WaterBear launches US Advisory Council and Welcomes First Council Member: David Evans Shaw

WaterBear Network, the first-of-its kind impact streaming platform has today cemented its commitment to the US market with the launch of a US Advisory Council and the addition of David Evans Shaw as its first Council member. 

With his extensive business experience, David Shaw will support WaterBear with networking around its core business areas, spanning content production, distribution and marketing to strategic partnerships and fundraising. 

Industry veteran Shaw has very relevant and valuable experience through a career of far-reaching  business building, impact investing, activism, and public service  as Managing Partner of Black Point Group and CEO of IDEXX Laboratories. David produces short environmental impact films including Second Century Stewardship, and his board experience spans the US Olympic & Paralympic Museum, Nautilus Magazine, The Jackson Laboratory, American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Aspen High Seas Initiative, among many others. 

Ellen Windemuth, CEO and Founder of WaterBear said, We are excited to welcome David Shaw as our first advisory council member. His experience will be invaluable as we accelerate our expansion in the US market and continue to evolve our content offering to members of the US and Canadian public. David fully understands impact production and shares our values. This marks a new stage for WaterBear.”

David Shaw, entrepreneur, activist and impact investor said, “In just a few short months, WaterBear has proven that storytelling on the ground can create waves of impact and it’s more important than ever before to do just that. I look forward to sharing my experience in filmmaking, conservation, ocean preservation and financing to the council, and to be a part of the acceleration of WaterBear globally. There is no better time than now to act.”

Available in 40 markets, WaterBear is a groundbreaking streaming platform showcasing award-winning documentaries as well as original content inspired by the United Nations Sustainable  Development Goals (SDGs). WaterBear members are able to stream video at any time, and on any device all for free, facilitating awareness, education and action. 

WaterBear’s US Advisory Council will expand over the coming months, with more appointments to be announced in 2021. 

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