Tue, 24 Nov 2020 12:07:25 GMT
MSQ, one of the UK’s fastest-growing tech-driven marketing
groups, is launching MSQ Sustain, a specialist division dedicated to providing
both NGOs and commercial businesses with leading climate, environmental and
sustainability marketing expertise.
MSQ Sustain will launch with a core team of seven, who collectively offer extensive experience producing outstanding creative campaigns in the sustainability space. The team will work closely with existing MSQ clients as well as on standalone business. It will be led by Richard Armstrong, the former CEO and Founding Partner of Kameleon, who joined MSQ as part of the Group’s acquisition of Be Heard Partnership earlier this year.
Clients already working with MSQ Sustain include the World Economic Forum, Race to Zero (COP26), Nature4Climate, We Mean Business Coalition, The Nature Conservancy and Emergent Climate Finance.
MSQ Sustain will work with brands, businesses and Climate NGOs to help define and activate communications strategies and campaigns that can accelerate change towards a better, more resilient and more sustainable future. It will be able to tap into all of MSQ’s core services, working closely with the Group’s nine agencies that are based across Europe, North America and Asia.
Carbon Negative success
To celebrate the launch of MSQ Sustain, MSQ has also
announced that, three months ahead of schedule, the business has become Carbon Negative.
The news means that as of this month, the entire group, which comprises of 785 people across 12 international offices, offsets more CO2 than it generates. This makes MSQ one of the first international marketing groups of its size to be Carbon Negative.
MSQ secured Carbon Negative status following a three-month intensive course, conducted in association with BIMA, where representatives from the Group modelled its CO2 footprint and identified and initiated ways to offset at the base CO2 level.
MSQ will now continue to reduce its carbon emissions further through a series of initiatives instigated by a global Carbon Negative Council, sharing best practice and providing staff with innovative ways to help them offset their own carbon footprint too.
MSQ has also committed to work with other businesses to help them offset their own carbon emissions, providing existing clients with quarterly carbon impact statements and ensuring carbon emissions are identified and offset ahead of any new project.
Kate Howe, executive director of MSQ, says: “We really proud to become one of the first marketing groups of our size to become Carbon Negative. We know it’s something that’s important to our staff, our clients and, of course the future of our planet. Being carbon neutral is not enough – we need to do more. That’s why we’re making sure that this is just the beginning – our team are now fully trained in understanding how to calculate and reduce carbon emissions and we look forward to working with clients to help them on the journey too.”