Every company that makes it onto our investment list goes through a rigorous ethical screening process.
Our negative screening process excludes companies engaged in the following activities:
Our positive screening process actively seeks out companies involved in the following activities:
When you make a financial investment, you are also making an investment in the type of future you want.
Ethical funds have outperformed average funds over the short, medium and long term*.
* Source: Responsible Investment Association of Australasia, 2016 Benchmarking Report, 10 year performance returns to 30 June 2016. This graph does not represent Future Super's returns. Past performance isn't a reliable indicator of future returns.
Most super funds make investment choices without considering a company’s real-world social, ethical and environmental impact. If a company is large or looks profitable, who cares if they make the money from manufacturing nuclear weapons, selling cigarettes, or burning fossil fuels?
Future Super members care.
Our members don’t want their retirement savings funding activities that are harmful to people and the planet. Future Super won’t invest in any company that fails our strict ethical criteria. Instead, we invest your super money in companies building a better world.
Ethical investing is about seeking a good financial return by investing in ways that align your money with your values. It means the investor accounts for the whole impact of a company, not just their bottom line. The benefits go beyond a clean conscience and a better society. Research from the Responsible Investment Association of Australasia shows ethically screened investment strategies can match, and often outperform, non-ethical funds.
Some super funds are called 'ethical' or have a 'sustainable' option, but it’s not easy to work out what this means.
We are upfront about our values, and transparent about where member's money is invested.
Here’s how we use ethics to shape our investment decisions.
At Future Super we use a two-step ethical screening process to ensure your money is invested in companies that can both grow your super savings and build a better world.
Our ethical research team constantly monitor the companies in our portfolio to make sure they match our values.
An important part of investing ethically is knowing where your money is invested. While most super funds only disclose their largest 10 investments, Future Super is fully transparent. Check out the full Future Super portfolio.
Aside from the basics, you’ll just need your tax file number (TFN) so we can match it up with ATO records.
You'll get an SMS to activate your Future Super member portal and set a password.
We'll match your record with the ATO and instantly find any old or lost super accounts. You can rollover on the spot. Easy peasy!
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