Ethical Enterprise Award 2018

Nominations for national Ethical Enterprise Award 2018 NOW OPEN

Winners of the Ethical Enterprise Award 2017

Past Winners of the Ethical Enterprise Award 2013 – 2017



YGAP is an International Development not-for-profit with an innovative approach to poverty alleviation. We back impact entrepreneurs with solutions to local problems in some of the world’s toughest communities.

Pollinate Energy

Pollinate Energy • WINNER 2016

Pollinate Energy is an Australian enterprise founded in 2012 with a mission to bring solar light to people living in India’s slums. Today, we have a viable and scalable business model, demonstrable impact, and exciting plans to scale our impact across 20 cities.

Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia Wins 2015 Ethical Enterprise Award

Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia • WINNER 2015

An Australian charity dedicated to providing free treatment for Ethiopian women with devastating childbirth injuries. Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia employs ethical practices to source and sell all their products. Not only does this assist women in medical need but fair-trade also has a flow-on effect in the African community.

eea 2014 winner seven women

Seven Women • WINNER 2014

Stephanie Woollard began Seven Women at 22 after meeting seven disabled women working in a tin shed in Kathmandu. These seven women were struggling to make a living in the face of harsh discrimination. With her last $200, Steph paid for trainers to teach the women how to produce products for sale locally and abroad – and Seven Women was born.

eea 2013 winner Western Desert Nganampa Walytja Palyantjaku Tjutaku (WDNWPT) Aboriginal Corporation

Western Desert Nganampa Walytja Palyantjaku Tjutaku (WDNWPT) Aboriginal Corporation • WINNER 2013

A not for profit, non government, Indigenous governed Community controlled health organisation that supports over 20 remote communities with dialysis, social support services and social enterprise in the Central Australian region.

Ethical Enterprise Award 2018

The Ethical Enterprise Award 2018 recognises the most inspirational ethical enterprise in Australia – a business or organisation that has achieved the most positive social and economic impact in a local or overseas community through their innovative and ethical trade practices.

Winners will be announced on the evening of the 25th of October 2018 at the Ethical Enterprise Award Dinner.

Are you an ethical enterprise that is over 24 months old?
Does your enterprise improve the social and economic conditions of an overseas or local community?

If you ticked both of the above, we would like to hear from you!

Are you a start up Ethical Enterprise? Check out the Early Ethical Enterprise Entrepreneur Pitch Competition 2018

Benefits to Finalists for the Award?

1 Gain recognition for your contribution to this developing sector.

2 Have access to fantastic networking opportunities.

3 Gain publicity and media exposure to promote your business or enterprise.

4 Be provided with development and promotional opportunities.

5 Gain a marketing edge and recognition through the use of the official EEA logo on all your marketing collateral.

6 Receive complimentary exhibitor space at Australia’s largest fair trade and ethical festival, Fair@Square held in April 2019.

7 All finalists will receive 2 free tickets to the Ethical Enterprise Award Dinner in Melbourne.

8 All finalists will receive 2 free tickets to the Ethical Enterprise Conference in Melbourne.

9 Receive amazing prizes:

•  Winner will receive a fantastic cash prize of $10,000 courtesy of Australian Ethical.
•  2nd Prize winner will receive a cash prize of $7,000 courtesy of Lush Australia.
•  3rd Prize winner will receive a ticket to the Trusted Negotiator Bootcamp ($2,497 +GST), PLUS 6 one-on-one Coaching Sessions (RRP $3,497 + GST) to help them unlock value and build trust with their key stakeholders (suppliers, clients, partners etc). Total Value $6,000.

EEA 2018

Applications close on the 3rd of September 2018


Ethical Enterprise Award Process and Eligibility Criteria

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Before applying

Download this pdf for the EEA Application Process 2018 before you proceed to applying for the award.

EEA Application Process 2018 PDF

Award applications are now open

Applications open on the 1st July 2018 and close on the 3rd September 2018

EEA Application 2018

Terms and conditions

Please read our Ethical Enterprise Award Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions

Judging Selection and Process

  • The judging panel will include representative from Moral Fairground, business leaders and experts.
  • After your application is received, you will be sent a confirmation email that outlines the judging and selection process so that you know what to expect.
  • All applications are then considered and a number of applications will be shortlisted. All applicants will be sent an email advising them on whether or not their application has been successful in being shortlisted for the Ethical Enterprise Award.
  • Finally, the judging panel will assess the shortlisted applicants and choose the winner of the Ethical Enterprise Award. If your enterprise is shortlisted, your representatives will be invited to attend the presentation ceremony where the winner of the Ethical Enterprise Award will be announced.

Announcing the Winner!

The winning enterprise will be:

  • Announced at a ceremony on the 25th of October 2018
  • Promoted on our Moral Fairground Website.
  • Published in the Moral Fairground Fair Newsletter in November 2018
  • Promoted on the Australian Ethical Investment Website.
  • Announced to public via media release.


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Meet Your Judging Panel

Ben Neville

Asia Pacific Social Impact Centre

Ben Neville is Director of the Asia Pacific Social Impact Centre.

He is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Management & Marketing, Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Melbourne. (more…)

Allyson Lowbridge

Australian Ethical Investment

Chief Customer Officer of Australian Ethical Investment

Allyson is the Chief Customer Officer of Australian Ethical Investment, Australia’s leading ethical superannuation fund and investment manager with over $2.6bn in funds under management. (more…)

Peta Granger

Lush Australia

Director Lush Australia

Peta first joined LUSH 17 years ago as a sales assistant in Dublin and later joined International Development traveling to over 35 countries helping build LUSH businesses globally.  (more…)

Susanna Bevilacqua

Moral Fairground

Director Moral Fairground

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. (more…)


Sponsors and Community Partners

We would like to acknowledge the following for their contribution to the Ethical Enterprise Award, Early Ethical Entrepreneur Pitch Competition and Ethical Enterprise Conference.


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Australian Ethical
LUSH fresh handmade cosmetics
University of Melbourne
Trusted Negotiator Masterclass

Community Partners and Collaborators

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The Difference Incubator TDi
The Business 3000+ Awards

Transitions Film Festival
Conscious Capitalism

HiB - Humanity in Business

Start Some Good - your ally in creating change


Major Media Partner

Peppermint Magazine

Media Partner

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