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The power of financial markets can be harnessed to bring about social change.

Our impact story

It began in 1986 when our founders set out to invest for a better world by using money as a force for good. It's an investment philosophy that remains unchanged, in an ever-changing world.

The carbon intensity of our portfolio continues to decline, whilst our investment in renewable power generation powers on. Since 2000, we have donated more than $6 million to our Foundation, driving positive outcomes for the planet, people and animals.

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Impactful investments

Here are the investment options where we now have relevant impact data. Simply click on an option to see the information.

Note: If you’re a Transition to Retirement (TTR) member please refer to the super options.

Investment options
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Conservative Super Pension
Balanced Super Pension
Growth Super Pension
International Shares Super Pension
Australian Shares Super Pension
Advocacy Super

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77% less CO2

The carbon intensity (tonnes CO2e per $ revenue) of Australian Ethical share investments is 77% less than the Benchmark*. Shareholdings as at 30 June 2021. Assured by KPMG.

13x more in renewables

Australian Ethical has a 13x more investment in renewable power generation, than the Benchmark*. Shareholdings as at 30 June 2021.


2.5x the sustainable impact

Australian Ethical share investments have 2.5x the sustainable impact of an equivalent investment in the Benchmark*. This measure assesses the revenue companies earn from products and services which are helping to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Shareholdings as at 30 June 2021. Assured by KPMG.

*Benchmark is a blended benchmark of S&P ASX 200 Index (for Australian and NZ shareholdings) and MSCI World ex Australia Index (for international shareholdings).

Australian Ethical acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the country on which we work, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, and recognise and celebrate their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging and thank them for protecting Country since time immemorial.