Global Growth Priority

Society and Sustainability

Force for Good. Force for Growth.

Use our collective reach and voice in advertising and media to eliminate bias and promote equality and inclusion, eliminate denigrating content, and build a more sustainable environment. Our reach and voice in advertising can address bias — not only in gender, but also for race, orientation, disabilities, and cultures — to eliminate stereotypes, promote conversations, influence attitudes, and change behavior. When the world is more equal, it leads to growth.

  1. Achieve equal representation in the media and creative supply chain.
  2. Eliminate systemic investment inequalities in the media and creative supply chain.
  3. Eliminate bias and racism by accurately portraying all humanity in advertising, content and media.
  4. Eliminate hateful and harmful content online.
  5. Help the marketing community drive growth through sustainable innovation.

1. Establish goals within your company, at your agencies, on production crews and media providers. Communicate those goals clearly to your organization and to your partners. Ask HR for the data in your company. Ask your agencies, production crews and media partners for their data – if they can provide it. Participate in the annual ANA Diversity Scorecard to benchmark versus the marketing industry. Then, diagnose and act to improve results

2. Drive supply chain equality to mirror local population: 50 percent gender/40 percent multicultural (U.S.) across brands, agencies, production crews, media, and suppliers. Brands must audit themselves and external partners to identify diversity gaps and maintain transparent scoring against aggressive objectives in a way that becomes business as usual. Develop a diversity scorecard model: a “Scorecard for All” across marketing organizations (ANA), media (VAB), agencies (4A’s), and production (AICP), and publish aggregate results to hold ourselves accountable.

3. All content – from ads to broadcast programs to digital channels – should accurately portray every person regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability, religion, socioeconomic status, body type or age.

4. Define standards of hateful content, and methods to measure incidence, prevalence, and adjacency. Join the Global Alliance for Responsible Media (GARM) and hold media providers and platforms accountable. Adopt GARM’s Brand Safety Floor and Suitability Framework for brand safety standards and provide to your media teams, media agencies, media providers and digital platforms. Set clear expectations that those standards must be enforced. Ask platforms for data on your business, or run your own diagnostics, such as number and percent of hateful content that exists on each platform and how much is eliminated before it is seen.


Chief Brand Officer at P&G


Chief Marketing Officer at Nestlé USA


Tara Agen Global Head and VP, Marketing Planning, Operations and Office of the CMO at HP

Paul Alexander Chief Marketing Officer at Boston University Questrom School of Business

Lisa Becket Senior Vice President, Customer Engagement at Disney Parks, Experiences, & Consumer Products

Lynne Biggar Chief Marketing & Communications Officer at Visa

Melissa Brotz Chief Marketing & Communications Officer at Abbott

Fiona Carter Partner, Chief Marketing Officer at Goldman Sachs

Luis Di Como Executive Vice President Global Media at Unilever

Pamela Forbus Chief Marketing Officer at Pernod Ricard North America

Marie Gulin-Merle VP of Global Ads Marketing at Google

Tariq Hassan Chief Marketing and Digital Officer at McDonald's

Josh Line

EVP and Chief Brand Officer at ViacomCBS

Stephan Loerke Chief Executive Officer at World Federation of Advertisers

Antonio Lucio Industry Leader

Manoj Raghunandanan Global President Self Care OTC and Office of Marketing Value at Johnson and Johnson

Marc Toulemonde Chief Digital and Marketing Officer at L'Oréal USA

Katie Williams Chief Marketing Officer, U.S. at GSK


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