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Australian Ethical

A SUPERANNUATION & INVESTMENT FUND MANAGER WITH A DIFFERENCE

Australian Ethical has been helping Australians invest in a better future for over 30 years. We believe that the power of money can be harnessed to deliver both competitive returns and positive change for the planet, people and animals.

We seek out positive investments that support people, quality and sustainability, and we avoid investments that cause unnecessary harm to people, animals, society and the environment.

Ethical and sustainable investing isn’t just a part of what we do. Unlike most of our competitors, it’s everything we do. And while we’ve evolved in many ways since starting in 1986, we have always stayed true to this.

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Three areas SMSFs should consider outsourcing

SMSF trustees often cite ‘control of my investments’ as the number one motivation for setting up their own fund. But it still makes sense to outsource some parts of a well-diversified portfolio.

When ethical investing demands more than fluffy answers

It's now well established that ethical and sustainable investing enhances returns, but as fund managers jump aboard, what is required to build principles firmly into all portfolios?

Why are companies raising capital during COVID?

Most investors in new capital raisings during COVID have been well-rewarded, and when investments match an ethical investing charter, it helps to position for a recovery as well as longer-term sustainability.

On the pandemic front line: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare

Unlike the share prices of some companies which have held up due to their defensive characteristics, Fisher & Paykel is playing an active role in mitigating the worst effects of the crisis.

Why technology stocks are good for the future

Over the long term, the technology sector has a vital role to make the essential transition to a more sustainable global economy and a cleaner planet. We highlight a few names with strong prospects.

Why divest from fossil fuels?

Fossil fuel divestment can impact a company’s prospects, and push capital into renewables. Refusing to invest in companies that cause climate change denies their social licence to operate.

Four companies riding the healthcare boom

There are strong demographic trends in ageing and consumer spending and investing in the right healthcare companies can ride this wave as well as produce better health outcomes for people. 

Phil Vernon on rules for managing competing priorities

All our ethics are different. How does an 'ethical' fund manager address the inevitable conflicts of competing priorities, and are there any clues for everybody in dealing with their own ethical dilemmas?

Green bonds: greenwash or the real deal?

Green bonds help fund projects focused on issues such as energy efficiency, recycling and waste reduction, but when are they really a 'greenwash' to make the company look good?

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2020 Australian Ethical Sustainability Report

Australian Ethical has expanded its reporting to take a deeper look at its advocacy initiatives, climate action, alignment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), community support and people and culture highlights.

Ethical investing: the choice for a better world

Australian Ethical is a leader in ethical investing and has been helping people invest in a better future for over 30 years.

Sustainability Report - making it real 2018

Over half of Australia’s investments now being invested through some form of RI strategy, but consumers must be vigilant to ensure ‘green’ marketing slogans are matched by a rigorous and responsible approach to investing.

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Three steps to planning your spending in retirement

What happens when a superannuation expert sets up his own retirement portfolio using decades of knowledge? He finds he can afford much more investment risk in his portfolio than conventional thinking suggests.

Finding sustainable dividend stocks on the ASX

There is a small universe of companies on the ASX which are reliable dividend payers over five years, are fairly valued and are classified as ‘negligible’ or ‘low’ on both ESG risk and carbon risk.

Among key trends in Australian banks, one factor stands out

The Big Four banks look similar but they are at fundamentally different stages as they move to simpler business models. Amid challenges from operating systems, loan growth and neobank threats, one factor stands tall.

Why mega-tech growth are the best ‘value’ stocks in the market

They are six of the greatest businesses ever and should form part of the global portfolios of all investors. The market sees risk in inflation and valuations but the companies are positioned for outstanding growth.

How inflation impacts different types of investments

A comprehensive study of the impact of inflation on returns from different assets over the past 120 years. The high returns in recent years are due to low inflation and falling rates but this ‘sweet spot’ is ending.

How to manage the run down in your income in retirement

The first of five articles on modern retirement income products that aim for an increasing pension that lasts for life and on average should not decline in real terms. They are not silver bullets but worth a look.

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