thinkPARALLAX

555 2nd Street
Encinitas, California CA 92024
United States of America

thinkPARALLAX

We are on a mission to better the world by articulating and amplifying our clients' impact. As a team of values-driven strategists, designers, and storytellers, we give meaning and voice to brands’ sustainability initiatives. Through strategic storytelling, we harness the support of stakeholders to drive systemic change and long-term success.

thinkPARALLAX is tagged in 25 stories. Page 1 of 2.
The 3-Part Formula for Effective ESG Communication
The 3-Part Formula for Effective ESG Communication

1 month ago - ESG issues continue to gain traction and capture investor attention in the corporate world. Yet, sustainability professionals aren’t fully utilizing the power of narrative to engage.

thinkPARALLAX Expands to Northern California
thinkPARALLAX Expands to Northern California

3 months ago - San Diego-based corporate sustainability branding and communications agency opens new office to amplify impact in San Francisco Bay Area.

6 Tactics for Optimizing Corporate Communications on Climate Action
6 Tactics for Optimizing Corporate Communications on Climate Action

4 months ago - Communications on climate action needs to be grounded in strategic, results-based initiatives — always. These six approaches will help ensure that your communications are impactful in reinforcing your company’s sustainability strategy.

How to Promote Your Sustainability Story on Social Media as a B2B Company
How to Promote Your Sustainability Story on Social Media as a B2B Company

5 months ago - Social media thrives on compelling storytelling, and chances are that your sustainability efforts have the capacity to pull on your audience’s heartstrings better than another post promoting your product or service.

Advertisement
A Four-Step Cycle for Strengthening Your Company Culture
A Four-Step Cycle for Strengthening Your Company Culture

7 months ago - Strengthening a culture is not a one-off project; it is truly never-ending.

‘We Believe’: Communicators Weigh In on P&G’s Controversial New Ad
‘We Believe’: Communicators Weigh In on P&G’s Controversial New Ad

7 months ago - We reached out to communication leaders in the SB community for their take on P&G’s spotlight on toxic masculinity.

Top 5 Companies That Effectively Amplified Their Impact in 2018
Top 5 Companies That Effectively Amplified Their Impact in 2018

8 months ago - As we wrap up work for the year and prepare for 2019, we reflected back on all that occurred this year within our niche realm of sustainability communications — and when looking back, it was apparent that 2018 was the year of brands taking stands.

How to Communicate Diversity and Inclusion When You Aren't Quite There Yet
How to Communicate Diversity and Inclusion When You Aren't Quite There Yet

10 months ago - While sustainability and citizenship mean different things to different people, these terms are most commonly associated with a company’s impact on the external world, focusing heavily on social and environmental initiatives. However, businesses can do a lot of good (for the world and their bottom line) by equally focusing internally, on such things as their diversity and inclusion practices.

Introducing: The Bright Side of the Brand
Introducing: The Bright Side of the Brand

1 year ago - The “brand purpose” bandwagon has become awfully crowded. And as more and more brands seek to capitalize on the opportunity to cast themselves in a more authentic, meaningful light, the language of “brand purpose” has become weak, watered down and increasingly meaningless. Marketing purpose is easy; embedding purpose is hard work. And while a number of pioneers and purists remain committed to embedding purpose at the organizational level, the temptation to cut corners and to exploit purpose for marketing “quick wins” — rather than to embed it in more meaningful, transformative ways — has become too great to resist. The phenomenon of “purpose-washing” is real.

Advertisement
3 Approaches to Building Customer Trust Through Transparency
3 Approaches to Building Customer Trust Through Transparency

1 year ago - In February, KFC in the United Kingdom had a bit of an issue — it ran out of chicken.

Purpose-Driven Employees Are Your Strongest Brand Ambassadors
Purpose-Driven Employees Are Your Strongest Brand Ambassadors

1 year ago - You’ve probably read the proliferation of literature about the benefits of hiring purpose-driven employees, which can result in increased productivity, higher retention rates, and more effective collaboration, just to name a few. But have you ever wondered how purpose-driven employees impact your organization’s branding and marketing?

5 Hacks to Activate Purpose in the Workplace
5 Hacks to Activate Purpose in the Workplace

1 year ago - It should come as no surprise that purpose — defined as your company’s aspirational reason for being beyond profit — plays a key role in the direction of your business on multiple levels. Purpose is an overarching “north star” that serves as a guidepost for decision making.

4 Steps to Creating Social Impact Programs That Benefit Communities and Business
4 Steps to Creating Social Impact Programs That Benefit Communities and Business

1 year ago - Not so long ago, there was a large disconnect between doing good and good business. While the idea of corporate social responsibility has been around since the 1960s, businesses have historically approached CSR and sustainability as a “feel good” silo or regulatory requirement — a means to improve public image reputation and mitigate risk, but not much else. It wasn't until recent years that companies discovered that social impact programs could benefit a company in more remunerative ways — increasing revenue, creating new markets, driving innovation, retaining talent, and opening the doors to new business opportunities. As such, it was rare for CEOs and CFOs to even nod their heads towards citizenship and sustainability, much less make it a priority.

The 2 Most Important Pages of Your Sustainability Report
The 2 Most Important Pages of Your Sustainability Report

2 years ago - We’ve done a lot of thinking, and writing, over the years about the broad topic of corporate sustainability and citizenship reporting (see here and here for examples). But for this post, I’m going to narrow the focus to what I believe are the two most important pages of your report: the CEO Letter. Why? Simply put: It’s concise, it comes from the top, and (if properly constructed) it provides readers with critical insight into your citizenship approach — all in the span of one or two (hopefully not three) pages.

Advertisement
The Art of Modern Sustainability Communications: How to Embrace an Audience-First Approach
The Art of Modern Sustainability Communications: How to Embrace an Audience-First Approach

2 years ago - Recent research clearly indicates that today’s stakeholders expect more from companies — they want to purchase from and work for companies that champion sustainability. This shift in attitude is dramatically altering the way that companies conduct (and even think about) their businesses.

Measuring True Impact: Why Science Is Redefining Our Definition of a Sustainable Company
Measuring True Impact: Why Science Is Redefining Our Definition of a Sustainable Company

2 years ago - Big changes for better outcomes Businesses today are realizing that to truly address the environmental and social challenges that affect our world, a major shift is required in the way they produce and market products and services.

Why There Is No Role for Storytelling in Your Sustainability Report
Why There Is No Role for Storytelling in Your Sustainability Report

2 years ago - We recently presented on “The Role of Storytelling in Corporate Reporting” — a subject that many organizations struggle to address properly. Our view on the subject is straightforward: A report is not for storytelling. Very few stakeholders spend time reading dense, formal corporate reports, and those that do want two things:

Stealing Plays: Why Sustainability Communicators Should Be More Like Bill Belichick
Stealing Plays: Why Sustainability Communicators Should Be More Like Bill Belichick

2 years ago - Sustainability can be incredibly engaging. The pressing issues of our day demand that humans find new ways of existing – and quickly. Happily, society’s attitudes about sustainability are heading in a positive direction. In recent years, consumers have begun to demonstrate a preference for sustainable products and services, while many businesses have embraced sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) as part of the way they operate. As sustainability practitioners and communicators, the world is primed to listen to our message.  

VIDEO: Guilt-Free Fashion and Coffee with the CEO and Founder of MUD Jeans
VIDEO: Guilt-Free Fashion and Coffee with the CEO and Founder of MUD Jeans

2 years ago - How do you challenge entrenched patterns of consumption and disposal while growing a fashion business at the same time? Join thinkPARALLAX for a conversation with the founder of MUD Jeans, the upstart Dutch “circular denim” brand that is tearing down the idea that sustainability or the circular economy can’t be fashionable.

Advertisement
Addressing the Confusion Around Materiality and Reporting
Addressing the Confusion Around Materiality and Reporting

2 years ago - Both the Security and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Regulation S-K concept release in April of 2016 and the new GRI G4 guidelines that came into full effect in January 2016 are causing sustainability practitioners to take a long, hard look at the topic of materiality.

Have Sustainable Brands delivered right to your inbox.
We offer free, twice weekly newsletters designed to help you create and maintain your company's competitive edge by adopting smarter, more sustainable business strategies and practices.
Copyright ©2007-2019 Sustainable Life Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Sustainable Brands® is a registered trademark of Sustainable Life Media, Inc.