The PHA Group Strengthens Its Sustainability Portfolio, Winning Retained Brief for Simply Sustainable – The Global Sustainability and ESG Consultancy

by | Mar 15, 2022

The PHA Group announced that it is the dedicated UK PR agency for award-winning ESG consultancy Simply Sustainable.

The Entrepreneur and Business division within PHA will be working closely with Simply Sustainable’s CEO, Nicola Stopps as the company expands from its London HQ into Dublin and Amsterdam. PHA’s primary focus will be on press office and strategic communications as the business continues to meet increased client demand due to a hyperfocus on corporate sustainability and an influx of ESG standards and regulations.

Corporates are under increased pressure to make actionable changes to their business models but competition and confusion in the sector is preventing this from being implemented efficiently: many businesses don’t know where to start.

Simply Sustainable was founded in 2010 by Nicola Stopps with the aim of making sustainable operations “business as usual” for all corporates and demystifying the implementation of ESG strategies. The company creates bespoke corporate sustainability and ESG solutions for their clients, which can be implemented to the benefit of business performance.

Nicola has over 25 years’ experience in the corporate sustainability sector, setting up Simply Sustainable following in house ESG roles at BBC, DHL, Travelodge, T-Mobile and EE where she identified the pressing need to help the corporate sector facilitate their transition to better ESG practices. Nicola’s knowledge and expertise in the industry is unrivalled, and the business’ growth is testament to that passion.

Over the last decade, Simply Sustainable has grown 40% year on year and holds a client portfolio of over 150 businesses worldwide including easyJet, BBC and Spotify.

Simply Sustainable appointed PHA following a competitive pitch process which demonstrated the division’s expertise within the broader fields of sustainability and responsible business, as well as its successful track record of working with ambitious founders in fast-growth, international businesses.

Commenting on the appointment, Simply Sustainable’s CEO, Nicola Stopps says:

“We are excited to join forces with The PHA Group to help support our international growth strategy. Sustainability and ESG have now become crucial to a successful business strategy, something I am proud that Simply Sustainable has been doing for over 10 years.

“Central to our approach to solving some of the most complex problems within businesses is that we are committed to bringing systemic change whilst adding value to every business we work with. We are delighted to bring this message to a wider audience and look forward to working with the PHA team to help achieve it.”

Mimi Brown, Head of the Entrepreneur and Business division at The PHA Group comments:

“Sustainable and regenerative business transformation is jargon heavy and difficult to understand – yet an integral focus for businesses worldwide as we universally tackle the impact of climate change and a more equitable world. Simply Sustainable’s approach asks the right questions and creates bespoke ESG strategies which remove the barriers to change, at scale. Nicola’s enthusiasm for the sector is infectious, and we are delighted to be championing her work as the company continues to expand on an international level.”

For more information please contact simplysustainable@thephagroup.com.

About Simply Sustainable

 Simply Sustainable is a global award-winning ESG and Sustainability consultancy founded in 2010. We have spent many years working side by side with large international brands to bring about transformative systems change.

A key enabler in realising sustainability and ESG aspirations. We find and deliver ambitious, but achievable pathways to reach goals that add value and align with your own sustainability journey.

We support our clients by working across 6 areas:

  • ESG and sustainability strategy
  • Carbon, just transition and climate resilience
  • Sustainability leadership, reporting and communications
  • ESG optimisation
  • Sustainable business transformation
  • Compliance and training

In bringing together these diverse and technical services, we are perfectly placed to guide clients from first steps to sustainability leadership and from strategy through to implementation.


About The PHA Group

Established in 2005, The PHA Group is an award-wining independent PR and Digital agency founded by Phil Hall, the former editor of the world’s bestselling newspaper and Director of Editorial Development at Trinity Mirror Group.

With offices based in London, Manchester, Leeds and Wokingham, The PHA Group constitutes consumer, corporate and reputation PR specialists to deliver transformational results for clients, including household brands, international corporations, ambitious start-ups, and individuals with a story to tell.

Our unparalleled network integrates top-level media and influencer contacts with strategic, creative, digital, and social insight, as well as global connections, to create a truly bespoke service. www.thephagroup.com

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