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


Best performing Super

Australian Ethical Super offers 7 investment options and we’ve had some great results for August 2019.

#1 Australian Shares option ranks 1st over the last year, 5 years and 7 years

#1 Growth option ranks 1st over the last year

#2 Balanced MySuper option ranks 2nd over the last year

#3 International Shares option ranks 3rd over the last year

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Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.Ratings or investment returns are only one factor you should consider when deciding how to invest your super. Remember, superannuation is generally a long-term investment. For details on the risks and fees of investing in Australian Ethical Super, please refer to the Super Product Disclosure Statement.

^Source: SuperRatings Fund Crediting Rate Survey as at August 2019:

SuperRatings does not issue, sell, guarantee or underwrite this product. Go to www.superratings.com.au for details of its ratings criteria.


Carbon footprint calculator

Estimate the carbon footprint of your lifestyle and investments

The output of the calculator is general information only and should not be relied upon for the purposes of making a financial decision in relation to a financial product.  We strongly recommend you seek financial advice tailored to your own circumstances before you make any financial decisions.  The information provided does not consider your objectives, financial situation or needs nor does it consider the risks, benefits or fees of any particular investment choices you make. 

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 2018.

Source: KPMG Super Insights Report 2019.

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

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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