Our approach

Our ethical charter has been in place since 1986 guiding the way we make investments.

Ethical Charter

We invest in companies to have a positive impact on planet, people and animals.

Companies we invest in

We agitate for change and that means taking a stance.

Our positions

Ethical and competitive investments

Seek Investments

Clean Energy

Sustainable Products

Medical Solutions

Innovative Technology

Responsible Banking



Energy Efficiency


Aged Care

Avoid Investments


Coal Seam Gas




Old Growth Forest Logging



Human Rights Abuses

Harmful Products

Competitive Returns

Our default Balanced (accumulation) investment option outperformed the investment objective for the five year period to 30 June 2019.

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.

Fastest growing super fund in Australia

Consumer demand for ethical investments continues to grow. KPMG found that Australian Ethical is the fastest growing super fund by members over the last 5 years to 2017.


Source: KPMG Super Insights Report 2018.

What our members are saying

Ingrid Neilson

“I’ve always held my superannuation with Australian Ethical. I love that my own financial future is invested in a clean, clever and humane tomorrow. It’s an easy way of being green, and the returns aren’t bad either!”

Ingrid Neilson - Communicator, Environmentalist

Tim Silverwood

“Making the switch to Australian Ethical was simple, rewarding and marks another personal step towards my goal of becoming a conscious consumer.”

Tim Silverwood - Environmentalist, Founder of Take 3

Eli Buxeda

“Given the options of the different super funds I had, Australian Ethical Super was the only one that, according to my principles, gave me the assurance that my money was in safe hands.”

Eli Buxeda - Photographer, Graphic Designer

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