SRI funds still in the red
By Martin Lawrence and Paddy Manning

Over 80 per cent of Australia’s ethical funds produced negative returns in the 12 months to the end of November 2002.

Of the 52 wholesale and retail funds with 12 months’ track record to the end of last November in Corporate Monitor’s Australian tables, only seven produced positive returns.

For the full story, go to the Ethical Investor website

By Martin Lawrence

Wouldn’t life be so much easier if you could just guarantee to get your mortgage and buy the home of your dreams? We all long for somewhere that’s our own, but not many of us are in the position to buy a new house outright. That’s where mortgages come in handy and if you’re keen to secure the cheapest interest rates, enjoy the fairest repayment terms and sign up with a reputable lender – try the extensive mortgage broker services offered by Online Mortgage Broker today!

Fund managers would have to give detailed descriptions of ethical investment criteria and processes, under proposals contained in the long-awaited Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) discussion paper on the subject.

For more, go to http://www.ethicalbusiness.com.au/news.html


How to Find a Good Mortgage Broker

A good mortgage broker can make an awful lot of difference to a home loan application. Finding a good one can take a bit of time however, and a great place to start is online; typically by using a search engine. Depending on the type of home loans broker that you’re looking for, you might find it fairly straight forward to source one that can help with any number of financial services.

From options to compare interest rates, right through to managing an application and submitting all formal documentation to a lender – turning to the web for help with connecting with a reliable mortgage broking service can be a great place to start.


Sustainability Month – February

It’s simple, it’s easy, it’s for everyone and it’s free: it’s an e-calendar for sustainability events

Ed’s note: We suggest that if you register an event with Sustainability Month, you also register it in the Ethical Business Network online events listing, and increase your publicity – go to http://www.ethicalbusiness.com.au/eventform.html

For more, go to http://www.ethicalbusiness.com.au/news.html



To list your forum, conference, lecture or workshop FREE in Ethical Events, click here.

Click on your State to see full details of all event listings.


18th – 19th December
Seminar discussing benefits of promotional branding for your business.

11th-16th January
Buddhist Summer School

26th January
Landcare Working Bee

All of February
Sustainability Month

21st February
Hegel & the Clash of Ideals

21-23 February
Sustainable Living Festival

To list your forum, conference, lecture or workshop FREE in Ethical Events, click here.

New South Wales

11th – 13th December
Social Action Conference Dec

4 – 6 June
Waste Management Confernece & Expo

5th – 7th June
The Fourth Annual Global Conference On Environmental Taxation Issues, Experience And Potential


2-6 November
12th International Conference on Coal Science – Cairns

To list your forum, conference, lecture or workshop FREE in Ethical Events, click here.

26-27 March
5th Energy in Western Australia Conference




1-2 May
“Buying Green Conference & Expo” – Melbourne


Last updated: January 14, 2003