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 and technology

    Clean energy and technology

  • Sustainable agriculture

    Sustainable agriculture

  • Circular economy

    Circular economy

  • Employment


  • Community and education services

    Community and education services

  • Health care

    Health care

We don't invest in:

  • Fossil fuels

    Fossil fuels

  • Uranium mining and nuclear

    Uranium mining and nuclear

  • Controversial, civilian and conventional weapons

    Controversial, civilian and conventional weapons

  • Adult entertainment

    Adult entertainment

  • Gambling


  • Animal cruelty

    Animal cruelty

  • Alcohol production

    Alcohol production

  • Tobacco production

    Tobacco production

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 $64 million to programs ranging from asylum seeker support to supporting 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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