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Finder Green Awards 2023

Recognising the sustainability leaders for products and categories you can compare on Finder.

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The Finder Green Awards have been running since 2019 to help Australians find companies and products that lead the way for environmental sustainability. With awards in the energy, insurance, banking, travel, shopping, superannuation and telecommunications industries, this is one of the broadest sustainability awards programs in Australia.

Industry awards

Green Bank of the Year Green Bank of the Year

Bank Australia

Bank Australia

A previous winner in this category, Bank Australia stood out with an impressive suite of sustainability focused products, like their Clean Energy Home Loan, as well as low emissions overall.

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Green Super Fund of the Year Green Super Fund of the Year

Australian Ethical

Australian Ethical

Australian Ethical has again shown they're the ones to beat. Their high renewable energy use, strong environmental targets and the low emissions intensity of its portfolio all contributed to making this Australian Etthical's fourth win.

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Green Lender of the Year Green Lender of the Year

Brighte

Brighte

Another back-to-back winner, Brighte's high proportion of green loans makes them a strong leader in this category. With a continued focus on funding residential solar, Brighte has cemented itself as Green Lender of the Year 2023.

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Green Energy Retailer of the Year Green Energy Retailer of the Year

Energy Locals

Energy Locals

In a very closely contested category Energy Locals took the win for its breadth of clean energy initiatives, competitive GreenPower pricing and the availability of carbon neutral energy plans for all.

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Green Insurer of the Year Green Insurer of the Year

Green Telco of the Year Green Telco of the Year

felix

felix

Following its win for Green Mobile Plan Provider of the Year, this is felix's second win of the day. felix has shown itself to have sustainability at the heart of its operations making it a deserving winner for Green Telco of the Year.

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Green Mobile Plan Provider of the Year Green Mobile Plan Provider of the Year

felix

felix

felix holds onto its title for another year, taking the win in this category. Its low emissions and 100% renewable energy usage helped secure the win. The telco also impressed with its tree planting program and focus on digital eSims.

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Green Broadband Provider of the Year Green Broadband Provider of the Year

Goodtel

Goodtel

As our winner for Green Broadband Provider of the Year, Goodtel scored well for its low emissions intensity, renewable energy use, high recycling rates and a range of maintenance targets.

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Green Online Retailer of the Year Green Online Retailer of the Year

Seed & Sprout

Seed & Sprout

A back-to-back winner in this category, Seed & Sprout has proven difficult to beat. Both our finalists scored well on low emissions and high renewable energy use but with a business model centred around sustainable living, Seed & Sprout were able to hold their win for 2023.

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Green Supermarket of the Year Green Supermarket of the Year

Aldi

Aldi Australia

This is ALDI's first Finder Green Award win. As an industry with a heavy focus on sustainability, Green Supermarket of the Year is always a highly competitive category and this year was no different. ALDI's impressive use of renewable energy and strong targets around waste reduction, among other things, helped tip them to the top.

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Green Investing App of the Year Green Investing App of the Year

Blossom App

Blossom App

A finalist for Green Innovation of the Year in 2022, this is Blossom's first Finder Green Awards win. Blossom impressed with its approach to sustainable investing, as well as its application of negative and positive screening.

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Product Awards

Green Car of the Year Green Car of the Year

Hyundai IONIQ 6

Hyundai IONIQ 6

Hyundai took another win in this category, this year with the IONIQ 6. This vehicle is a pure EV with an impressive charging speed, while also minimising its environmental impact through the use of eco-friendly and sustainably sourced materials.

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Green ETF of the Year Green ETF of the Year

Betashares Global Sustainability Leaders ETF

Betashares Global Sustainability Leaders ETF

This is BetaShares' second win in a row for Green ETF of the Year. Betashares Global Sustainability Leaders ETF strikes an impressive balance between solid ESG screening and being a strong performing fund, making it our winner for 2023.

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Green Home Loan of the Year Green Home Loan of the Year

Gateway Bank Green Home Loan

Gateway Bank Green Home Loan

The Gateway Bank Green Home Loan is our first ever winner of Green Home Loan of the Year. Gateway Bank offers a product that not only boasts a range of sustainability features but also does so at a competitive rate for customers.

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People and Innovation Awards

Green  Leader of the Year Green Leader of the Year

Teachers Mutual Bank Limited

Corin Millais โ€“ Teachers Mutual Bank Limited

Corin Millais has been recognised as Green Leader of the Year for 2023 for his commitment and dedication to sustainability. As well as his leadership at Teachers Mutual Bank Limited, the judges were impressed by the far-reaching impact and connections he has made with people across the banking industry and beyond.

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Green Rising Star of the Year Green Rising Star of the Year

Perennial Better Future

Madeleine Huynh โ€“ Perennial Better Future

Madeleine Huynh stood out to the judges for her leadership on ESG strategies at Perennial Partners Better Future Team, which included Climate Active Certification for its business operations. The fact that she has also done an industry presentation on the importance of ESG analysis in investment portfolios also showed that her voice has a wider reach in this space.

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Green  Team of the Year Green Team of the Year

felix

felix team

felix has been recognised with the 2023 Green Team of the Year award for their collective efforts and continuing sustainability work in the telco industry. In particular, the launch of its eSIM option stood out to judges for its measured and potential reduction in plastic waste.

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Green Innovation of the Year Green Innovation of the Year

SmartActive

SmartActive

Smart Commercial Solar's SmartActive product has been awarded the title of Green Innovation of the Year in 2023 for its ability to reduce inefficiencies in commercial solar systems. The judges recognise that commercial operations typically have much higher energy output than residential operations, so this innovation could have a significant impact on solar costs, usage and concerns across Australia.

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Entries for the Finder Green Awards are now closed for 2023

Thank you to everyone who has submitted an entry. If you would like to speak to a member of the Finder Awards team, please contact awards@finder.com.

How are the Finder Green Awards winners selected

Relevant companies are invited to enter the awards and winners are selected each year based on broad and sector-specific environmental metrics. These include but are not limited to greenhouse gas emissions, renewable energy usage and waste avoiding landfill. Specific questions can be found on the entry forms above and the weighting for scoring in each categroy can be found in the 2023 Finder Green Awards methodology document which can be downloaded on the link below.

Looking for more information?

If you have questions or want to find out more about the Finder Green Awards then please get in touch with the Finder Awards team via awards@finder.com.

Finder Green Awards Terms & Conditions

Explore our past Finder Green Award winners:

๐Ÿ€ Finder Green Awards 2022
๐Ÿ€ Finder Green Awards 2021
๐Ÿ€ Finder Green Awards 2020

Written by

Amy Bradney-George

Amy Bradney-George was the senior writer for credit cards at Finder, and editorial lead for Finder Green. She has over 16 years of editorial experience and has been featured in publications including ABC News, Money Magazine and The Sydney Morning Herald. See full profile

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