Why sustainability matters

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At WPP we’re privileged to work with many pioneers of sustainable business, helping our clients to create brands with purpose and to embed sustainability into products, marketing and communications.

Demographic, technological, social and environmental forces continue to generate new challenges, uncertainties and opportunities for our clients.

A growing and ageing population is creating new markets but also putting unprecedented demand on public services and resources. The challenge of climate change and resource scarcity is increasingly felt by sectors from agriculture to construction, while other industries benefit from the opportunities associated with low carbon innovation. Rapid technological change continues to disrupt old business models while creating new social challenges including those associated with the loss of jobs due to automation.

Increasingly citizens, consumers and employees expect business to lead in tackling these societal challenges. Pioneering businesses are responding and more of their peers will join them. They need the best insight, research and communications services to help them do so effectively. They want a communications partner who understands the changing landscape and shares their values.

WPP companies are already advisors to many such leading businesses. As our clients increasingly feel the impact of these wider trends, so their importance is growing for WPP too.


Read more from our 2017 Sustainability Report