The digital age is society's fourth industrial revolution

Like all revolutions, it brings exciting potential for huge economic benefits for businesses and people alike. But it also brings the challenge of ensuring that no one is left behind. 

De-globalisation. Unequal technology access. Protectionism. Lack of trust. The shifting landscape of jobs and skills. Inequality. Any of these could prevent the democratic spread of technological progress. 

The digital age is creating enormous wealth, but many are losing out. 

We can do better. 

So, as we strive to be pioneers in the digital revolution, we’ll only ever do things that work for everyone. That’s our commitment to society.

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Our 2019 Social Impact Report

Our purpose at Dentsu Aegis is to create a digital economy that works for all. Over the last two years, we have made strong progress against our 2020 goals, and we’re delighted to share our 2019 results, which show the significant impact we’ve made against our targets and on society as a whole.

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Improving society for everyone

Digital skills

We’re sharing our skills and capabilities with the next generation and supporting them to find roles in our industry. Our goal is to improve the digital skills of 100,000 people by 2020.

Tomorrow's leaders

We’re mentoring entrepreneurs and change makers to build successful, diverse and inclusive businesses. Our goal is to mentor 100 female entrepreneurs by 2020.

Digital for society

We’re transforming the role of brands to deliver better outcomes for society. Our goal is to reach 1 billion people through campaigns related to the Sustainable Development Goals by 2020.

Operating better in the digital economy

For the planet

We’re transitioning towards a low carbon business with a goal to use 100% renewable energy by 2020.

For our communities

We’re helping our people share their time and talent with society.

For our people

We’re creating a diverse and inclusive workforce intent on making a difference.

Our network is committed to three global social impact programmes

The Code

We're opening the doors of our industry to the next generation. The Code teaches young people the skills they need to thrive in the digital economy.

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Female Foundry

Our mentorship programme for the female leaders of tomorrow is empowering women in business and driving economic growth around the world. Developed by iProspect, powered by Dentsu Aegis Network. 

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Common Ground

We're marketing for good through Common Ground, a joint industry initiative to help achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals. 

Our environment strategy

We're aiming to reduce our carbon footprint by 40% per full time employee by 2020.

We've made a commitment to purchase 100% of our electricity from renewable sources by 2020.

Our aim is to reduce our business travel by 25% per full time employee by 2020. And we're working with clients to find ways to further reduce our impact together. 


A globally endorsed environmental disclosure system on which we're rated A-

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An online CSR scoring platform. In 2019 we were awarded a 'Silver' rating

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Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

We've been listed on the DJSI since 2016

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Dentsu Inc integrated report 2019

See 2019's report here

Link to Dentsu Inc integrated report 2019

Common Ground Report 2019

We are engaging with clients and partners to address the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

Link to Common Ground Report 2019

Purpose Marketing

Measuring societal impact

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Environmental policy

Based on ISO14001 principles and updated manually

Link to Environmental policy

International Women's Day

Discover our plans for International Women's Day

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Our partners

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  • Dow Jones Sustainability Index
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  • UN Global Compact
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  • Sustainable development goals logo
  • Responsible media forum
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