Ethical Enterprise Award 2015 Finalists
Winner of the Ethical Enterprise Award 2015
– Hamlin Fitsula Ethiopia –
2nd prize Winner of the Ethical Enteprise Award 2015
– The Social Studio –
Eleven finalists for the 2015 Ethical Enterprise Award have been announced, recognised for its innovative and ethical practices that deliver positive social and economic impact. We like to congratulates all the finalists for the significant contribution to society.
Download Media Release
2015 Ethical Enterprise Finalists
Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia
We sell ethically made gifts from Africa through our shop and online store. The proceeds help Dr Catherine Hamlin and her team, providing free treatment for Ethiopian women with devastating childbirth injuries.
Etiko P/L is the pioneering fairtrade focused company which introduced ethically produced, eco-friendly fashion, footwear and sportsgear onto the Australia market via its two brands Etiko and Jinta Sport.
In the process it has helped fund community development projects in a number of developing nations as well as health programs in Central Australia and the work of numerous environmental and human right groups.
HERO Condoms is a socially responsible condom company where by for every condom sold in Australia one is donated in a developing country to help stop the spread of HIV/AIDS.
Living Fundraisers is an eco-friendly, activity based fundraising initiative that helps local and overseas communities by working with schools, groups and organisations to raise funds through ethical, healthy, family-friendly fundraising.
As long time activists of environmental, humanitarian and animal welfare issues LUSH is proud to be pioneers of ethical and sustainable business in the cosmetics industry and beyond.
Malaria Mission Teas
Malaria Mission Teas is a social enterprise selling African tea and coffee. 100% of the profits go towards buying insecticide-treated mosquito nets for children in rural villages in Tanzania.
Founded by Kieran Richard in 2005, Natura Pacific is a social enterprise that does charity by doing trade. By taking profits from our environmental consultancy services, delivered in over 8 countries worldwide, we subsidise community outreach and environmental education projects, reaching over 227,000 people in the past 10 years.
Pollinate Energy is a social business that improves the lives of India’s urban poor. We do this by training local entrepreneurs to provide life-changing and affordable products to people living in urban slum communities. With a focus on sustainable solutions, such as portable solar lights and improved cookstoves, people are able to reduce indoor smoke, have better quality light, use less fuel and save money.
Reho Travel is an established and highly respected Travel Management Company that supports our clients to manage all elements of their travel in an efficient, cost effective and ethical manner.
The Possibility Project
The Possibility Project are Kath and Kim – social entrepreneurs, proponents of the possibility mindset, mental wellness practitioners, and designers of the ethical label slumwear108 – all inspired by their team at Ladli vocational training centre in Jaipur, India.
The Social Studio
The Social Studio is a Social enterprise based in Collingwood, including a retail space, cafe, printing studio, manufacturing team, catering business and TAFE school, that aims to use fashion and creativity as a vehicle for providing education and employment pathways to talented individuals from migrant/refugee backgrounds. With a focus on environmentally responsible and socially aware business practices, participants are given access to certified training and industry experience across retail, hospitality and manufacturing.
Ethical Enterprise Award Judging Panel
Industry Engagement Manager at Centre for Workplace Leadership. Cora commenced working at the Centre for Workplace Leadership in 2015 and brings over 16 years’ experience in the finance and banking industry. In her role as the Industry Engagement Manager at CWL Cora’s focus is to build mutually productive long-term sustainable partnerships. (more…)
Managing Director at Australian Ethical InvestmentPhil has over 30 years of experience in financial services. He has been at the forefront of many developments in financial markets over that time and is passionate about encouraging new models for business and investment that recognise their stewardship roles in protecting the planet and its inhabitants. (more…)
Susanna Bevilacqua’s career spans over twenty years in the banking industry, most recently working with Bendigo Bank as the Community and Business Development Manager. Her role entails working with local communities in the metropolitan area to empower them to create sustainable income streams to (more…)