Ethical Super Investment

Help save the planet and your pocket

Invest ethically with our Sustainable Growth option

 

What you do with your super can have an impact on your financial future, and the future of the planet. At Rest, we offer an investment that doesn't cost the planet or your pocket, and it's called Sustainable Growth.

Ethical super at Rest means we invest in companies that make a positive contribution to the environment and society such as renewable energy and exclude those that may be harmful like fossil fuels.

Rest’s Sustainable Growth option has no exposure to fossil fuel companies*.

*Please refer to the Investment Guide for more details.

An investment choice that doesn't cost the planet

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Please refer to the Investment Guide for more details.

Up to 39%* lower fees compared with the average ethical super option 

Our Sustainable Growth option has 38%* lower fees  compared with the average ethical super option. Our Sustainable Growth option has 38%* lower fees  compared with the average ethical super option.
 *SuperRatings Sustainable Survey fee comparison as at 31 December 2021. Fees are for a $50,000 member account balance, including fixed dollar and percentage-based administration fees, investment fees and indirect cost ratios (ICRs). All fees used in this comparison are based on the sustainable balanced options from the funds’ publicly available Product Disclosure Statements. Contribution fees, entry fees, exit fees, additional adviser fees or any other fees are excluded from this comparison. SuperRatings does not issue, sell, guarantee or underwrite this product. Go to www.superratings.com.au for ratings criteria. Ratings, awards or investment returns are only one factor that you should consider when deciding how to invest your super. The option is mostly growth assets, which aim for higher returns in the long run but can mean a greater level of risk.

Learn more about our Sustainable Growth investment option

Join or switch to Rest's Sustainable Growth investment option

For new members: Once you have joined Rest and made your first super contribution, you will be able to switch to the Sustainable Growth investment option

How Rest is contributing to a sustainable future

WA Collgar Wind Farm
100% Rest Owned

In the 2021 financial year, Collgar generated nearly 20% of WA’s renewable energy. 

We're a Responsible Investment Leader

We were recognised as a leading responsible investment super fund by the Responsible Investment Association Australia (RIAA).

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an ethical super investment?


Ethical super at Rest means we invest in companies that make a positive contribution to the environment and society such as renewable energy and exclude those that may be harmful like fossil fuels.

Rest's ethical super investment option is Sustainable Growth.

Why does Rest have an ethical investment option?


Our members told us they wanted an ethical and sustainable option through a survey issued to around 650,000 Rest members in December 2020.

By engaging with our members, we gave them an active role in shaping the name of the option, as well as the types of assets that would be included and excluded.

The key findings of our member research included:

  • 77 per cent of respondents expressed interest in Rest developing an ethical investment option
  • Sustainable Growth was the preferred name of the option
  • Key negative exclusions included companies involved in environmental damage, unethical supply chains and animal cruelty
  • Key positive inclusions were to have exposures to companies involved in clean energy, energy efficiency and climate action

These findings helped determine the assessment criteria for viable investments for this option.

Please read our Sustainability, Responsible Investment and Climate Change Supplement to our 2020/21 Annual Report

What is Rest’s approach to responsible investing?


Rest has investment beliefs that guide and shape how we manage our members' retirement savings. One of these is 'Responsible investment adds value'.

As a long-term global investor, Rest considers and integrates ESG factors to reduce risks, improve returns and maximise investment opportunities.

For detailed information on our approach to responsible investment, click here

How do I choose or switch to the Sustainable Growth investment option?


If you’ve decided to change your investment option and Sustainable Growth is right for you, will also need to decide if you want to switch:

  • your current account balance only
  • the way future transactions are applied, or
  • both

You can switch your investment option:

  • Via the Rest app: Go to My Investments in the Menu and select Manage investments
  • Online: Log into MemberAccess - go to Investment and select Change investments
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For new members

Once you have joined Rest and made your first super contribution, you will be able to switch to the Sustainable Growth investment option

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