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The sustainable companies changing the game: Finder Green Awards finalists revealed

05 March 2020, Sydney, Australia – Australian businesses shaping sustainability best practice have been named finalists in the inaugural Finder Green Awards.

The Finder Green Awards aim to help Australian consumers identify sustainable options across several industries including energy, insurance, banking, travel, shopping, superannuation, and telecommunications.

Entrants were judged on broad environmental metrics including greenhouse gas emissions, renewable energy usage and waste avoiding landfill, while the criteria for the people-based categories was based on key achievements and impact.

Finalists across multiple categories include Commonwealth Bank, Brighte, Sendle and Future Super.

Ben King, CSR Manager at Finder, said the calibre of entries was truly impressive.

"We have been blown away by the commitment and passion that Australian business leaders have in creating a more sustainable future.

"From introducing more sustainable packaging to offering incentives to customers who choose greener options, it's clear there's strong innovation in this space, and we applaud the organisations that are doing such exceptional work," he said.

King said Finder introduced the Finder Green Awards in response to consumer attitudes when making purchasing decisions.

"Our research shows 75% of Aussies believe a company's social or environmental efforts are important, indicating they want to buy from brands that are making a conscious effort to minimise their impact on our planet.

"We want to cut through the industry jargon and help consumers make informed and meaningful decisions when comparing products. Whether it's signing up with a new superfund, choosing a hotel or shopping online, we want to give consumers the confidence that they're purchasing from a responsible provider," he said.

Finalists (industry categories)

Green Superannuation Fund of the Year

  • Australian Ethical
  • Future Super
  • Verve Super

Green Bank of the Year

  • Bank Australia
  • Commonwealth Bank
  • Teachers Mutual Bank Limited
  • Westpac

Green Lender of the Year

  • Brighte
  • RateSetter

Green Insurer of the Year

  • Huddle
  • QBE

Green Telco of the Year

  • Belong
  • Moose Mobile
  • Start Broadband

Green Online Retailer of the Year

  • Ecostainable
  • The ICONIC
  • Seed & Sprout

Green Hotel Chain of the Year

  • Accor
  • InterContinental Hotels Group

Green Hotel of the Year

  • Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley
  • Ibis Styles Hobart
  • Pumpkin Island
  • Swell Lodge

Green Energy Retailer of the Year (Traditional)

  • Powershop
  • Origin
  • Red Energy

Green Energy Retailer of the Year (Retail-Only):

  • Energy Locals
  • Enova Energy

Green Airline of the Year

  • Air New Zealand
  • Qantas

Finalists (people-based categories)

Green Leader of the Year

  • Dr Kaushik Sridhar (National Sustainability Manager, Regis Aged Care)
  • James Chin Moody (CEO, Sendle)
  • Jonas Bengtsson (CEO, Edge Environment)
  • Katherine McConnell (CEO, Brighte)

Green Team of the Year

  • Commonwealth Bank home loans team
  • Future Super team
  • Sendle team
  • The ICONIC sustainability team

Green Rising Star of the Year

  • Damien Gould (Founder, Goodtel)
  • Diarmaid O'Mordha (Quality and Sustainability Manager, Endeavour Drinks)
  • Karen Saunders (Founder, Ecostainable)
  • Lloyd Parker (Consultant, Edge Environment)

Winners will be revealed at a ceremony on 1st April at the Zeta bar in Sydney with 1 Million Women's founder and climate change activist, Natalie Isaacs, as MC for the evening.

Each company will be eligible for one free ticket, and finalists will be sent instructions separately about how they can redeem their complimentary (and additional) tickets.

If you're not a finalist, but would like to attend the ceremony, you can purchase tickets today and register your attendance on the event page.

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