Ethical Enterprise Award 2019

Past Winners of the Ethical Enterprise Award 2013 – 2018

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.



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 2019

The Ethical Enterprise Award 2019 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 28th of October 2019 at the Ethical Enterprise Award Dinner which will take place at the Woodard Conference Centre, Level 10 Melbourne Law, Melbourne University (Building 106), 185 Pelham Street, Carlton, Victoria.

Are you an ethical enterprise that has been in operation for over 24 months?
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 2019

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 Automatically noted as a Moral Fairground Member and receive opportunities for further exposure, discounts and invitation to special events and programs.

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:

Pool of prize for winners consist of :

•   Blue Rock will offer the Winner 12 months of monthly board meetings with – Consisting of one 2 hour meeting per month at a value of $2,000 per meeting (or $24,000 in total). The meetings would cover financial, operational, marketing and staffing issues of the business
•  Blue Rock will offer 12 months of other services up to a value of $15,000. Services provided includes accounting, legal, bookkeeping, digital and private wealth
•  Cash prize of $7,000 courtesy of Lush Australia.
•  A ticket to the Trusted Negotiator Bootcamp ($2,497 +GST)
Bespoke business modelling and impact management consulting, valued at $1,000, with Dr Chris Dembek and Dr Jodi York from Leadership for Social Impact @ The Centre for Workplace Leadership, authors of the new and free e-book, Actionable Impact Management. This consulting will (1) review and evaluate business models in use (or planned) with particular attention to assessing and maximising stakeholder value creation and capture, and (2) review or develop theory of change and impact management framework.
• Winner will receive One Year free Canva Pro Licence valued at $167.88

10 1 x open-plan desks for three consecutive months in Australia’s top tech and innovation hub at either YBF Melbourne or YBF Sydney. Prize value is $2,400.

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Ethical Enterprise Award Process and Eligibility Criteria

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Before applying

Download this pdf for the EEA Application Process 2019 before you proceed to applying for the award.

EEA Application Process 2019 PDF

Award applications are now closed

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 28th of October 2019
  • Promoted on our Moral Fairground Website.
  • Published in the Moral Fairground Fair Newsletter in November 2019
  • Announced to public via media release.


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Media Pack

More Information see our Press page
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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…)

Bevan McLeod

Blue Rock

Bevan is a Director in The BlueRock group working with small to mid-sized enterprises to manage the day to day challenges of growing their business. (more…)

Peta Granger

Lush Australia

Director LUSH Cosmetics Australasia

Peta Granger, Director LUSH Cosmetics Australasia (Australia & New Zealand) (more…)

Susanna Bevilacqua

Moral Fairground

Founder/Director Moral Fairground.

Susanna founded Moral Fairground in 2009 after having travelled in some of the poorest countries in South East Asia and witnessing (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
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University of Melbourne
Trusted Negotiator

Goodwill Wine
Goodwill Wine