Last February 22, the Catalan Audiovisual Cluster hosted the last workshop of the training program in Shared Value that has been developed since last October.
Shared Value is a concept that refers to the intersection of practices that bring economic value and at the same time social value to a company. Thanks to the support of ACCIÓ and the mediation of the consultancy R4S (Roots For Sustainability) it was possible to carry out this pilot program which has reflected on how to integrate the Shared Value in companies as a strategy in favor of the generation of new business opportunities.
One aspect of the program has been to reflect together as a sector on how audiovisual can be a purposeful business area and how Shared Value can be incorporated as a mode of business management. In the case of the audiovisual sector, for example, we talk about the environmental impact generated by filming and the participation of dissident groups both in the artistic and production teams and their representation within the content that is created.
A second aspect of the program has been to accompany the companies that wanted to start the process of completing the BCorp tools, a standard that allows each organization to make a diagnosis of its situation in the application of Shared Value in its day-to-day life and which serves as a guideline for how to continue improving and working.
13 partner companies have completed the BCorp tools in a sufficient percentage to be considered “finishers” of the project and have been able to start a transformation process from different perspectives. They are 023, Metropolitana, Broadcaster, the Corporació Catalana de Mitjans Audiovisuals (CCMA), ITES, ADN, Benecé Produccions, SONO, Lavinia, Minoria Absoluta, NRDmultimedia, Sabatellini & Associats and the Parc Audiovisual de Catalunya.
The program has also resulted in 9 collaborative initiatives so that the sector as a whole, with the potential leadership of the Cluster, continues to work on creating business opportunities with shared value.
Sensitive to the need to generate contexts for an audiovisual business that is more attentive to ethics and sustainability, the Audiovisual Cluster already dedicated in 2021 an edition of its already traditional advertising trends event Zoom Marques to Branded Content with a purpose. Greenshooting and sustainability in film and television filming were also the topics that kicked off the last edition of the Audiovisual Talent Week in November 2022.