The HSBC Water Programme received two Global Sustainability Film Awards at BAFTA in London’s Piccadilly.
The judges awarded HSBC for having the ‘Most Consistent Global Sustainability Campaign’, communicated through the films Investing in Lives and Livelihoods’ and ‘Volunteering for the HSBC Water Programme’ which follows an HSBC employee on her journey as a FreshWater Watch citizen scientist.
Sue Alexander, Senior Manager for Environmental Programmes at HSBC, picked up the awards, acknowledging the work carried out by the partners, Earthwatch, WaterAid and WWF and said “I am delighted to see the work of the HSBC Water Programme has been recognised. These Awards provide an opportunity to show how powerful a medium film can be.”
Oliver Rothschild, Awards Chairman said:
“The tve Global Sustainability Film Awards 2014 have taken us around the world in an evening, and given us a very visual insight into how companies and institutions big and small are tackling some of the biggest challenges we face on this planet. I hope that companies and foundations globally and in a variety of sectors will want to watch these films online and on tv and aspire to exercise sustainable business protocols and thus be making a genuine contribution towards valid ethical standards.”
Organised by tve – a film-making charity who explore environmental and developmental challenges - the Awards encourage best-practice companies and organisations, large and small, to share innovative sustainability practice and ideas through film.
All 33 films entered into this year’s Awards can be viewed at www.tve.org/awards. The Awards were launched in 2012 and are held annually.
The judging panel was chaired by Richard Creasey, Chair of the Board of Trustees of tve. Richard was joined by Judith Everett, Director of Corporate Affairs for the Crown Estate; Ryan Brennan, Strategic Development Director for The Fastflow Group; sustainability communications strategist Victoria Brooks; Gioia Forti, Global Editor in Chief for GB Times; Denise Parkinson, Entertainment Director Global & UK for the Telegraph Media Group, and Eileen Maybin, Head of Media Relations at the Fairtrade Foundation.