About Us

Responsible Returns is an initiative of the Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA).

RIAA’s goal is to see more capital being invested more responsibly; shifting more capital into sustainable assets and enterprises and shaping responsible financial markets to underpin strong investment returns and deliver a healthier economy, society and environment.

RIAA is the peak industry body representing responsible and ethical investors across Australia and New Zealand. We have over than 200 members managing more than $5 trillion in assets under management, including superannuation funds, fund managers, consultants, researchers, brokers, impact investors, property managers, community banks, community trusts, religious groups, financial advisers and individuals (see our members here).

Our activities support industry to be better at developing, promoting and communicating responsible and ethical products and financial advice. We do this in a number of ways, including by acting as a hub for networking and disseminating investor information as well as tracking and publishing the results of the industry’s performance, growth and impact year on year.

We operate the Responsible Investment Certification Program which is a platform for courageous responsible and ethical product and financial advice providers committed to minimum standards of responsible and ethical investing as well as disclosures for responsible investing strategies, holdings and financial results. The products featured on this web-tool have been certified in accordance with RIAA's Program.

RIAA encourages consumers to actively choose responsible and ethical options for their savings and investments, across banking, general investments and superannuation in Australia and New Zealand. The Responsible Returns web-tool is an example of that work in progress.