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Sustainability Insights

At Australian Ethical, we know our impact goes much further than the strong financial returns we make for our members and investors.

That’s why this year we have expanded our reporting to properly capture how we generate sustainable value for all our diverse stakeholders. This year we take a deeper look at our advocacy initiatives, climate action, alignment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), community support and people and culture highlights.

You can read the full Annual and Sustainability Reports here, or scroll down to our Sustainability Insights.

2020 Annual Report 2020 Sustainability Report Past sustainability reports

Ethical investing explained

Ethical investing explained

Our ethical investment philosophy, processes and products. We explain the sectors we invest in and those we avoid.
An ethical business

An ethical business

How our purpose of investing for a better world is embedded across our organisation and reflected in our approach to governance and transparency and in our diverse people.
Climate action

Climate action

See how we measure our environmental impact and the measures we are taking to reduce our carbon footprint and tread as lightly as possible.
Advocacy & engagement

Advocacy & engagement

Advocating for a better world is an important part of who we are. We believe our engagement benefits our investment process, our investors, the companies we engage with and society as whole.
GRI Index

GRI Index

Since 2002 we have used the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards as the framework for our sustainability reporting. This index can be used to navigate the disclosures made in our 2020 reports.
SDG Report

SDG Report

The UN’s global Sustainable Development Goals are a roadmap for humanity. In this report we show how the Australian Ethical Charter has been aligned to the SDGs from the start.
Modern Slavery Statement

Modern Slavery Statement

Check out our first Modern Slavery Statement, which we voluntarily submitted in response to Australia's Modern Slavery Act. The statement describes our approach to Modern Slavery risks and our efforts to mitigate them in our business.
Ethical influencing

Ethical influencing

Engaging with companies helps us build a deeper understanding of their positive and negative impacts, and any obstacles to a more sustainable future. Australian Ethical engages with corporates regularly and advocates for positive actions that benefit society. Updates are provided on a quarterly basis.
TCFD Report

TCFD Report

In this report we address the key topics recommended by the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). These are: strategy, governance, risk management and the metrics and targets we use to measure and manage our climate performance.