The Great Reset
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Why do we need to reset?

The Challenge

The pause during lockdown created by the pandemic will result in a 7% decrease in global emissions in 2020. The UN states that we need a decrease of 7.6% every year until 2030 to avoid climate and ecological disaster. This means we need to maintain the same decrease every year as if we were living in lockdown.

The challenge is that as we emerge from the pandemic the pressure to go back to ‘Business As Usual’ will intensify. But people don’t want to go back. Only 23%* of the UK public believe following lockdown, advertising should encourage people to consume, shop and fly like before lockdown. 77%* believe it is the industry’s responsibility to encourage people to behave more sustainably like during lockdown.

Right now we have a small window of opportunity to reset and shape the future we want.

*OnePulse survey 1,000 respondents representative sample of UK public aged 16+)

What is The Great Reset?

The Campaign

The Great Reset is a creative industry movement to embed the positive environmental shifts that have happened during lockdown as THE new normal.

Our industry has power and influence but we need lots of people to choose to use it. We must grab this opportunity to help shape a society that puts mankind and our planet’s needs first. To do this we need to:

  • Reset ourselves to become agents of change, not just passive receivers of briefs
  • Reset our work so what we create promotes sustainable values, behaviours and change
  • Reset our impact by reevaluating what we measure and celebrate as ‘success’

What can you commit to by July 30th?

The Ask

There will be three phases to The Great Reset campaign, the first and second are focused on securing media space and developing creative work to fill it. The third is putting this out in the world, using our creative influence to help reset society.

You can join The Great Reset today by doing these three things:Support and Pledge what you can by 30th JulyAttend a Great Reset Gathering during JulyDownload and read The White Paper now

Oh, and share it far and wide with your friends, colleagues, CEOs and network, everyone is invited.

The Pledge

The Great Reset has been created by Purpose Disruptors, the people who got 160 CEO’s to sign up to Create & Strike. We have the support of a community of over 700 people and this campaign is being created collaboratively by people from competing agencies in the creative industry.

Who has committed already?

Our launch partners are D&AD providing a great platform and opportunity for people to showcase creative work that is in mankind and the planet’s best interest. More details to follow on this.

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What is on? Gatherings

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Where can I find out more?

Attend a Great Reset Gathering, our 90 minute virtual sessions happening daily from 8th July 2020. You will be able to find out more, ask questions, understand what you can do to help and meet other like minded people. Places will be limited to 100 per session and will book up quickly so secure your place by booking now.

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The White Paper How can I deepen my under

To understand more about the intellectual argument, research and thinking behind The Great Reset. Read it, digest it, talk about it, share it, send it to your CEO (if you are the CEO send it to other CEOs).

Our 20 minute white paper.

Pledge your support now

We believe that people in our industry have power and influence but we need people, lots of people to choose to use it. To make a pledge and help shape a society that puts mankind and our planet’s needs first.

We know everyone can contribute something, whether you are a leader or influencer in the industry or a junior changemaker your support is important. We need people who work in media (owners, platforms, agencies) and creative (platforms, makers, agencies) and people who can amplify the campaign.

This form is not perfect but the aim is to make it easy for people like you to pledge what you can from where you stand. If you want to find out more please come to a Great Reset Gathering.

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