ISPA 2020

Sustainability needs your stories

Sustainability concerns us all, our daily lives and how we behave each day. And that's why we have decided - with PIMCO as main partner and sponsor - to set up the ISPA Award: we want to tell the stories behind conscientious choices, innovative ideas and courageous solutions. We're looking for ltalian stories which describe the ambitions of a country that looks to the future with hope. We're inviting photographers from all over the world to take up the challenge to talk about the ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) principles, which are finally gaining widespread acceptance. We've created three categories for you to submit your pictures without entry fees, each one with dedicated money prizes: single photo (1,500 euros), photo story (3,500 euros), project grant (10,000 euros).

We are also glad to announce that we have signed 3 very important partnerships to our project:

  • The United Nations Global Compact is a global movement for the promotion of sustainable development, and it operates in Italy through the Global Compact Network Italia. Its aim is to promote the UNGC’s 10 Principles at a national level: they include Human Rights, Labour, the Environment and Anti-Corruption. It also promotes the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the UN’s 2030 Agenda. It does so by working with both companies and non-business organizations in Italy.
  • Operating from its headquarters in Milan, the Cariplo Foundation supports and promotes projects in the fields of the arts, the environment, scientific and social research. Since 1991 it has allocated more than €3 billion to some 32,000 philanthropical projects. Every year on average more than a thousand projects worth a total of €150 million are completed.
  • The Cariverona Foundation’s mission is to be a point of reference in all the sectors in which it operates: promotion and innovation in the social, artistic and cultural fields, education and scientific research. In doing so, it promotes and supports economic development and cooperation in and around the five Italian cities where it is active, namely Verona, Vicenza, Belluno, Mantua and Ancona, which have a combined population of 3 million.

Submissions for the ISPA 2020 contest are now closed. Winners and finalists of this first edition will be announced in October due to the Covid-19 emergency.  Learn more on: www.ispaward.com -

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