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BetaShares Australian Sustainability Leaders ETF (ASX: FAIR)

Access to a diversified portfolio of ethical and sustainable Australian companies.

BetaShares Global Sustainability Leaders ETF (ASX: ETHI)

Access to a diversified portfolio of 200 ethical and sustainable companies from around the globe. 

BetaShares Sustainability Leaders Diversified Bond ETF - Currency Hedged (ASX: GBND)

Access to a diversified portfolio of Australian and global bonds meeting strict ethical standards.

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1 The Responsible Investment Certification Program does not constitute financial product advice. Neither the Certification Symbol nor RIAA recommends to any person that any financial product is a suitable investment or that returns are guaranteed. Appropriate professional advice should be sought prior to making an investment decision. RIAA does not hold an Australian Financial Services Licence. 

Responsible and ESG focused

Strictly screened to provide an authentic, true to label ethical option for those wishing to gain exposure to shares or fixed income.

ETHI, FAIR and GBND can be bought or sold on the ASX using an online brokerage account or through a financial adviser.

BetaShares Capital Limited (ABN 78 139 566 868, AFSL 341181) (“BetaShares”) is the issuer of the BetaShares Funds. This information is general only, is not personal financial advice, and is not a recommendation to buy units or adopt any particular strategy. It does not take into account any person’s financial objectives, situation or needs. Any person wishing to invest should obtain a copy of the relevant PDS from and obtain financial advice in light of their individual circumstances. 

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BetaShares ethical equity ETFs were the first in Australia to combine a positive climate leadership screen with a broad set of environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria, offering investors a true-to-label, socially responsible investment option. 

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Starting with a universe of large global or ASX-listed companies.

This universe of companies is screened to remove companies with direct, or material involvement to the fossil fuel industry (for example, large mining companies, or banks that fund such projects are removed). 

The remaining companies are then further screened, and companies with exposure to activities and industries that are harmful to people and the planet are taken out. These include industries like gambling, tobacco, junk food and animal cruelty, to name a few. 

Companies involved in positive sustainability and ethical business operations such as developing renewable energy sites, healthcare companies, healthy food companies and more, are preferenced in the portfolio. 

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Note - the above screening process is for ETHI and FAIR (see our screening process guide for GBND)

The screening process: What's in? What's out?

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See what the ETF is holding in its portfolio at any time on our website.

Market leading

Our ethical ETFs are the largest ethical ETFs on the ASX, with combined AUM of over AUD $1B.


BetaShares ethical ETFs aim to track the performance of an index, making them a cost-effective option.

The transition away from polluting industries towards innovative, ethical and sustainable companies is well under way. As such, investors are becoming increasingly determined to invest in a way that aligns with their values.

Ethical investing is a strategy which seeks to consider both financial return and environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria. This investment approach is also referred to as socially responsible investing or “SRI”. 

Both these approaches share the common goal of giving investors the ability to make investment choices that align with their values. 

BetaShares’ range of ethical ETFs provide Australian investors access to a diversified portfolio of sustainable, socially responsible companies, in a single, cost-effective ASX trade – whether the focus is on fixed income or shares.

1. Shorten your showers by just two minutes

2. Take one less international flight per year

3. Take the train instead of the car

4. Reduce
meat consumption

5. Switch your investment portfolio to sustainable funds

*Illustrative analysis conducted by Nordea Bank Abp (2018) in Sweden, based on certain assumptions regarding time period, sustainable vs. traditional investments, emission levels, amount invested and average annual return. This is not a recommendation to adopt any particular investment strategy.

All of these have an impact on CO2 emissions, but surprise! Research suggests that #5 could generate 27 times more impact on your carbon footprint than the other options put together*

Ways to lower your carbon footprint

ETHI, FAIR & GBND have been certified by RIAA according to the strict operational and disclosure practices required under the Responsible Investment Certification Program.

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There are risks associated with an investment in the Funds, including market risk and non-traditional index methodology risk, as well as international investment risk and foreign exchange risk (for ETHI and GBND) and interest rate risk and credit risk (for GBND). The value of an investment can go up or down.