re like most Australians, chances are you care about the future of the planet.  Capital is a powerful force for change and choosing a super fund that invests in companies that benefit the planet and people is a powerful way to influence the world.

Green investments that benefit the planet

At Australian Ethical we invest in companies that support a more sustainable future, such as energy efficiency, recycling facilities, sustainable manufacturers, public transport, and renewable energy companies (including solar, geothermal, tidal, wind, and hydro).

These companies are already working hard to create a better future for us all, by actively taking steps to care for the environment and reduce our environmental impact.

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Our Ethical Charter: unchanged since 1986

The Australian Ethical Charter is a series of statements that guide both the positive side (investments we seek out) and the negative side (investments we avoid) of our ethical approach.

We seek out positive investments that support:

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People, quality and sustainability

We avoid investments that harm:

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People, animals, society and the environment

Competitive Returns

Our default Balanced (accumulation) investment option outperformed the investment objective for the ten year period to 30 April 2020.

*Reference: investment objective aims to achieve returns of 3.5% pa above inflation over the medium to longer terms.

Past performance is not an indicator of future performance.

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In action: Tomra Vending Machines

“WE LIKE YOUR RECYCLING MACHINES, BUT NOT TOBACCO.”

Australian Ethical has a zero tolerance stance on tobacco manufacturing. There is nothing positive about it.

So when a successful company we’ve aligned with for a while, Tomra (they make reverse-vending recycling machines) acquired a company that makes tobacco sorting machines, we made a fuss.

We engaged with their senior management and other shareholders, and put forward a resolution to ensure that, moving forward, Tomra were aligned with our ethical values and shared our commitment to creating a greener, more sustainable future for everyone.

Unfortunately, the resolution was rejected, this decision led us to reviewing our arrangements with Tomra because we felt they did not share in our values. As a result we divested and took our clients monies to companies delivering a greener future.