BetaShares is a leading manager of ETFs and other Funds that are traded on the Australian Securities Exchange (‘ASX’). Our aim is to provide intelligent investment solutions, which help Australian investors meet their financial objectives.
With a broad range of products now trading on the ASX, our range of Funds is one of the largest and most diverse available in the market. We offer investors simple to use and cost-effective access to equities, cash, currencies, commodities and alternative strategies. As at October 2017, BetaShares manages over $4.8 billion in assets.
BetaShares is a member of the Mirae Asset Global Investments Group, one of Asia’s largest asset management firms. Mirae manages over US$100 billion globally.
BetaShares flagship ethical fund is the BetaShares Global Sustainability Leaders ETF (ASX code: ETHI). ETHI can be bought and sold like any share on the ASX. ETHI provides simple, cost-effective and transparent exposure to a portfolio of 100 of the leading sustainable, ethical companies from a broad range of global locations.
The Fund owns stocks that have been identified as “Climate Leaders” that have also passed other eligibility screens designed to exclude companies with direct or significant exposure to the fossil fuel industry or engaged in other activities deemed inconsistent with responsible investment considerations.
Additional eligibility exclusion screens are applied to remove companies with material exposure to: fossil fuel, gambling, tobacco, armaments, uranium/nuclear energy, destruction of valuable environments, animal cruelty, chemicals of concern, mandatory detention of asylum seekers, alcohol, junk foods, pornography, recent significant fines/convictions, human rights & supply chain concerns.
ETHI is amongst the lowest-cost 'true to label' global shares investment options available to Australian investors.
These are the products from this organisation that have been certified by the Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA)
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BetaShares Australian Sustainability Leaders ETF (ASX: FAIR)
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BetaShares Global Sustainability Leaders ETF (ASX: ETHI)