Winners of tve Global Sustainability Film Awards span banking, food, travel and more!

UntitledTuesday 24 November 2015: HSBC’s ‘Troubled waters’ won the Best Film Award in a glittering ceremony at BAFTA in London’s Piccadilly last night.

The film also won the Community Investment Award. Highly commended in this category were Crossform Media for ‘You don’t think about roofing the house when your child might be dying’ and PwC for ‘Making a difference – the social impact of Brigade’.

The Creating a Better Environment Award went to The Irish Food Board for the film ‘Origin Green Ireland: The world’s first national sustainable food movement’. Highly commended in this category were The Edge Picture Company for ‘When Lloyd met Eliana’, and Interface for ‘Net-Works’.

The Inspiring Good Governance Award went to Argent for the film ‘Changing the perception of development in the city’. Highly commended in this category were KfW Bank for ‘Sustainable nutrition’ and PwC with ‘Think sustainability’.

LanzaTech won the Propeller TV Award for Innovation with the film ‘Waste-to-energy solution for business’.

The Judges’ Special Recognition Award went to The Travel Foundation for ‘The Taste of Fethiye’.

All the films entered into the tve Global Sustainability Film Awards 2015 can be viewed on our tveInspiringChange You Tube channel.

Cheryl Campbell, executive director of tve said: “Congratulations to all our winners, and thank you to all entrants for sharing their films with us. The standard of entries this year was high, and we are grateful to our fantastic panel of judges for the time they put into selecting our winners. Thank you too to our main sponsor, Fastflow Group, and our sponsors EXO Capital and Strand Hanson, without whose support the Awards would not be possible.”

Neil Armstrong, Chairman and CEO of Fastflow Group said:  “We at Fastflow are proud to be the main sponsors of this year’s tve Global Sustainability Film Awards, as well as supporting charities like WaterAid. From our involvement in last year’s Awards we saw how film embraces the spirit of innovation as a way of raising awareness and educating society, and how it creates a visible link between all the elements of sustainability, society, business and the environment.  Fastflow would like to congratulate all the winners and we are all the stronger for your efforts.”

Notes to editors

About tve: the charity tve makes films about the big environment and development challenges of our times, and harnesses the creativity and talent of online filmmakers to give their take on the state of the planet. We work with broadcasters, digital platforms and our partners to ensure that tve films have an audience reach of many millions. Further information at www.tve.org

About the judges: Nick Nuttall, head of communications and outreach, and spokesperson for the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change chaired the tveGlobal Sustainability Film Awards judging panel. He was joined on the panel by Rob Benfield, senior lecturer at the University of Westminster’s BA Television Production course; Ryan John Brennan, strategic development director for Fastflow Group; Victoria Brooks, sustainability communications strategist; Richard Creasey, chairman emeritus, tve; Judith Everett, director of corporate affairs for The Crown Estate; Eileen Maybin, senior media advisor with the Fairtrade Foundation; and Denise Parkinson, entertainment director global and UK, Telegraph Media Group.

About The Fastflow Group: Fastflow operates within the support services and infrastructure (SS&I) sector supplying cost effective and value added services in a collaborative, proactive, fair and responsible manner. Fastflow has a customer base including public and private organisations such as FTSE top 100 giant National Grid, leading water companies Northumbrian Water Group, Scottish Water and Housing Associations A2Dominion, Catalyst Housing and Southern Housing.

The company embraces the strategic, competitive advantages of a sustainable business model and conducts its business ethically, thereby establishing and maintaining long-term relationships to make a positive contribution to society. Further information at www.fastflow.co.uk

About EXO Capital: EXO Capital Limited and EXO Capital LLP as part of the EXO Group is an active equity investor focused on sustainable energy, natural resources and related technologies since 2002. EXO is a privately held group and was founded by experienced entrepreneurial finance, investment and energy professionals. EXO has made strategic investments in new key green technologies such as renewable energy, clean water and waste energy. EXO Capital’s current investments are in affordable secure fourth generation LPG cylinder production, water desalination and water purification technologies, and waste-to-energy plants in developing markets. Further information at www.exo-capital.com and www.exo-commodities.com

About Strand Hanson: Strand Hanson is one of the leading advisers to companies on the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange, in particular within the Natural Resources (Mining, Oil & Gas, Agriculture and Renewables) and Technology sectors.  As a result, Strand Hanson has consistently been ranked the No.1 Nominated Adviser to Natural Resources companies and is also ranked the No. 1 Nominated Adviser to African companies. Strand Hanson also acts as a sponsor to companies listed on, or seeking admission to the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange and as an ISDX corporate adviser. Further information at www.strandhanson.co.uk

For media enquiries, contact:
tve:
Cheryl Campbell cheryl.campbell@tve.org.uk
Rollo Gordon rollo.gordon@tve.org.uk
+ 44 (0)207 963 7448

Fastflow:
Sarah Hollins sarah@hollinscommunications.co.uk
+ 44 (0)7764 947137

EXO Capital and EXO Commodities:
Gloria Garcia g.garcia@exo-commodities.com
+44 20 7952 6980

Strand Hanson:
Simon Raggett simonraggett@strandhanson.co.uk