AMP Capital Ethical Leaders Australian Share Fund

Product Name

AMP Capital Ethical Leaders Australian Share Fund


AMP Capital




Fund or Trust


Retail, Wholesale

Certified Since


Certification Symbol

Responsible investment

Asset Classes

Australian only equities



Investment Approaches

Negative Screening, ESG Integration

It Includes:

  • Investment2 More sustainable companies

It has some level of screening for:

  • Riaa icons 41 Alcohol
  • Riaa icons 56 Animal cruelty
  • Riaa icons 36 Armaments
  • Riaa icons 33 Fossil fuels
  • Riaa icons 42 Gambling
  • Riaa icons 45 Genetic engineering
  • Riaa icons 52 Human rights abuses
  • Riaa icons 34 Logging
  • Riaa icons 50 Nuclear power
  • Riaa icons 35 Tobacco


A multi-manager strategy that blends Australian Equity investment managers, with the objective of providing investors with competitive returns over a range of markets. We combine a stringent investment approach with a responsible investment philosophy, outlined in the Responsible Investment Leaders (RIL) fund’s Ethics Charter. An Ethics Committee fulfills an environmental, social and governance (ESG) oversight role for the fund. The fund also actively engages with companies on a range of ESG issues including climate change; human rights and supply chain and corporate governance.


The fund’s objective is to provide competitive investment returns aligned with client values  which engages with companies for a better future.

The RIL Ethics Charter requires the underlying managers to the fund to:
  1. not invest in companies that manufacture tobacco (0% of revenue);
  2. not invest in companies with a material exposure (10% of revenue) to gambling; alcohol; pornography; uranium (and nuclear power) and armaments;
  3.  not invest in companies with a material exposure (20% of company value) to thermal coal mining; brown coal power generation; oil sands production; transport infrastructure associated with oil sands; and coal to oil or gas processes;
  4.  invest in the better performing companies in other sectors.
The RIL Ethics Committee regularly reviews portfolio holdings and as a result of the review may require the underlying manager to justify the ESG rationale for holding a particular company.  If the Ethics Committee is not satisfied with the response it may either a) request the underlying manager to engage with the company on the particular ESG issue(s) of concern b) require divestment of the company.  If it is concluded that the company is to be divested, the rationale for the divestment is reviewed every two years, to see if divestment is still appropriate.

Engaging with companies and policy makers on important ESG issues is a key feature of the fund.  We have four key engagement themes:
  1. Climate change
  2. Human rights and supply chain
  3. ESG disclosure by companies
  4. Corporate governance
In addition, the fund engages with individual companies on company specific issues and topical ESG issues including ethics in the banking sector, payday lending practices and anti-microbial resistance. 

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