Sustainability as a monetary brand value

Date of publication: September 22, 2009

Author: Stephan Götze

Abstract:

This presentation describes the results of basic research regarding the relation between sustainability and brands in general and the relevance of sustainability for brand equity in particular. The understanding of social comparison processes and the method of conceptualising and measuring attitudes by applying the models of Fishbein and Ajzen, lead to basic findings about the importance of the perception and evaluation of sustainability in the social environment of customers. The psychological impact of a brand, and thereby the impact of sustainability on the purchasing decision, is the basis whereby one calculates the Brand Equity by using a certain formula and so to sustainability as a monetary brand value.

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