Ethical Enterprise Award 2018

EEA 2018 group

Ethical Enterprise Award Highlights

Winners & Finalists for 2018

Human and Hope Association

Human and Hope Association • FINALIST 2018

Human and Hope Association is a locally run community centre in Siem Reap, Cambodia that provides education, vocational training and community development programs. Their handicrafts are made by sewing graduates and generate a sustainable form of income for their programs.


i=Change • 2nd PRIZE 2018

i=Change makes it simple for online retailers to give back to best-practice women and girls’ development projects, and turns their brand purpose into a meaningful customer experience with every purchase.


Eden • FINALIST 2018

Eden is a not-for-profit organisation that works to restore freedom to victims of human trafficking & sexual exploitation throughout Asia. Through our international jewellery business, victims are not only provided with trauma counselling, medical care and safe housing, they are also economically empowered through career and skills training. Eden Australia exists solely to support the work of Eden throughout Asia.

Kokonut Pacific

Kokonut Pacific • WINNER 2018

In 1994 Kokonut Pacific designed a radically innovative virgin coconut oil production process which empowers remote tropical coastal villages by enhancing their financial returns from the remarkably sustainable coconut resource.

solar buddy

SolarBuddy • FINALIST 2018

SolarBuddy is a registered charity dedicated to educating students about energy poverty, global citizenship and renewable energy. As part of the program participants assemble solar lights and donate them to children living without access to electricity helping them to continue studying after dusk.

SisterWorks EEA Finalist

SisterWorks • FINALIST 2018

SisterWorks is a not-for-profit Social Enterprise that exists to help women migrants, asylum seekers and refugees become financially independent and happily settled in Australia. 50-75% profit goes back to The Entrepreneurs.


Good2Go • FINALIST 2018

Good 2 Go is a social enterprise café powered by Youth Projects offering real work experience to youth facing barriers to employment, giving an opportunity to learn key employability skills and self-confidence alongside industry experts.

eea 2018 finalist vopo projects

VOPO • 3rd PRIZE 2018

VOPO is an organisation with a mission to safeguard Earth’s remaining wilderness and empower remote underserved communities by funding sustainable micro-economies and critical waste systems.

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 now closed


Ethical Enterprise Award Process and Eligibility Criteria

eea key dates 2018

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 closed

Applications opened on the 1st July 2018 and closed on the 9th September 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

University of Melbourne

Ben Neville is Coordinator, Leadership for Social Impact @ the Centre for Workplace Leadership

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 Cosmetics Australasia

Peta Granger, Director LUSH Cosmetics Australasia (Australia & New Zealand)
Peta first joined Lush 16 years ago as a sales assistant in Dublin and later joined International Support, traveling to over 35 countries helping build Lush businesses globally.

After 10 years in Europe she headed home to Melbourne taking up Directorship of Australia and New Zealand leading the business to record breaking sales and winning Australian Retailer of the Year in 2015 and Australian Business Award for Environmental Sustainability in 2014 and 2015.

In more recent years, Peta has lead Lush’s campaigning strategy, focusing on people seeking asylum, LGBT rights, transparent supply chains and challenging traditional beauty marketing. She is passionate about ethical business practices, empowering staff and using the business to become a force for social change.

EEC 2018 PANEL TOPIC: Impact Inside Out

Bring together three people from diverse backgrounds and working in very different industry to talk about how they went about finding purpose in their life and work, how these values are also values that they use in the business.

Susanna Bevilacqua

Moral Fairground

Founder/Director Moral Fairground, Creator of Ethical Enterprise Conference

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

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

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