Is sugar an ethical investment? | Adam Verwey

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The first thing you need to understand about ethical investing – it’s a myth that you’re sacrificing returns for morality. In fact, over the last 12 months (so including 2018’s horrific end of the year) the ASX200 is up 8% and the S&P500 is up 3%. In comparison, Betashare’s Global Ethical ETF (ASX: ETHI) is up 12% and their Australian Ethical ETF (ASX: FAIR) is up 15%. So it seems that good morals make for good returns.


To unpack the world of ethical investing, we sat down with one of the pioneers of this form of investing in Australia – Adam Verwey. Adam co-founded Future Super, the ethical super fund, in 2014 and has helped in grow into a large fund with $900m in assets under management.


In this episode we unpack Adam’s journey and the growth of future super, and discuss some of the key considerations that go into ethical investing. If you’ve ever wondered if sugar is ethical, or been unsure about the ethics of big tech – then this episode should help answer this dilemmas.


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