SCP Publications

Sustainability Communications: A Toolkit for Marketing and Advertising Courses

This CD-ROM (available in English and French) proposes resources for the educators training tomorrow's marketing and communication professionals as well as for marketing and advertising trainers in the corporate field. It is not a "turnkey" teaching syllabus but a flexible, interactive tool which provides a synthesis of theoretical and methodological knowledge illustrated by numerous specific case studies.

In this regard, it offers all kinds of pedagogic resources - short presentations, campaign analyses, exercises, web links, bibliographies and more than 300 downloadable documents - to encourage students and communication experts to think about and involve themselves in one of the major issues facing society today.

The CD-ROM notably aims to:

  1. Demonstrate and analyze the business case and the marketing and communications potential of sustainable development in the framework of corporate social and environmental responsibility.

  2. Allow the current and future marketing and communication professionals to become fully aware of the key role they can and should play by responding to new consumer demand for sustainability through the promotion of sustainable products and services.

  3. Provide the necessary tools to develop both effective corporate communications strategies that build confidence in greener brands and powerful marketing campaigns on sustainable goods.

The main topics addressed in this CD-ROM are the following:

  • Sustainable development: ethics and social practices (module I)

  • The economic and social context for sustainability communications (module II)

  • The practice of sustainability communications: from innovation to risk (module III)

  • Practices and exercises in marketing and communication (module IV)

  • Analysis of various public and private campaigns around the world

  • Resources: documents, web links, bibliographies, etc.


This CD-ROM has been produced by the United Nations Environment Programme in partnership with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development and the International Association of Universities, with financial support from the Marrakech Task Force on Sustainable Lifestyles led by Sweden.

View the CD-ROM online

Download the 4 modules of the CD-ROM (PDF, 800 KB)
Important note: beyond the 4 modules, the CD-ROM includes numerous examples of advertising campaigns and many reports that can be downloaded directly from the online version of the CD-ROM through the search engine of the "Case Studies" and "Resources" sections. These sections can be accessed at the bottom of the CD's homepage (after the introductory texts).

Download the whole content of the CD-ROM (ZIP, 200 MB)



Language: English
Publication date: 2006
Programme: Communications | Consumption | Training | Education | Marrakech Process
ISBN: 978-92-807-2769-2
Pages: 90