Guardian Sustainable Business Award 2013

Now in their third year, the Guardian Sustainable Business Awards set out to reward innovation and impact in sustainable business.

The Guardian website states the following about this year's awards: "There are plenty of people working in both large and small organisations who deserve recognition for helping build sustainability into business.

"Innovation and impact are as important as each other and we've shaped our 2013 categories so that we can reward both."

"We are delighted that Shared Interest has been recognised in the innovation category of the Guardian Sustainable Business Awards.

"Shared Interest is unique in that it offers UK investors the opportunity to support fair trade businesses exclusively.

"By only working with organisations that are fair trade certified, we know that we support those dedicated to creating sustainable businesses and communities, and meet robust environmental standards in doing so.

"However, these achievements would not have been possible without our investors, volunteers, customers, and staff. We want to thank all of these supporters who help in making the Shared Interest business model what it is today."