Why U Ethical

U Ethical is an investment manager with a difference. We believe in creating a better world by investing with purpose—today and into the future.

Our ethical investment process

Ethical investing is the process we use to achieve our vision of improving the world through the power of purposeful investing. We apply positive and negative screens to direct all investment decisions towards that vision.

We proactively invest in:

  • Clean energy

    Clean energy

  • Sustainable agriculture

    Sustainable agriculture

  • Recycling and reuse

    Recycling and reuse

  • Employment


  • Community and education services

    Community and education services

  • Health care

    Health care

We don't invest in:

  • Thermal coal

    Thermal coal

  • Unconventional oil and gas extraction

    Unconventional oil and gas extraction

  • Uranium for non-medical uses

    Uranium for non-medical uses

  • Armaments


  • Predatory lending

    Predatory lending

  • Gambling


  • Pornography and adult entertainment

    Pornography and adult entertainment

  • Animal cruelty

    Animal cruelty

  • Alcohol production

    Alcohol production

  • Tobacco manufacturing

    Tobacco manufacturing

We hold companies to account - advocating for shifts in corporate behaviour.

Raising environmental and social concerns - to meet the expectations of our investors and society.

Investing with purpose - adopting bold positions on important ethical matters.

From investing in the market to investing in the community

As a not-for-profit social enterprise, most of our surplus goes to community programs and social justice advocacy initiatives. Since 1995, we have contributed $59 million to programs ranging from supports for asylum seekers and people with disabilities to campaigning for the eradication of modern slavery.

Read our latest Good Returns News to see how your investments can create positive impacts for society and the planet.

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