IBC is for the first time recognising social responsibility as part of its awards programme with a stand-alone award – the Social Impact Award.
This year’s call for entries received an overwhelming response with many impressive and impactful projects submitted the judges were moved to create three shortlists, recognising initiatives focused on diversity and inclusivity, on minimising environmental impact, and for the best ethical leadership.
One winner from each category will be announced at the IBC Awards Ceremony.
“The decision facing us as judges was tremendously hard. The quality of the entries was exceptionally high, and all the initiatives submitted have real purpose,” said Ade Rawcliffe, head of diversity for ITV Commissioning and Chair of the Social Impact Award judging panel.
Recognising everything from projects making the industry more inclusive, both by ensuring clear career paths for women and in engagement with the young and the disadvantaged, to a focus on societal issues from drink driving to recycling, this year’s shortlist demonstrates the breadth of projects in the industry working to improve the world around us.
The winners will be revealed at the IBC2019 Awards Ceremony at 18:30 on Sunday 15 September.