The new initiative is also designed to build awareness and increased acceptance of global sustainability among CMO’s and the overall marketing community, ANA CEO Bob Liodice said in making the announcement. He added that the alliance is part of the ANA’s Sustainability Collective, which was created to collaborate with partners on sustainability-oriented programs and initiatives.
“Our joint efforts will provide the necessary marketplace amplification to inform our brand audiences and to drive industry evolution of this increasingly important issue,” said ANA CEO Bob Liodice. “The key goal is for both organizations to co-develop substantive projects and content to promote knowledge, discussion, and engagement about global sustainability.”
SB CEO Koann Skrzyniarz added: “For over 15 years, SB has served as the global vanguard of brands enabling business and society to thrive in harmony with nature. Our goal has been to ensure that brands win in the marketplace of tomorrow by delivering more environmental and social value through their activities. Today that vision is becoming real. We couldn’t be happier to leverage our thought leadership and experience in this field, in partnership with the ANA, to help accelerate the transition to a sustainable economy by supporting the education and enablement of this important community.”
Key objectives of the partnership include:
- Educate and inform marketers as to the important role sustainable actions have in driving growth and doing good.
- Expanding the adoption of common industry roadmaps, frameworks and tools to enable benchmarking and accelerate progress toward value creation through innovation for environmental and social benefit.
- Sharing brand strategies, case studies and other content that illustrate how sustainability can generate both goodwill and be a source for brand growth.
- Encouraging and promoting marketing industry leadership, both domestically and internationally.