Leadership is often about influencing behavior. Nowhere is leadership felt in this way than in the discussion around the environment.
Companies around the world are faced with how to address issues of sustainability to ensure competitive advantage, as well as attract talent. In addition, company valuations are often linked to the relative positioning organizations take in their long-range planning (LRP) processes. This work is most widely visible to people through corporate sustainability reports and initiatives.
Meanwhile, as young people are engaging with the workforce and trying to make decisions on the kinds of organizational cultures they want to be affiliated with, a company’s position on issues like climate change, environmental justice and sustainability can be quite influential.
We recently had the great fortune speaking with Ana Garcia Doyle, Director of One Earth Film Festival in the Chicago area for the OVP Leadership Podcast. One Earth Film Festival is one of the nation’s premiere environmentally focused film festivals. Organizers work to create opportunities and spaces for filmmakers to contribute to the conversation about climate change, sustainability and the power of human involvement in finding solutions to these issues.
One Earth Film Festival’s mission is to educate, raise awareness, and inspire the adoption of solution-oriented sustainable actions through sustainability-themed films and facilitated discussion
A founding member of the festival, Ana shared her introduction to environmental justice work and how filmmaking can impact the global discussions around climate change and sustainability. During our chat she also makes a special point to talk about the role young filmmakers can play in the field.