tveGSFA 2019 | interview with tve Global Sustainability Film Awards president Jennifer Viccars

tveGSFA 2019 | interview with tve Global Sustainability Film Awards president Jennifer Viccars

17 May 2019: Changemaker and dynamic business leader Jennifer Viccars is to be president of the 8th tve Global Sustainability Film Awards. Jennifer is brand and marketing director at Octopus Group, one of the UK’s biggest generators of renewable energy, and with £8.5billion invested in healthcare, energy, property finance, and entrepreneurial business ideas.

Before joining Octopus Group in 2016, Jennifer led a series of high profile business transformation initiatives at Aviva Investors and a number of smaller asset and wealth managers. She is a graduate of Cass Business School, London.

‘I loved the concept of the tve sustainability film awards last year because in my heart I am a born storyteller,’ says Jennifer. ‘Story as a means of communicating, sparking imagination, and enriching people’s knowledge and understanding is really important to me, and I think film is one way of doing that.’

Media charity tve launched the tve Global Sustainability Film Awards in 2012. Companies globally are invited to enter films about how they are transforming their business models to meet the challenges of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Winning films will be announced during the Awards ceremony on stage at The May Fair Hotel, central London on 18 November, followed by a Gala dinner with entertainment.

Find more information and details on how to enter a film on the Global Sustainability Film Awards website.

Lucy Walmsley, tve co-ordinator, business and sustainability.

Editors notes:

The tve Global Sustainability Film Awards are organised annually by the charity tve and are now in their 8th year. Jennifer Viccars, director of brand and marketing at Octopus Group, is president of the 2019 Awards which are now open for entries. Businesses and institutions globally are invited to enter films into the following competitive categories, which focus on the UN Sustainable Development Goals: Companies taking Climate Action, Transforming Society, Sustainable Transactions, Sky: Beyond Plastic, Infrastructures for the Future, and AI and Digital Innovation. tve will also run the nominated categories, The Founder’s Award for Sustainability on the Big Screen, an award directed at feature length films addressing one or more of the UN Sustainable Development Goals; and the PA Award for Environmental Storytelling which celebrates UK television programming – news, current affairs and factual content in a range of formats – which best engages the audience with the environment.

tve is the non-profit based in London that organises the Awards. It creates and enables others to create powerful, effective communications about the environment and sustainable 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 Awards are tve’s main fundraiser each year.

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