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7 brands campaigning for Earth Day 2022

As the world celebrates Earth Day on 22 April 2022, CMO took a look at some of the ways Australian and global brands are embracing the spirit of the movement in campaigns and experiential activations.

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Why sustainability is a matter of two-way education from Miele

Like many other manufacturers, Miele has noted these initiatives are becoming more important to consumers. But according to Miele executive director for marketing and sales, Axel Kniehl, for the company to achieve its full sustainability ambitions, it must embrace the idea that responsibility continues long after its goods have left the warehouse.

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Top 21 CMO stories of 2021

As we wave goodbye to the year that was 2021, CMO presents our top 21 stories of the year across CMO Australia based on audience engagement.

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Demarketing: How marketers avoid becoming a sustainability problem

Amid the recent flurry of brands promoting carbon offsets, recycling programs and other sustainability initiatives, there is another, much more fundamental issue hiding in plain sight. If the purpose of marketing is to influence people to consume a product or service, then isn’t marketing itself one of the key causes of the environmental degradation so many brands are now working against?

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Why marketers should stop emphasising ESG in creative

A new research paper by Forethought advisory is encouraging marketers to leave environmental, social and governance messaging and stories to the corporate affairs or PR teams and focus instead on attributes truly driving consumer brand choice.

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Havaianas puts foot forward towards sustainability

Five years ago, Havaianas Australia general manager, Tom Nolan, would have said maybe one out of 10 of the people calling into his company’s contact centre would have been asking about recycling the company’s iconic rubber footwear.

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Corporates: Be sure your CSR activities are up to the mark

Organisations looking to invest in corporate social responsibility (CSR) – and the positive corporate culture and image it encourages – should look for charities which plan their own closure, according to one of this year’s Pro Bono Australia’s Impact 25 winners.

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How these 4 CMOs are helping drive the sustainability agenda

Sustainability isn’t a new phenomenon, but the acceleration of social and cultural conscience over the past year has seen it increasingly become an actionable goal for organisations. Here, we explore how CMOs are driving the sustainability agenda

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Explainer: What is B Corp status?

When people think of an ethical company, Patagonia will often come to mind. It takes a minimalist approach to its environment impact with its materials and recycling and reuse policies for instances. It’s also a B Corp organisation, but it’s not alone on this. There’s a growing number of organisations looking to prove their credentials as businesses that care about more than just profit. So is doing good also good business sense?

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Coles launches new sustainability initiative

Coles is launching a new sustainability strategy built around the theme of ‘Together to Zero’, which includes targets to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions, a commitment to 100 per cent renewable electricity and sets a course to net zero greenhouse gas emissions.

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Creating meaningful brands should be a holistic and considered process. However, all too frequently it’s one that is disparate and reactive, where one objective is prioritized at the expense of all others. So, what are the key pieces to the ‘good’ brand puzzle?

Marketing overseas? 4 ways to make your message stick

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