Aviva Investors is the global asset management business of Aviva plc. The business delivers investment management solutions, services and client-driven performance to clients worldwide. Aviva Investors operates in 14 countries in Asia Pacific, Europe, North America and the United Kingdom with assets under management of £262 billion in assets as at 30 June 2021.
In September 2021, we announced a major new sponsorship project Aviva Investors. Their vision was to create a piece of music which could stir emotion in people enough for them to feel inspired to take action on climate change, where words have previously failed, and to partner with an orchestra to do so.
Commissioned by Aviva Investors for the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Symbiosis was written by composer Greg Lawson, a former member and friend of the Orchestra. Symbiosis was premiered on YouTube on Sunday 31 October, coinciding with the start of COP26 and with the key objective of trying to turn talk into action on climate change.
Kelly Mikhailoff, Co-Head of Marketing of Aviva Investors:
“We are delighted to have partnered with the SCO to create a piece of music that aims to inspire people to take action on climate change. Sometimes words aren’t enough, and music has the power to reach people in a different way and create a connection. It has been an incredibly tough time for the arts sector and to help support musicians and artists is hugely fulfilling.”
David Nelson, Partnerships Manager of the SCO:
“This project has been an incredibly inspiring sponsorship project. We have learned so much from working with Aviva Investors and have started evaluating our own organisational approach to sustainability as a result of the partnership. Our new short film has been made possible thanks to support from the Culture & Business Fund Scotland and a collective creativity from everyone involved. We are really excited to be premiering Symbiosis on the first day of COP26 on Sunday 31 October, and hope that our digital offering can play a part in turning talk into action.”
The partnership between the SCO and Aviva Investors is being supported by a match funding grant from the Culture & Business Fund Scotland (CBFS).
David Watt, Chief Executive of Arts & Business Scotland:
“It has been an incredibly difficult 18 months for the business and culture sectors alike, so we are delighted to see such a successful cross sector partnership between Aviva Investors and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra come to fruition. Not only has this partnership succeeded in creating a stunning new art film to coincide with the start of COP26, but it also demonstrates the power of such partnerships between the commercial and culture sectors to further corporate social responsibility goals.”