02 July 2013
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Inspirational Australian businesses and organisations encouraged to celebrate their positive impact with the Ethical Enterprise Award 2013

Today, 2 July, marks the launch of the inaugural Ethical Enterprise Award.

The Ethical Enterprise Award 2013 recognises and celebrates the achievements of Australia’s most inspirational enterprise – be it a for profit or not for profit entity, regardless of size, which has had a positive social or environmental and economic impact through its innovative ethical practices.

An initiative of Moral Fairground, the Victorian-based social enterprise and Australian Ethical Investment, the Ethical Enterprise Award raises awareness of the importance of socially and environmentally conscious leadership and ethically orientated activities, by celebrating the positive impacts and benefits to society and the planet.

“This Award, the first of its kind in Australia, celebrates the importance of informed ethical leadership, conscious business and innovation,” explains Ms Susanna Bevilacqua, Director of Moral Fairground.

“It demonstrates how organisations that seek a fair, just and sustainable offering can also provide great financial returns too.”

All organisations and businesses in Australia, large or small, non-profit, or for profit with purpose, that are committed to increasing wellbeing and can demonstrate the delivery of positive societal, environmental and economic benefits as a direct result of their actions are encouraged to apply for the Award.

The winner of the Ethical Enterprise Award 2013 will gain national recognition throughout the business, non-profit and social enterprise sector for their contribution to society, and their unique vision and leadership. Additionally, the Award recipient will have access to an array of networking, media and promotional opportunities, advertising and business development packages.

“We hope to inspire other organisations and businesses in this rapidly growing segment and that the Award will set new benchmarks for future ethical enterprises,” concluded Ms Bevilacqua.

Nominees will be asked to submit an account of their organisation and its achievements – outlining projects undertaken, the positive social and economic impact achieved and innovations embraced that position it as an ethical enterprise.

The judging panel comprising representatives from Moral Fairground, Australian Ethical and Eco Directory, will review the entries in search of the country’s most ethical organisation. The finalists will be shortlisted during October with the award recipient being announced at Fair@Square in Melbourne on 29 November 2013.