Top City lawyer David Morley takes up the presidency of this year’s tve Global Sustainability Film Awards.  

Media charity tve welcomes David Morley, former global senior partner of leading law firm Allen & Overy, as president of the tve Global Sustainability Film Awards 2017 in association with Fastflow Group.

‘The best-run companies do well because they build sustainability into their model: the environment, the energy they consume, how they relate to customers and the community in which they operate,’ says David Morley, who is committed to sustainability as a business and environmental strategy.

‘Sustainability is sometimes a difficult message for business. Companies are so focused on the job at hand – staying alive even – that it’s easy for them to forget what would benefit them and the world in the long run. tve’s role is to help companies to show the way.’

Widely recognised as an influential business leader, Morley, who currently chairs Elaghmore private equity fund, believes that genuine debate about sustainability, not platitudes, is needed. ‘We’re not interested in being pink and fluffy,’ he says. ‘We want the Awards to provide the forum for an honest and open discussion, through film, about the very real challenges – and benefits – of sustainability.’

Neil Armstrong, CEO of Fastflow Group, main sponsor of the Awards, said: ‘Across the globe, people from all walks of life endeavour to contribute positively to the environment. The “producers, directors and supporting cast” of the tve Global Sustainability Film Awards aim to raise the curtain at BAFTA and help showcase these efforts. As momentum gathers and excitement builds for this year’s film awards, we are delighted to have support from key business leaders and welcome David as president.’

Cheryl Campbell, tve’s executive director said: ‘We look forward to working with David to move the debate about business and sustainability right where it needs to be, centre-stage.’

Now in its sixth year, the tve Global Sustainability Film Awards in association with Fastflow Group invites companies and organisations to submit films showcasing pioneering examples of sustainability. The competition launches on 20 April, and we announce the winners at a black-tie evening at BAFTA on 27 November 2017.

To enter your film, contact Rollo Gordon at rollo.gordon@tve.org.uk  or + 44 (0)207 963 7451.

Notes to Editors
tve creates and enables others to create powerful, effective communications about the environment and development. Through film, animation, documentaries, debates and social media, the media charity reaches global audiences, giving a voice to a new generation committed to a greener and fairer world.

The tve Global Sustainability Film Awards is a film competition for companies and institutions, acknowledging filmmakers whose films most eloquently and powerfully portray solutions for sustainability. See the award-winning films from 2016.

David Morley is widely recognised as an influential business leader who was global senior partner at Allen & Overy LLP from 2008 – 2016 and is currently chairman of Elaghmore private equity fund.  He is founder of Prime, a group of law firms dedicated to bringing talent into the profession from people with less privileged backgrounds. He is committed to sustainability as a business and environmental strategy. https://dhmorley.com

Fastflow Group is the Awards’ main sponsor for the third year running. The Group operates within the support services sector supplying cost-effective and value-added services in a collaborative, proactive, fair and responsible manner. Fastflow Group has a customer base including public and private organisations such as FTSE top-100 company 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. www.fastflow.co.uk

For media enquiries, contact Rollo Gordon, Awards fundraiser and coordinator, at rollo.gordon@tve.org.uk  0207 963 7451