ETHICAL BUSINESSES

It is a foundational belief of the firm to utilise all that we can, to create a more just and sustainable world. More than just utilising the services of Benevolence Financial Group and seeking ethical loans, there are many sustainable practices involved in home ownership.

If you are one of our clients or are just interested in making a positive impact by the goods and services you consume, we encourage you to look into the following businesses. This is by no means an exhaustive list, just just some examples to think about the impact you can have by making everyday decisions.

UTILITIES

All of our customer’s energy usage is certified 100% carbon neutral – at no additional fee. We’re also proudly owned by one of Australasia’s largest 100% renewable energy generators, Meridian Energy”. Meridian owns two wind farms with contracts from solar and wind farms while planning to acquire several hydro power plants in NSW.


Diamond Energy is a ‘beyond carbon neutral’ energy retailer that utilises renewable energies. The company owns biogas power plants and has over a thousand rooftop solar installations.

A 100% carbon neutral provider with a commitment to local charities and communities, partnering with Australian organisations to invest half its profits in sustainable projects.

Community owned retailer utilising renewable energy that is locally generated, stored and distributed. Sources energy from customer rooftops and partnered with Diamond Energy. The company commits 50% of profits to community based projects.

Your purchase supports Australian renewables, reduces your emissions and contributes to a healthy future.

Access cheap wholesale energy prices and boost the renewable energy revolution. Our goal at Amber is to help customers save money while powering the transition to renewable energy. The Amber model is a cheaper way to buy power and the fastest way for Australia to reach 100% renewable energy.

INSURANCE

QBE is a sustainable insurance company and also Finder’s Green Insurer of the Year 2021 award winner. The company is sourcing more than 60% of their energy from renewable sources.


Australia’s first carbon neutral health fund currently purchasing carbon offsets and focused on reducing fossil fuel emissions, improving public health and environmental degradation.


Committed to mitigating and managing environmental impact and supporting disaster resilience and response.

FINANCIAL ADVISORS

Managed funds that have a focus on investing in ethical, sustainable, well managed companies in growing sectors.

The RIAA promotes responsible and sustainable investing throughout Australia and the world. The company’s investment strategy is committed to ‘achieving a healthy society, environment and economy.

An ethical, environmental and sustainable approach to investment advice. “By integrating the social, environmental and financial aspects of an investment, we believe that a more sustainable investment return is possible”.

Australian Impact Investments is a specialist consulting firm that provides advice to clients seeking to mobilise capital to create positive environmental and social impact alongside financial value.


A private investment and advisory firm that advocates the potential positive impact of investments. “We believe that aiming for systemic change is our path to meaningful environmental and social impact”.

TELECOMM


Australia’s first carbon neutral provider. The company have offset their emissions by investing in Australian renewable energy projects such as Murra Warra Wind Farm in Victoria and Emerald Solar Park in Queensland.

Committed to bringing internet to low income families. The company is involved in many community projects such as equal access to education, employment opportunities, social inclusion, and improved digital literacy.

A carbon neutral firm that invests in environmentally sustainable projects. With a single phone plane, Felix utilises 100% renewable energy while pledging to plant a tree per customer per month.

REAL ESTATE AGENTS


Provides services that promote sustainable living through protecting, conserving and promoting environmental property.

“100 percent of our profits are used to provide secure and permanent homes for women and children facing homelessness.”

Property management services where all profits go toward a local not-for-profit community housing provider Pacific Link Housing.

A social Enterprise of Bridging Housing Ltd, where property management services are offered with profits going toward community housing.

Elevate Residential provides exceptional property management and sales services to property owners and investors in the Brisbane residential market. Our experienced, fully licensed agents are firmly focused on getting the very best market outcomes for our property owners, every time. Elevate is a “profit for purpose” real estate business. This means we pass 100% of profits onto our partner, Brisbane Housing Company (BHC). BHC is a charity that exists to provide affordable housing for people in need across Brisbane, supporting them to achieve their potential in life.

SOLICITORS/CONVEYANCERS


An Australian firm the is committed to managing environmental impact, responding to climate change and supporting local communities through pro-bono work and community programs.


A firm operating across Australia providing comprehensive legal services. Recognising the importance of their responsibility to the environment and the community, Craddock Murray Neumann is committed to achieving environmental and social sustainability. Through pro-bono work and charity events, the firm seeks to improve and expand on its socially responsible commitments.

CONSTRUCTION/ARCHITECTS


Nightingale Housing is a not-for-profit organisation that provides apartments that are socially, financially and environmentally sustainable. Nightingale Housing provides housing at-cost, so we are motivated to create homes for people, not profit. New residents sign a caveat agreeing to pass on this saving to future owners.


A carbon neutral construction company dedicated to reducing waste and building better performing homes. An honouree for Certified B Corporations ‘Best for Environment 2021’ list.


Mihaven is a social enterprise business operating in Cairns, Queensland specialising in property development, construction and industry based training. MiHaven is dedicated to building a socially sustainable future for a widely diverse range of communities in the far north Queensland region.


An architectural firm driven to deliver a positive impact on clients and communities through sustainable designs and practices.

ACCOUNTANTS


A small accounting firm with grand ambitions. RJS creates a positive client experience that creates a positive global impact. Partnering in the global giving initiative known as Buy1Give1, RJS supports a charitable project through every client they assist.


A certified B corporation that offers a variety of services including: accounting, taxation, business and wealth management advice, insurance, and finance and investment management. Kelly+Partners helps clients reach their goals and supports communities through local economic development.

SOLAR

A dedicated team offering solar power products to help accelerate decarbonisation. Their goal is to help 1 million Aussie homeowners install and manage clean energy assets by the year 2030.


Rated the best solar provider two years in a row, the company aims to reduce carbon emissions and costs through sustainable solar energy systems.


With over 65,000 installations, SolarGain is committed to providing environmentally friendly and cost effective energy systems across the country.

Australia’s biggest energy provider also offers solar products. Catering to individual customer requirements Origin provides sustainable systems at competitive rates.

SUPERANNUATION


The RIAA promotes responsible and sustainable investing throughout Australia and the world. The company’s investment strategy is committed to ‘achieving a healthy society, environment and economy’.


Managed funds that have a focus on investing in ethical, sustainable, well managed companies in growing sectors.


A member first super fund that doesn’t pay dividends, but rather only benefits members.

An environmental superfund focused on sustainable and innovative climate investments. The fund has a balanced index, balanced impact and the highest climate solutions target allocation.

Verve’s Australia’s first ethical super fund tailored for women, by women. Financial and career coaching, community events, and our education platform the Verve Academy provide our members with the tools they need to build financial foundations for life, while we advocate for a fairer retirement system.

ARTISANAL/HANDCRAFTED


Little Known Makers has a vision to fill homes with sustainably crafted collections that honour both the hands that made, and the land that gave. Team can personally curate authentic pieces hand-crafted by artisans from across the globe, one of a kind pieces, designed to last a lifetime and add richness to a considered home.


At Kayu&Co., Kayu stands for wood and Co. stands for community, we believe in community and social impact. Our goal is to uplift the remote artisans’ community who are handcrafting natural products as means to preserve their culture and nature. However, they cannot sustain their livelihood by only selling locally in their villages. Thus, our mission is to let the world appreciate and purchase these beautiful artisanal products from remote areas of the globe.

SAVINGS/COMMERCIAL BANKS


A fast growing digital bank focused on investing in ethical and sustainable industries. Through transparency and competitive rate, 86 400 is committed to socially responsible practices.


Firstmac greatly supports environmentally sustainable practices and giving back to the community. Firstmac is a major supporter of the Steve Waugh Foundation supporting children with rare diseases.


A customer owned bank fully committed to investing in ethical and sustainable projects. The bank is carbon neutral with commitments in renewable energy, environment conservation, and Aboriginal services.

Recognised by the Responsible Investment Association of Australasia, Teachers Mutual Bank offers socially responsible products that have a positive impact.

The Green Term Deposit offered by UBank invests in environmentally sustainable projects, including wind and solar energy, and low carbon transport and buildings.

PROPERTY MAINTENANCE


ReNew is a social enterprise on a mission to connect at-risk young people with hands-on, entry level employment opportunities for organisations who want to create deeper value with their purchasing power.

CONSUMER GOODS


IKEA is committed to sustainable practices offering a range of products that are affordable, recyclable, and have an energy-effective product design.


A social enterprise with a goal to end extreme poverty, that offers a number of consumer goods. Thankyou has already raised over $17 million AUD, partnering with a number of charities committed to this sustainable future.


Spare Harvest is a movement of like-minded people who relish and practice the value of living more sustainably. That can be anything like connecting together to source eggs from the backyard down the road, buy vegies from the next suburb or sharing gardening equipment with neighbours. What us at Spare Harvest, and our community, have in common, is our passion to reduce the world’s consumerism and wastage by connecting together. Whether it’s to share, swap, sell, and source food and garden items which are spare, we can all do it easily using Spare Harvest.

Mettle Women Inc. (Mettle) is a national gift delivery service employing women who are experiencing homelessness due to domestic and family violence. We equip survivors of domestic and family violence with the skills, confidence, and financial security required to secure and maintain employment and in turn, safe and stable housing.

We’re activating dormant goods as a way to make purposeful profit that creates a positive impact on people and the planet.We maximise the value of goods already in the economy through the principles of reuse, renew repurpose, recycle, and re-commerce.

FASHION


A online clothing boutique that is dedicated to bettering the world. Partnered with Buy1Give1, Kobomo makes a contribution for someone in need for every item purchased.


A sock store with power and purpose in every purchase. Conscious step is committed to lasting social and environmental change. Every step we take in our production process supports farms and factories with fair wages, safe facilities, and sustainable materials.


We bring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artwork to the world through the medium of clothing and collectibles. Ngali translates to ‘we’ or ‘us’ in a number of Australian Aboriginal languages. And through Ngali, we’re creating the ‘us’ we’d like to see: a harmonious, sustainable and equitable union of people with Country and each other.

We are a business with purpose. We are proudly Ghanaian made. And we believe in the transformative impact of economically empowered women. We also make kick-ass clothing in mind blowing prints.

Etiko is an apparel, footwear and sports ball business that has had the respect and promotion of human rights at the centre of its mission since its foundation in 2005. Etiko’s products have supported the human and labour rights of cotton growers, rubber tappers, workers in apparel, sports ball and shoe production, and their families. We pay premiums to all of our employees to ensure they get proper living wages.

Allthingsfi was born to create sustainable impacts on local community and society through the ethical supply of lifestyle clothing for women, by women. Not only do we provide good quality women’s clothing online internationally (without charging the earth) but we create and build effective + emotive campaigns to generate support for women entrepreneurs and their families struggling in less fortunate locations around the world.