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
Sir David Attenborough
Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall
Retailer of the Year
Roco hair and beauty
Unsung Local Hero
Douglas Peacock and Emily Cutts
Ecover Young Green Champions (sponsored by Ecover)
Travel (sponsored by Virgin Holidays)
Pack for a purpose
Big Idea (sponsored by National Grid)
Arts and Culture
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Products and Services (sponsored by B&Q)
Business Initiative (sponsored by Jupiter Asset Management)
Kelvin Valley Honey
Virgin Atlantic with Lanzatech
Well Dressed (sponsored by Eco Age)
For more information on the event, visit www.guardian.co.uk/observer-ethical-awards.