Our values

Ethical Property Australia and the Ethical Property Commercial Fund are part of an international family of organisations.
Founded in the UK in 1998, the Ethical Property family has grown from two people with a vision to family of six companies and one charity, operating in four countries and employing over 100 people.
Built around strong management, values, transparency and a firm conviction that it is possible to make money whilst doing good, we have worked hard to ensure that our values remain as strong today as they were in 1998.
Ethical Property Australia is proud to be a Certified B Corporation®. B Corporations are leaders of the global movement of people using business as a force for good™. B Corporations meet the highest standards of verified overall and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability, and aspire to use the power of business to solve social and  environmental problems.

Through the provision of property we support organisations that are striving to create a more equal and just society.

We believe in encouraging sustainable behaviour, and building both physical and social structures that lead to a sustainable lifestyle with a positive environmental impact, that use only our fair share of the planet’s resources.

Every decision we make will take account of financial, environmental and social impacts.

We believe that the world’s problems are better solved by people working together rather than alone.

We will implement a process of continual learning, with regular evaluations of our services and practices to ensure we constantly evolve the way we do business with the aim of ensuring best practice.

Ethical Property Australia - our history

Ethical Property Australia was founded in 2013 as a partnership between Melbourne-based donkey wheel Trust and UK-based The Ethical Property Company.

Founding CEO, Peter Allen, was formerly Property Director at Ethical Property in the UK where he worked for over 10 years.

Based in Melbourne, EP Australia started by taking on the management of donkey wheel house, which had been purchased by the Trust in 2009 and progressively refurbished and let to social enterprises and not-for-profits.

In 2015 we set up the EP Commercial Fund, which now owns donkey wheel house and Endeavour House in Canberra. The Fund will be raising additional capital in 2017 and we will be establishing more  centres to support not-for-profits, campaigning organisations, social enterprises and charities over the next few years. Contact us to be involved!

Ethical Property Commercial Fund

The Ethical Property Commercial Fund is a unit trust established in 2015. It provides a vehicle for sophisticated investors wishing to participate in Ethical Property’s continued growth in Australia, supporting our mission to become the workspace provider of choice for social change organisations.

Property owned by the Fund is currently valued at over $26m, and we expect this to grow to at least $50m over the next 24 months.

Annual Report 2016

We raise social impact investment to purchase and refurbish properties delivering a solid financial, social and environmental return.


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