Green Baum

Sustainability Management

14-16 & 19-21 September 2022 & 5 December

What is it about?

There is a plentiful offer across Europe dedicated to green producing, however, to get to carbon zero as an industry we need to apply these standards to every aspect of our industry and that means looking at all the businesses and sectors operating within it. No film/TV series will be truly carbon zero until the businesses and people involved across the whole process and value chain are operating sustainably.

The current pandemic has triggered and enabled a re-evaluation of how we work and collaborate, therefore we are introducing social sustainability into the mix. Other industries, e.g. fashion and food production, consider fair treatment & pay and sustainable working conditions as an integral part of the sustainability discussion and so does ISI.

We want to help create an industry which respects the environment and the people within it.

This course will have a strong emphasis on green business and project management, however, will also look at social sustainability in terms of sustainable work models that promote productivity while respecting and promoting the wellbeing of the work force and collaborators and create and promote inclusivity for collaborators of all backgrounds.

Sustainability Management will take participants through all aspects of running a company or project in a sustainable manner from energy supply, business travel to what to consider when buying cleaning materials. It also will look at new work and collaboration models based on the principles of fairness and safety at the workplace and as an European course will promote setting common European standards and certificates.


  • Apply green and social sustainability strategies to business and project management
  • Enable/train sustainability coordinators & monitors
  • Leadership skills for a carbon-zero Film and TV industry
  • Work towards an European standard
  • Improved communication skills
  • Increased productivity and participation of the work force
  • Improved mental health and quality of life

Who’s it for?

This intensive practical short course has places for approximately 20 participants. It is targeted at Film and TV professionals, who want to learn more about how to run a business and large projects in a sustainable way, and at individuals who look at fulfilling the role of a green or sustainable coordinator or monitor within their company or a project. The ideal candidate will have attended a carbon literacy course or session. For those not yet inducted we will provide ample pointers where to obtain a carbon literacy introduction and will provide a short recap at the beginning of the course.

Participants should have a project, challenge or sustainability goal(s) in mind to which they can apply the course learnings.

Course outline


  • Beyond Green Producing: Business operations and Project management
  • Social Sustainability (work organisation, participation, work place/station set-up, mental health considerations)
  • Travel, Data Storage, Labels & Certificates
  • Management and Communication Techniques
  • All 20 Participants will share key sustainability policies in their countries
  • 270min mentoring support (1x 90min session, 180min flexible, to be agreed with assigned mentor)


  • Applications open end of June 2022

Course Leaders


Beatrice is a freelance film and distribution consultant, trainer, university lecturer and mentor. Her background is in film acquisitions for sales and distribution where she worked on films like FISHTANK, I AM LOVE and THE COVE.

She works with filmmakers developing marketing and distribution strategies, occasionally distributes work in the UK with the filmmakers, designs and delivers training programmes for the international film industry and created Distribution Rewired with EIFF. For ISI she will design and deliver a range of courses with a focus on sustainability and distribution.

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Venue / Location

This course will be delivered online on Zoom.

Course Fee

€1.000 including tax.

If you have any questions about this course, content or fees, please email


Thanks to Creative Europe Funding, ISI has partial scholarship support available for participants who wish to attend this course from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Georgia, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Republic of Serbia, Slovenia, Slovakia and Ukraine.

If you are not from a LCC country and can give us good reason that you are in need of financial assistance and your national screen agency does not fund training in principle, please contact us before submitting your application to discuss whether you can apply for financial support. We have a very limited fund available for a limited number of participants in genuine need.

For working parents who have childcare responsibilities we have a childcare bursary available and a bursary for participants who need extra assistance due to disability or impairment available.