Communicating sustainability with impact

Here at Creative Concern we’ve been working to communicate sustainability with impact and clarity for eighteen years. We’ve seen sustainability move from the margins to the mainstream and we’ve helped Universities, charities, campaigning organisations and the corporate sector communicate their ambitions and their impact.  We’ve also helped stimulate positive behavioural change and helped to form new habits and ways of living, working and travelling. 

We bring knowledge, expertise and a passion for sustainability. Our team prides itself on applying this knowledge to make beautiful and impactful communications to get you noticed.

We’ve worked with a broad range of clients to move their sustainability strategy forwards, helping to change behaviour and genuinely make a difference.

We can offer a range of creative solutions to bring your sustainability campaigns and strategies to life:

  • Strategy writing and development
  • Design and illustration
  • Infographics
  • Films and animations 
  • Develop specific campaigns focused on your sustainability goals

We can also creatively engage staff and students through campaigns, workshops and other engagement tools — with lots of methods to do this remotely if needed.

Manchester Metropolitan University

The importance that Manchester Metropolitan University puts on sustainability is evident in so many ways across its different campuses, projects and commitments. Creative Concern has worked with Manchester Met since 2008, helping the team to communicate all of its sustainability activities and initiatives. This has ranged from policy documents and reports, to energy saving campaigns and interpretation boards. It’s all about making the information beautiful and engaging, bringing facts and figures to life.

"I always have complete confidence that Creative Concern can deliver any project from its conception stages – supporting us through the whole process and often surpassing our expectations!"

Sophie Leigh, Sustainability Engagement Manager, Manchester Metropolitan University

The University of Leeds

Our work for Leeds University’s sustainability team goes back to writing and designing their Sustainability Strategy 2014-2020, ‘Becoming the Architects of Possibility’ as well as its Sustainability Annual Reports.

For the strategy, we defined four core themes under which to organise a set of commitments, all of which will go towards creating a University where sustainability is truly embedded through knowledge, engagement, collaboration and innovation. We are currently working on a set of brand illustrations and a toolkit for the sustainability service.

We also designed and built the accompanying Leeds University sustainability website, where the team can report on progress, share events and get students and staff involved with its activities.

Since then we have created a number of tools to help move their great work onwards including sub brands and collateral, illustrations for Living Lab, a creative take on travel plans and a brand and website for UK wide project PCAN.


Our sustainability experience covers brand and campaign creation, strategy development and the nuts and bolts delivery to win hearts and minds


We worked with Bournemouth University on a suite of illustrations and supporting graphics for their Sustainable Travel Plan 2019-25. Showcasing sustainable travel both on and off campus, we created a visual representation of locality and activity to represent the University and city.

Illustrating sustainable travel
In this latest CC Webinar we share some of our insights on how to communicate sustainability and stand out from the crowd.

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