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Shortlist revealed for 2013 Observer Ethical Awards



The companies, projects, places and people shortlisted for the 2013 Observer Ethical Awards have been unveiled. Taking place in central London on June 13, the event has become colloquially known as the ‘the Green Oscars’.

Now in its eighth year, Lucy Siegle, chair of the judging panel, said the shortlist was full of proven change-makers, squaring up to the environmental and social justice battles we all face and coming up with real solutions.”

Nominees include the UK’s first ever Green party MP Caroline Lucas; BBC documentary maker Sir David Attenborough; and environmental law firm Client Earth.

The judging panel included Charlatans lead singer Tim Burgess; singer and model VV Brown; and Paralympian Martine Wright.

A full rundown of the final shortlist can be found below.

Campaigner of the Year

Caroline Lucas

Sir David Attenborough

Guy Watson

Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall

Joanna Lumley

Livia Firth

Malala Yousafzai

Polly Higgins

Satish Kumar

Vivienne Westwood

Retailer of the Year


Riverford Farms

Roco hair and beauty

Tot Bots

Warren Evans

Unsung Local Hero

Dan Thompson

Douglas Peacock and Emily Cutts

Francis McCrickard

Kendra Ullyart

Zoe Palmer

Ecover Young Green Champions (sponsored by Ecover)

Bee United

Mama Margarets



Travel (sponsored by Virgin Holidays)

Pack for a purpose

Unseen Tours

Village Ways

Big Idea (sponsored by National Grid)



Plastic Surgeon

Arts and Culture

Beasts of the Southern Wild


Ten Billion

Products and Services (sponsored by B&Q)

Client Earth


Newlife Paints

Business Initiative (sponsored by Jupiter Asset Management)

Dormont Estate

Kelvin Valley Honey

Virgin Atlantic with  Lanzatech

Well Dressed (sponsored by Eco Age)

Jane Molloy

Rosalind Jana

Zoe Robinson

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