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 Investment

Clean Energy

Sustainable Product Investment

Sustainable Products

Medical Investment

Medical Solutions

Investment In Innovative Technology

Innovative Technology

Responsible Banking Investment

Responsible Banking

Health Care Investment


Recycling Investment


Energy Investment

Energy Efficiency

Education Investment


Investing For Retirement

Aged Care

Avoid Investments

Avoid Coal Investment


Avoid Coal Steam Gas Investment

Coal Seam Gas

Avoid Oil Investment


Avoid Weapons Investment


Avoid Tobacco Investment


Avoid Old Growth Forest Logging Investment

Old Growth Forest Logging

Avoid Exploitation Investment


Avoid Gambling Investment


Avoid Investment Human Rights Abuses

Human Rights Abuses

Avoid Harmful Product Investment

Harmful Products

Competitive Returns

Our default Balanced (accumulation) investment option outperformed the investment objective for the five year period to 28 February 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 - Communicator, Environmentalist

“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 - Environmentalist, Founder of Take 3

“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 - Photographer, Graphic Designer

“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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