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This PSFK Guide is a report on developing brand purpose for leaders looking to adjust their business goals to increase market share while delivering positive impact through better processes, practices and company culture.
Consumers are increasingly aligning their progressive values with their purchasing decisions, driving companies to rethink their operations and retail and marketing efforts. Top of mind for the conscious consumer is how organizations are driving meaningful change through sustainability initiatives and DEI efforts. It’s now critical that businesses stop or running campaigns that lack authenticity and transparency.and think beyond messaging as their customers are ready to hold them accountable for their impact on society.
In this brand purpose report, discover how leading retailers and brands are innovating through better processes and practices. Learn how intrinsic motivation to prioritize social, cultural, and environmental responsibility, enables purpose-driven companies to not only navigate shifting consumer expectations and marketplace change, but lead the way on a deeper level with responsibility and empathy, and understand how profit and purpose can be intertwined to drive growth and deliver positive impact.
In this brand purpose guide, discover how leading retailers and brands are innovating through better processes and practices. Learn how intrinsic motivation to prioritize social, cultural, and environmental responsibility, enables businesses to not only navigate shifting consumer expectations and marketplace change, but adjust their business goals to lead the way with responsibility and empathy, and understand how profit and purpose can be intertwined to drive growth.
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This paper was developed by the same PSFK research department that since 2004 has provided trends-led innovation consulting advice to Apple, BMW, Facebook/Meta, Google, Microsoft, Samsung and Volkswagen.
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