Bayview’s billionaire philanthropist honoured

Jeff Skoll recognized at Environmental Media Awards

Bayview’s billionaire philanthropist and social entrepreneur Jeff Skoll was recently honoured at the 20th annual Environmental Media Awards (EMA). Actress Natalie Portman presented Skoll with the Corporate Responsibility Award, which recognizes the efforts of an individual who increases public awareness of environmental issues.

Skoll is the founder and chairman of the Skoll Foundation, the world’s largest organization for social entrepreneurs, and Participant Media, a production company focused on inspiring social change.

“It was a great honour to receive this award. This was the seventh time I’ve been to the EMAs, and it is always my favourite awards show because the awards are about something important, the environment,” he said. “We live in a world where we all have to share, protect and preserve the environment and our resources.”

EMA president Debbie Levin said she couldn’t have asked for a more worthy honouree. “Jeff Skoll’s impact with such films as The Cove and An Inconvenient Truth truly changed the conversation about our world and its resources.”

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