With more than $2.91 billion in funds under management, the Ethical Advisers’ Co-operative (EAC) continues to serve as a trusted source of advice and education for investors and advisers alike.
The EAC’s Annual Report for 2023 highlights the increasingly important role its members are having in shaping the ethical investment landscape in Australia and New Zealand, with its members providing advice to 3,948 clients.
EAC Chair Sarah Wood commented that, “The Co-op’s aim is to provide a collaborative network for financial advisers and investment professionals in Australia and New Zealand to exchange knowledge and skills, resulting in a stronger voice, empowered clients, and increased ethical investments in the financial sector.
“Co-op members work together to shape industry practices and policies, fostering the widespread adoption of ethical and responsible investments.”
The Annual Report details the positive impact that the co-op creates through engagement with companies and fund managers, while also highlighting the Leaf Ratings developed by the Co-op.
The ratings provide an accessible source of information for the public, advisers and fund managers about how well Co-op members perceive ethical, sustainable and responsibly labelled funds live up to their promises.
Click here to view the Annual Report.
ABOUT THE ETHICAL ADVISERS’ CO-OPERATIVE
The Ethical Advisers' Co-operative Ltd (EAC) is a member-operated organisation created to help communicate the intention and benefits behind ethical investment.
The EAC aims to help investors understand ethical investment and to help investors find a specialist ethical investment adviser to help plan for retirement, manage their superannuation or investment portfolio.