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At BBMG, we believe that sustainability is an innovation imperative, and that winning brands of the 21st century will be sustainable brands. Only BBMG combines innovation protocols with sustainability expertise and brand-building experience to help clients drive growth and positive social impact. Leveraging The Collective, our proprietary community of “sustainable mainstream” consumers, BBMG helps clients forge new markets, discover new products and services, create new solutions and drive real culture change.

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News & Views
Oct 2017

Us vs Them. Me vs You. Old vs Young. Rich vs Poor. We are feeling more divided than ever. Yet the path to brand relevance and resilience is recognizing what we have in common.

Recently we asked 16,000 people globally — across 16 countries, in many languages, in rural and urban areas — about their aspirations for their lives, families and...

Sep 2017

The movement to use business as a force for good has never been more important than it is today. While we may be waiting a long time for government to lead on positive social and environmental change, Certified B Corporations and benefit corporations are demonstrating that the private sector can create higher quality jobs, stronger communities...

Jun 2017

This session unveiled a unique compilation of new research data that helps explain how consumers imagine The Good Life, and what roles they believe brands can play in delivering it. Representing new partnerships that Sustainable Brands has established with The Harris Poll, GlobeScan and SustainAbility, as well as a few additional contributors,...

Jun 2017

This session unveiled new research data that helps explain how consumers currently imagine The Good Life...

News & Views
May 2017

Day two of SB'17 Detroit picked up the momentum from day one and ran with it. ...

Transforming Consumption Norms Around Food

By Hope Freedman

Consumers these days...

News & Views
May 2017

SB’17 Detroit is bringing thousands of sustainability professionals together this week to ask one question - what is the role of business in fostering and creating the Good Life?

On Day 1 of the conference, BBMG and ...

News & Views
Jul 2016

Like few times in our history, we are navigating a moment of profound cultural, political and economic transformation.

On one hand, we’ve seen nearly every nation on the planet come together behind new Sustainable...

News & Views
Jun 2016

Representing 40 percent of the global public, Aspirationals are defined by their love of shopping, desire for responsible consumption, and their trust in brands to act in the best interest of society. They are among the most...

May 2016

Learn from leading organizations that have their pulse on the top consumer trends., Care2,, BBMG and Globescan engage with millions of individuals through online activism, discussions, surveys and ethnographic studies, gaining a deep understanding of what Millennials, Gen Z, Aspirationals and other important consumer...

News & Views
Apr 2016

The second edition of Sustainable Brands Barcelona is taking place the 22nd-24th of May. Sandra...

Apr 2016

Raphael Bemporad Opens the plenary presentation with a through providing presentation on the five intentions of Sustainable Brands


News & Views
Feb 2016

Great brands don’t stop at connecting with mere outward expressions of who we think we are or what we want to be. The very best brands connect with long-held mystical beliefs underlying our rational selves, the parts of our sub-consciousness that manages and helps us to cope with all the irrational, arbitrary, inexplicable unknowns in life....

News & Views
Nov 2015

On Tuesday, BBMG co-founder Raphael Bemporad hosted the second morning’s plenaries at SB ’15 London. He began by highlighting the transitionary power of sustainable brands.

“As we begin the conversation today, I’d like us to think about the privileged position we occupy as a force for...

News & Views
Nov 2015

Kicking off this Monday morning workshop at SB’15 London was Raphael Bemporad from BBMG. He soon got the room buzzing with his warm welcome and introduction to the topic for the morning’s workshop: market insights...

Oct 2015

How might we create brands of enduring value that are relevant to a new generation and resilient for a new world?

Like never before, brands are navigating an era of constant change. In virtually every industry and category, incumbents are being challenged by upstarts as the marketplace moves faster than ever before.

This report...

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Research Panel: Untangling the Consumer Attitude/Behavior Gap

Fast Thinking: BBMG for Fast Company

Raphael BemporadOur regular columns for Fast Company’s Co.Exist series explore the intersection between branding, sustainability and innovation.

Consumer Insights: The Collective

Raphael BemporadBBMG is the only brand innovation firm that has decided to move beyond polling “sustainable mainstream” consumers and start actively engaging them in bold new solutions. Dubbed The Collective, our proprietary online community connects consumers with sustainable brands, causes and related experts. Since March 2010, Collective members have shared more than 100,000 insights to help us identify hot-button issues, spot trends, validate concepts and generate bold new marketing campaigns. Learn how you can sponsor an activity with The Collective.

Featured Report: Unleashed

Raphael BemporadSince 2007, BBMG's highly acclaimed national studies have painted a clear picture of the powerful and fast-growing New Consumer segment, some 70 million U.S. consumers aspiring to “purchase with a purpose.” Download our award-winning report, Unleashed: How New Consumers Will Revolutionize Brands and Scale Sustainability, which updates key findings and features ethnographic snapshots from representative consumers, as well as insights from some of the world’s most forward-thinking brands.

Employee Engagement: Green the Team

Raphael BemporadLeading companies recognize that sustainability can be a competitive advantage, but only if it resounds across the entire organization to help reduce costs, improve retention and drive creativity. This webinar, produced with VolunteerMatch, draws from our recent white paper Green the Team to share smart strategies and practical case studies for overcoming some of the most common challenges related to employee-facing CSR programs.

Spotlight on Ecopreneurs: BBMG’s Green Room

Raphael BemporadAn original Web video series, The Green Room engages the green economy’s best thinkers, designers, technologists, business leaders and public figures in one-on-one interviews conducted in our Brooklyn studio. Hosted by BBMG's Mitch Baranowski, each episode features a candid exchange with one guest about the ups and downs of scaling sustainability and driving social innovation. Email us to nominate leaders we should feature in Season 2!

Step Into My Office: WSJ’s Workplace of the Week

Raphael BemporadWe’re grateful that the Wall Street Journal featured us as a “Workplace of the Week.” The slideshow showcases our open floor plan and the environmentally-friendly design elements that have turned this former brewery into an eco-office.

But Wait: Still More White Papers

From the Age of Co-Creativity to Branding for Sustainability, BBMG has been at the forefront of identifying and shaping how to close gaps and embed sustainability in branding and marketing functions to create shared value. Here’s where we keep our latest thinking.