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Sustainability Insights

Our purpose is investing for a better world. This means that as well as delivering great financial outcomes for our stakeholders, we must also understand our impacts on people, on animals and on the world around us.

Since 2002 we have used the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) reporting framework to help us track and report our impacts. In 2017 we began exploring how our investments align to the UN’s Sustainability Goals, each year diving deeper into our impact. In 2018 we released our first annual TCFD Report, next we added a Modern Slavery Statement for 2020 and now in 2021 we set an ambitious 2040 net zero target for our company and other private sector investments, bringing forward the 2050 target we set in 2015.

You can read our full suite of reports below.

2021 reports

2021 Sustainability Report

2021 Sustainability Report

Sustainability is at the heart of what we do. That’s why we have structured this year’s sustainability report to reflect the key pillars of our business strategy.

2021 Foundation Impact Report

2021 Foundation Impact Report

The Australian Ethical Foundation’s vision is to direct as much philanthropy as possible towards the most effective solutions addressing the climate emergency.

2021 TCFD Report

2021 TCFD Report

In this year’s report we introduce the 2040 net zero target we have set for our company and our private sector investments, bringing forward the 2050 target we set in 2015.

2021 Annual Report

2021 Annual Report

As Australian Ethical’s 35th anniversary year, 2021 provided an opportunity to reflect on where we have come from and, more importantly, where we are going.

2020 reports

2020 Sustainability Report

2020 Sustainability Report

Our 2020 Sustainability report takes a deeper look at our advocacy initiatives, climate action, community support and people and culture highlights.

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.
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.