Comparing Ethical Super Funds

The Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA) currently identifies only four Australian super funds as having all of their products certified ethical. We have summarised these four funds below to help you compare them side by side.

All results are based on MySuper/Balanced investment options displayed on each fund’s website, and are current at 15/9/2020. As always, past performance is not an indicator of future performance.

Australian Ethical Christian Super Future
Super*
Local Government
Super
10 Year Return (FY20)+ 6.72% 6.69% n/a 6.10%
5 Year Returns (recent) ^ 7.3% 5.89% 7.5% 5.46%
Fees on $50,000 $617 $700
($645 from 1 October)
$958.60 $561.24
Exclusions Alcohol
Animal Cruelty
Fossil Fuels
Gambling
Genetic Engineering
Human Rights Abuses
Nuclear
Pornography
Tobacco
Weapons
Abortifactants
Alcohol
Animal Cruelty
Fossil Fuels
Gambling
Genetic Engineering
Human Rights Abuses
Nuclear
Pornography
Tobacco
Weapons
Alcohol
Animal cruelty
Fossil Fuels
Gambling
Genetic Engineering
Human Rights Abuses
Nuclear
Pornography
Tobacco
Weapons
Alcohol
Fossil Fuels
Gambling
Human Rights Abuses
Nuclear
Tobacco
Weapons
Approach to
Impact Investing
(From choice.com.au)
Favours ethical investing and doesn’t set particular targets for impact investing. Around 10% of our investments are in projects that have a measurable social or environmental impact as well as a financial return. Different options have different goals; the Renewables Plus option aims to invest 20% of the portfolio in renewable energy projects. “Our philosophy is that each investment has to be financially attractive and stand on its own merits … we won’t sacrifice returns to meet impact goals,” says the fund’s CIO.

* Not a MySuper product
^ 5 Year returns are most recent from each fund’s website
+ 10 Year returns are for previous financial year, from each fund’s dashboard

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