Dear Orb Community,
Just a few short months ago, Orb Media renewed its dedication to building a more efficient media system by doubling down on the investigative and data-driven sustainability reporting we provide for our network of media partners.
Little did we know how important it would be to hold space for future-facing and long-term visioning in the face of the crisis that was about to come.
Today, Orb takes our renewed mission and we apply it to the world that COVID has wrought. While our global community shares similar challenges and uncertainty, we also have a once-in-a-generation chance to refocus societal development to more sustainable means.
To that end, Orb Media is focusing our efforts to support the journalists and media organizations working tirelessly to keep their communities informed, while working on ever-smaller budgets.
As they continue to tell the story of this pandemic from the ground up, we will support them with globally minded resources and research to help all of us make changes toward a more regenerative future.
Here are a few ways we'll be supporting stories for a more sustainable world:
A Virtual Summit
In conjunction with several multi-sectoral sustainability partners, Orb is co-hosting a series of conversations on how future-minded leaders across multiple sectors can envision COVID-19 as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to move their industries toward sustainability.
Media Production & Distribution on A More Sustainable Future
We're setting a yearlong agenda of research and data packages built around big, interesting and global questions rooted in understanding our world’s progress toward sustainable development in the face of COVID-19's challenges.
A Global COVID-19 Sustainable Solution Database
We're building a living database of global post-COVID-19 sustainability efforts, and the entities working on them. An objective master collection of multi-sectoral efforts enhances visibility and collaboration of actors across sectors, for more sustainable COVID-19 rebuilding. We'll use this platform as part of a multi-step research and reporting effort to connect collaborators, funnel attention, and build a greater global understanding of where successful actions are being taken and how we can learn from them.
We'll keep you up to date as these new projects roll out on our newsletter.
In the meantime, we hope you'll consider supporting dozens of media organizations' ability to report on what's to come by sharing this work with others or making a donation to support our work.
All the best to you and your loved ones.