Activity Introduction

In this activity you’ll learn how businesses or ‘investments’ come to be determined as ‘ethical’ and build a case study of an ‘ethical’ Australian business.

This is a good activity for kids to complete independently.

Ideal for: Lower Secondary

Themes:

  • think and connect

Time required: 40 minutes

Curriculum connections: Business and Economics, Personal and Social Capability, Ethical Understanding, Sustainability

Lesson & Curriculum Details

Curriculum codes: 

Complete lesson for classroom teachers:

Ethical Investing Infomercial – Year 7 & 8

Resources Required

 

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Worksheets

Student Worksheet

Ethical Investing - Activity Instructions

In this activity you’ll learn how businesses or ‘investments’ come to be determined as ‘ethical’ and build a case study of an ‘ethical’ Australian business.

Read through the Ethical Investment factsheet and watch the following clip:

Ethical Investing - Why it Works (https://youtu.be/52-kOJWNSGs)

In your own words, describe ethical investment: 

Explain why you think ethical investment does or doesn't work: 

Case Study

Step 1. Visit the Australian Ethical ‘Companies we invest in’ web page. Choose a sector (e.g. education, food production, transport) that you are most interested in and then choose one company from that list to research.

Step 2. Once you have chosen your company to research, visit their website to learn a little bit about them, then find three news articles linking the company to ethical practices or programs. 

For example, if you chose ‘financial services’, you might find ‘Bendigo & Adelaide Bank Ltd’. You could go

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