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

Good Investments

Clean Energy

Sustainable Products

Medical Solutions

Innovative Technology

Responsible Banking



Energy Efficiency


Aged Care

Avoid Investments


Coal Seam Gas




Native 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 31 January 2018.

Super Performance - January 2018

*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

KPMG reported Australian Ethical as the fastest growing super fund for assets under management and members in 2016.

Full Graph - By AUM

Full Graph - By Members

Source: KPMG Super Insights Report 2017.

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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