Looking to invest your
savings responsibly?

RIAA Certification helps you find a better option.


RIAA’s Responsible Investment Certification Program is aimed at helping the investors of all kinds navigate towards investment options and financial advice that better match their investment beliefs and personal values.

The Responsible Investment Certification Program and symbol helps consumers navigate towards investment options and financial advisers that better meet their own investment desires and values.

Developed in 2005 as a response to the growing demand for responsible and ethical investments, the Responsible Investment Certification Program provides investors with standardised and consistent information allowing them to compare and contrast the investment options that have been assessed and verified as responsible.


The Responsible Investment Certification Program allows investors to access detailed information about how each investment product or financial adviser takes into account ESG and ethical issues in the investment process.


RIAA’s Certification Symbol Trade Mark (the Symbol) provides consumers and industry alike with a quality mark of Australia and New Zealand’s standard for responsible investing products and advice. The Symbol signifies that:


  •  The Financial Adviser has committed to offering responsible and ethical advice to all their clients, is experienced in offering specialist advice, and has responsible investment products on their approved product list.


  • The Investment Product has implemented a detailed responsible investment process for all investment decisions, clearly discloses what that process is, has been audited by an external party to verify the investment process, and has met the strict disclosure requirements of the program.


When you see the Certification Symbol you know that an investment product or adviser has met standardised criteria for inclusion in the program, helping you to find the investment options that are right for you.

Start your search for responsible and ethical investments now.



Are you a financial adviser advising clients on ethical investments and want  your credentials to stand out from the crowd?


Do you have a responsible or ethical investment product that you would like investors to find more easily?


Find out the requirements and what is involved in becoming Certified.

Important information about the Responsible Investment Certification Program:

The Responsible Investment Certification Program is not designed for the purpose of providing personal financial product or investment advice. The Certification Program is designed to provide information solely on the responsible and ethical investment strategies that apply to each of the Certified investment products for information only.

The information provided by the Certification Program is not a recommendation to invest in any investment products. It does not take into account your particular investment objectives, financial situation or investment needs all of which should be considered prior to making an investment decision. You should seek professional financial advice before making any investment decision.



Have a concern about the Program?

Of greatest importance to the viability and ultimate success of the Program is the maintenance of its credibility and its value to investing consumers. We therefore invite and welcome our stakeholders submitting to us their feedback and concerns about any issues related to the Program. Click here to read the Program’s Concerns and Grievance Statement.

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