Executive Director, Business & Rights and Content Optimization
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.