As population grows and resources strain, governments, society, and consumers demand that organizations find ways to operate more responsibly and sustainably.

We work with companies and nonprofit organizations to develop business and communication strategies aligning positive environmental impacts with profitable business practices.

As a boutique offering within a powerful global agency, Edelman’s Business + Social Purpose team combines deep subject matter expertise and industry experience with world-class communication and engagement strategies to guide clients through the important nuances of sustainability strategy development, engagement, and communications. From agriculture and apparel to energy and technology, we provide strategic sustainability counsel rooted in an advisory services approach and designed to achieve maximum impact.

Advisory Services

  • Sustainability strategy consulting to align sustainability and business goals

  • Materiality assessments and sustainability reporting (GRI, CDP)

  • Risk and issue management for natural resource sourcing and ingredients

  • Sustainability positioning, narrative development, and messaging 

  • Positioning strategy, go-to-market planning, and execution for sustainable products and services

  • Sustainability program design and development


  • Sustainability program implementation

  • Sustainability communications campaigns

  • Sustainability media expertise, influencer, and channel strategy  

  • Employee engagement on sustainability initiatives

  • Environmental activist response, engagement, and planning

  • Sustainability stakeholder and influencer engagement

  • Executive platform development on sustainability issues