12:30-13:05 Eastern Time
The 2023 ANA B2B Marketing Conference will shed light on practical applications and strategies along with a foundational approach to addressing these challenges, such as adapting to ever-changing buyer behaviour, achieving differentiation, and implementing creative marketing strategies.
Laurence Newell, Managing Director, Brand Finance Americas and Alfred DuPuy, Brand Finance North America's Valuation & Strategy Director will be presenting The Sustainability Gap: Greenwashing vs Greenhushing.
Ever wondered about the financial implications linked to sustainability perceptions for top global B2B brands? Join us to uncover the astonishing truth: millions of dollars hang in the balance for the world's largest B2B brands if sustainability perceptions stray from their actual performance. We'll dive deep into the intriguing paradox of greenwashing, where brands tiptoe on a tightrope, risking the overstatement of sustainability claims while preserving consumer trust. Additionally, we'll explore the lesser-known concept of greenhushing, where brands potentially hide their commendable sustainability efforts. All of this is designed to unravel the multifaceted world of sustainability and provide you with actionable strategies to flourish in this ever-evolving landscape.
Join Brand Finance at the 2023 ANA B2B Marketing Conference. Find out more and register today here!
Laurence is a brand specialist and a consolidated business developer with over 25 years of experience directing client engagements in brand-building disciplines encompassing valuation, strategy, corporate identity, and packaging across numerous sectors and markets. His expertise has been largely in Mexico and Latin America, and more recently, the US. He serves as the Non-Executive Director for the Americas Region of Brand Finance, the world’s leading independent brand valuation consultancy. Prior to joining Brand Finance, Laurence founded two independent brand design and strategy firms in Mexico, Brandia and Marca Capital, both of which today, boast double-digit growth and operate strong client portfolios. In his career, Laurence has serviced clients in banking and financial sectors, such as S&P Global, BBVA, CitiBanamex, Nexxus Capital, Banorte, and Bancolombia; leading retail brands such as Grupo Martí, La Europea, Calimax, Walmart, and Yale; and important players in sports and entertainment, including Cinepolis, Televisa Editorial, and Mexico’s National Soccer Team. Laurence is a frequent contributor on marketing and branding topics in media outlets such as Mexico’s leading daily Reforma, top business TV network El Financiero Bloomberg, and Colombia’s magazine and daily, La República. Laurence is a representative for Mexico before the ISO Technical Committee responsible for reviewing the creation of a transparent, reconcilable, and repeatable approach to brand valuation, ISO 10668 on Monetary Brand Valuation and participates in the US Marketing Accountability Standards Board (MASB), with Brand Finance. Laurence holds an undergraduate degree from Southern Methodist University and a postgraduate degree from the University of Miami.
Alfred is a brand specialist with 15+ years’ experience working in and leading client engagements encompassing research (qualitative and quantitative), analytics, insights, strategy, architecture, valuation, modeling, and ROI across a wide variety of sectors, markets, and geographies. He has developed innovative techniques for clients’ most interesting brand challenges and has led diverse teams of researchers, strategists, designers, architects, and namers.
As Valuation & Strategy Director for North America, Alfred leads project teams, liaises with and develops key client and senior leadership relationships, supports new business development, and drives the team to extend Brand Finance’s extensive analytical abilities to deeper, more strategic insights that can help our clients accomplish their most pressing business goals.
In his career, Alfred has worked with clients across a variety of sectors including financial services, industrial, manufacturing, logistics, automotive, retail, hospitality, higher education, and not-for profit. One of his very first projects (leading a ground-breaking segmentation technique to support strategic development and an identity refresh) was for one of his very favorite boyhood brands, John Deere. He has appeared on media channels and news programs (especially during his time in Toronto) commenting on Brand Valuation and the importance of brand as an asset.