Speaker Lisa Clarkson

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Lisa Clarkson

Executive Director, Business & Rights and Production Sustainability

CBC Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Lisa Clarkson leads the Business & Rights team for Canada’s public broadcaster, the
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). Lisa is responsible for business deals for all
types of English language content (whether acquired; produced by CBC or licenced) across
all platforms.

On the environmental front, Lisa :
● sits on both CBC’s Environmental Governance Council and CBC’s Sustainability
committee (which created CBC’s recently released environmental strategy “Greening
Our Story”);
● founded and chairs CBC’s Environmental Influencers team;
● sits on the Canadian National Advisory group for “Reel Green” - a Canadian
organization which inspires and supports productions to implement sustainable
production practices;
● created “One Stop Business Workshop” - a series of business & financing sessions
for creators from underrepresented groups in the Canadian media industry including
“Green Production - How do I get Started?” and “Green Week”;
● Was a panellist on “Green Strategies of Broadcasters” at the 2021 Deauville Green
Awards (France) and on “Reel Green - Coast to Coast” at the 2021 Sustainable
Production Forum ; and
● Sits on the UN’s committee for Entertainment and Net Zero Emissions “ENZA”

Lisa has served on the boards of directors of many not-for-profit organizations including the
boards of both Women in Film & Television Toronto and Women in Film & Television
International and has been a speaker at conferences and on panels on business issues
inside and outside of Canada.

Speaking on: Sustainable production: it pays to go green

At the Banff Media Festival, we met with Netflix and took a ride up Sulphur Mountain on the gondola. That’s where we made the pitch.
- Naveen Prasad, EVP and GM, Elevation Pictures


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