Perpetual Ethical SRI Option

Product Name

Perpetual Ethical SRI Option




Superannuation or KiwiSaver product


Superfund option



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Asset Classes

Equities - Australian only



Investment Approaches

Negative Screening, Positive Screening

It Includes

  • Riaa icons 11 More sustainable companies
  • Riaa icons 10 Renewable energy
  • Riaa icons 30 Sustainable land management & agriculture

It Excludes

  • Riaa icons 33 Fossil fuels
  • Riaa icons 34 Logging
  • Riaa icons 35 Tobacco
  • Riaa icons 50 Nuclear energy (including uranium)
  • Riaa icons 52 Human rights violations
  • Riaa icons 38 Labour rights violations
  • Riaa icons 56 Animal cruelty
  • Riaa icons 36 Armaments
  • Riaa icons 41 Alcohol
  • Riaa icons 42 Gambling
  • Riaa icons 45 Genetic engineering


Aims to provide long-term capital growth and regular income through investment in quality shares of socially responsible companies. The fund aims to outperform the S&P/ASX 300 Accumulation Index (before fees and taxes) over rolling three-year periods.


Perpetual researches companies of all sizes using consistent share selection criteria. Perpetual’s priority is to select those companies that represent the best investment quality and are appropriately priced. In determining investment quality, investments are carefully selected on the basis of four key investment criteria:

  • conservative debt levels;
  • sound management;
  • quality business; and 
  • in the case of industrial shares, recurring earnings.

In addition to the above investment approach, Perpetual utilises a strategy for screening ethical and socially responsible investments. Please see the Product Disclosure Statement for further details. Available on

Specifically companies are rated on the positive practices including renewable energy, waste (direct and downstream), corporate governance, use of quality and environmental management systems, and employee health and safety. Companies are also rated on their negative environment or social practices in relation to a number of criteria including human rights, labour standards, the environment, corporate governance, animal rights and genetically modified organisms. 

We don’t invest in companies that derive a material proportion of their revenue from the manufacture or sale of alcohol or tobacco, the operation of coal seam gas or uranium extraction or the manufacture of weapons or armaments. 

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