CNN and Samsung Partner for Campaign on Building a Sustainable Future Through Technology

The first film features Ghost Fishing New Zealand, a volunteer organization dedicated to removing ghost gear from coastal waters.

CNN International Commercial (CNNIC) has announced a partnership with Samsung Electronics on a global cross-platform campaign that shines a spotlight on sustainable and innovative technology in a way that will engage CNN’s global audience and “also echoes Samsung’s vision of harnessing its technological solutions to contribute towards building a better world,” CNN said.

As part of this initiative, the editorial programming series ‘Tech for Good’ has returned in partnership with Samsung. Now in its third year, the cross-platform series explores how technology is helping people in everything from connectivity to sustainability.

Hosted by CNN anchor and correspondent Kristie Lu Stout, the third season of ‘Tech for Good’ launched in July this year and consists of four 30-minute episodes airing on CNN International until November, as well as a series of digital stories on the ‘Tech for Good’digital hub and extra content on CNN’s social platforms.

 
 

The first film features Rob Wilson who runs Ghost Fishing New Zealand (GFNZ), a Wellington-based volunteer organization dedicated to removing ghost gear from coastal waters. It takes a deep dive into GFNZ’s clean-up missions and how recycled plastics made from discarded fishing nets have now been repurposed as components of Samsung’s Galaxy S22 smartphone series.

“We are delighted to take our partnership with Samsung from strength to strength as we tell inspiring stories about how technology is empowering people and creating positive social change,” said said Rob Bradley, Senior Vice President, CNN International Commercial.

 
 

“Through a compelling combination of solid storytelling, high-quality branded content production and distribution across CNN’s various TV and digital platforms, we believe this collaboration will create awareness around sustainability and inspire CNN’s audiences to play a part in building a sustainable future.”

In the July episode of ‘Tech for Good’, CNN highlighted the innovators who are tackling invisible pollution, from outer space to the deep sea. The August episode will focus on nature-inspired technologies and robotics that could someday solve some of the world’s most pressing problems, the company said.

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