Ethical Investing 101 Course

Rask’s ethical investing 101 online course is fun and easy. Learn to invest ethically in Australia across ASX shares, ethical superannuation, ETFs and managed funds.

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This course is created and written by Owen Raszkiewicz from Rask Australia, with edits from Max Wagner. Videos and accompanying material are produced by the Rask Australia design and editing team, led by Sophie Ymer. 

What you will learn:

By completing Rask’s Ethical Investing course, you will be able to:

  • Determine what ethical investing is (and isn’t) — so you’re not supporting something you wouldn’t want to be
  • Use your money to support good companies and initiatives — whether you have $500 or $5 million
  • Know the difference between ethical investing (more positive) and socially responsible (less bad) investing, as well as impact investing
  • Why many of the ETFs or managed funds that say they are ‘ethical’ really aren’t ethical (hint: many are designed only to earn fees for financial institutions)
  • That investing in shares of companies with high ESG standards can lead to better performance
  • Start an investment strategy you can follow rain, hail or climate change

You will discover:

  • How to invest ethically in shares, ETFs or managed funds
  • Tens of trillions of dollars is already invested in ESG investments
  • What it means to invest ethically and support things that align with your personal values, and
  • How to analyse ETFs, fund managers and companies from an ESG perspective

Level & prerequisites:

This is a beginner course but we will assume some investing basics. Please feel free to take one of our free share market investing courses, available on the All Courses page. 

However, if you know the basics of…

  • What the share market is (a place to sell shares / slices of businesses)
  • What Super is and does (an investment account you can’t cash-in until 65+)
  • How to buy shares in Australia (via your online brokerage account) 

… if you know that stuff, you’re all set for this course — you’ll love learning how to invest ethically.

Course outcomes:

At the end of this course, you will know what to look for before you start trying to invest ethically, how to keep tabs on your investments (to make sure they’re doing the right thing) and how to save money by avoiding marketing gimmicks and tricks for ETFs and managed funds. 

14 reviews for Ethical Investing 101 Course

  1. 5 out of 5

    Emily Long (verified owner)

    Great foundation for thinking about how to invest with a conscience.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Lewis Kranitis (verified owner)

    Perfect introduction into thinking about ethical investing and provided many useful links and avenues to pursue further learning!

  3. 5 out of 5

    slthoo (verified owner)

    Easy to understand & engaging. Particularly liked the links to various resources & pleased I don’t have to become Vegan to have a social impact!

  4. 5 out of 5

    exodia (verified owner)

    I learned so much doing this course. Everyone wants to live sustainably, but we don’t know what steps we need to take. This was an eye opener for me, in that I can work within the system for maximum impact. Great course!

  5. 5 out of 5

    JFRiley (verified owner)

    Thanks Owen! Such great detail and presentation. Hard to believe we can have access to such high quality educational material for free. Hopefully communities like the one you are creating with Rask can really make a difference to the world via our investing decisions.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Mic Tif (verified owner)

    Excellent introduction to this topic – well done Owen and the Rask Team.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Cat Freckelton (verified owner)

    A great course Owen, it has given me a sound foundation on which to build my choices. I especially found the links beneficial.

  8. 5 out of 5

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  9. 5 out of 5

    alexb411 (verified owner)

    Great course. Learning valuable information on all of the Rask Education courses!

  10. 5 out of 5

    michael clark567 (verified owner)

    Great course learned so much and lots of resources to make sure you have all the tools to make a choice that your are comfortable with when it come to investing
    Thanks for everything you do Rask

  11. 5 out of 5

    helen k (verified owner)

    A wonderful course with lots of resources and ideas about how to learn more about the companies we might want to invest in. Thank you.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Bianca Spence (verified owner)

    Another great course! Great resources and has given me a lot to think about… really happy that I took the time to do this course before making any investment choices.

    • Tahlia Zanjani

      Thanks for your review! I love that this course has sparked additional thought into your future investments – it’s what it is all about. – Tahlia

  13. 5 out of 5

    Saska Scoon (verified owner)

    Thank you for providing this course (and all your free courses actually!). I really value the environment and social issues, so loved that you created this course. I’m still a beginner investor, but hope to get more involved in building a portfolio which allows ethics and profitable returns to coexist. If everyone could use their investments to back companies that do good, what wonderful changes that could make to the world!

  14. 5 out of 5

    Donna Scarparolo (verified owner)

    Very helpful course. Will definitely put this into practise!

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