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Compare plans^ Australian Ethical Super Balanced (default option) Australian Super ‘Balanced’ option
Positive screening
Negative screening
Integration of ESG
Impact investing
Not readily available
Transparency: an important part of investing ethically is knowing where your money is invested.
Certified by the Responsible Investment Association Australasia body?
Performance objective CPI + 3.5% over medium to long term (after fees). CPI + 4% over medium to long term
Fees for a balance of $50,000 $657 $408
MySuper approved
Customer review from Product review






Member of the UN’s coalition to reduce investment emissions Yes No
Does the super fund offer responsible / ethical options? All 7 Australian Ethical Super options are ethical Australian Super offers 1 ‘Socially Aware’ option.

All information is accurate as at 14 January 2019.

This information is general information only and does not take account of your individual investment objectives, financial situation or needs. Before acting on it, consider seeking independent financial advice. Past performance is not an indicator of future performance.

Information from other providers is based on what’s publicly available on the internet. Things do change and while we endeavour to provide the most up to date information from other providers for comparison purpose we cannot guarantee 100% accuracy. If you would like to know more we recommend you to seek information from the different providers’ websites.

^ For comparison purposes, we’ve selected the balanced option of each fund. Please note that every fund has a different investment approach, strategies and risk level. We encourage you to do your own comparison and review the relevant Product Disclosure Statement.


Ethics in practice

Our ethical charter has been in place since 1986 guiding the way we make investments.

But sometimes it’s hard to comprehend how it works in our everyday decision making process. So we’ve pulled together examples of the companies we invest in and those that don’t pass our ethical charter to help you better understand how we invest.

Is your super fund invested in new coal mines?

You could be forgiven for thinking Adani’s Carmichael coal mine in central Queensland is the only new coal mine being developed in Australia. In fact, Australia’s largest ‘pure play’ miner Whitehaven Coal is currently seeking approval for two new coal mines – and your super fund may be helping them do it!

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The next generation of Aussie renewables

Infigen is one of Australia’s largest publicly listed owners of wind turbines. So who are Infigen, and what makes them such leaders in Australia’s renewable scene?

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Why we don’t invest in Afterpay

Consumer credit can be positive for society if it is used to buy useful items. But companies like Afterpay focus on ‘impulse purchases’ that are more likely to push vulnerable Australians into financial over-commitment.

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Learn more about our positions on topical issues.


Your choice matters

Ethics is about making good choices, considered choices which are aligned with the things that really matter to you.

It isn’t just about avoiding the negative. It’s also seeking positive investments that drive change for good. For over 30 years this has been our bread and nut butter.

We seek out positive investments that support:

people  quality  sustainability

People, quality and sustainability

We avoid investments that harm:

People Red Crossed  Animals  Society  Environment

People, animals, society and the environment

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 the planet, people and animals.

Companies we invest in

We agitate for change and that means taking a stance.

Our Positions

Real impact

Climate impact

The only way to a sustainable future is a low carbon economy. This is why we are targeting net zero emission from our investment portfolio by 2050. In 2018, our portfolio is 66% less carbon intensive than the benchmark (Sustainability Report 2018.)

Our commitment to address the climate also goes beyond fossil fuel free.

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Shining a light on community-focused social enterprise

Pollinate Energy began with the mission to change the lives of those living in Indian slum communities by providing sustainable, clean energy through affordable solar products.

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Keep up the fight against live export

Australians were shocked when they saw animal suffering on board Australian live export ships earlier this year. People all over the country have called for an end to the trade. At Australian Ethical, we are maintaining the fight.

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What our members are saying...

"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

"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

“l have been waiting for this opportunity. For me, it is not just the money l place in the hands of those who care about the planet. It is a vote against those who make money from misery and destruction. I may be a humble crane driver but this is our world and we need compassion not misery.”

Richard Mann - former Greenpeace employee (1989)

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