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Ethical investments

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75% less carbon emissions & market-leading returns

At Australian Ethical our portfolios produces 75% less carbon emissions^ than the benchmark along with providing market-leading returns*. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.

Send a message to big coal

Divesting from our worst polluters has potential to sway public opinion and expedite strong government action to deal with climate change.

Promote human rights

We don’t have investments in any companies involved in poor treatment of asylum seekers, or companies that exploit workers with poor working conditions.

A fund trusted like no other

We’ve been voted Australia’s no 1 trusted super fund and the most recommend fund in Australia according to the 2020 September CSBA FEAL Superannuation CX Benchmarking Report.

Our approach

Ethical Charter

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

Companies we invest in

We invest in companies to have a positive impact on the planet, people and animals. 

Our positions

We agitate for change and that means taking a stance. 

Market-leading returns

Australian Ethical Super offers 7 investment options and we’ve had some great results for 31 December 2020#.

#1 Australian Shares option ranks 1st over the 5 years, 7 years and 10 years

#2 Balanced option ranks 2nd over 1 and 3 years

#6 Growth option ranks 6th over 1 and 3 years

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#Source: SuperRatings Fund Crediting Rate Survey as at 30 June 2021:

  • Australian Ethical Super’s Australian Shares option ranked no.1 over 1 year (38.97%), 3 years (16.21%), 5 years (14.39%), 7 years (14.32%) out of 49 funds and no 1 over 10 years (13.20%) out of 46 funds according to the SuperRatings Fund Crediting Rate Survey – SR50 Australian Shares Index
  • Australian Ethical Super’s Balanced option was ranked no.2 over 3 years (9.99%) out of 50 funds according to the SuperRatings Fund Crediting Rate Survey – SR50 Balanced (60-76) Index

Past performance is not an indicator of future performance. Australian Ethical offers a diverse range of super investment options depending on your investment objective, timeframe and risk profile. You can see the options and their respective performance here.

*Carbon intensity (tonnes CO2e per $ revenue) of Australian Ethical share investments (as at 30 June 2021) compared to blended benchmark of S&P ASX 200 Index (for Australian and NZ shareholdings) and MSCI World ex Australia Index (for international shareholdings).

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.

Australian Ethical offers a diverse range of super investment options depending on your investment objective, timeframe and risk profile. You can see the options and their respective performance here.

++SuperRatings does not issue, sell, guarantee or underwrite this product. See the website for details of its ratings criteria. SuperRatings performance figure is net of percentage based administration and investment fees.

Competitive returns

Our default Balanced (accumulation) investment option outperformed the investment objective for the ten year period to 30 June 2021. For 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.

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Award-winning Super

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Finder Green Superannuation Fund of the Year 2021
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SuperRatings GOLD

For MySuper, MyChoice and Pension

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SuperRatings Best performing SR50

Australian Shares option first over 5 years 2015-2020

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 2020.

Chart: 1 and 5 year member growth

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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.

Australian Ethical offers a diverse range of super investment options depending on your investment objective, timeframe and risk profile. You can see the options and their respective performance here.

++SuperRatings does not issue, sell, guarantee or underwrite this product. See the website for details of its ratings criteria. SuperRatings performance figure is net of percentage based administration and investment fees.