Our planet needs help. Our culture is evolving rapidly. Change seems to be coming at an ever-increasing pace.

Everyone is being called to participate in the next phase of our societal development, including corporations, sports organizations, entertainment entities, non-profits and government agencies.

One route for this necessary evolution is through partnership, including corporate sponsorship of organizations working to advance commitments to sustainability, community support and the overall social good.

Creative and sustainable partnerships are needed at the local, national, and global levels in order to build an inclusive, sustainable, and resilient future for all people and our planet.

For more than 20 years, we have addressed sustainability and other social cause actions through strategic sponsorships that fund major developments, events, venues and programs. We were doing “purpose” way before it was a thing.

Out of a sense of personal commitment to the environment and to the health and happiness of younger generations, Kevin Bartram and his network of specialists have established Sustainable Sponsorships as a dedicated practice.

It is our deep intention to drive innovative partnerships that generate substantial, material value for corporate partners in return for their investment in organizations and properties committed to lifting society through innovation, technology, civic engagement and new ways of thinking.

Sustainable Sponsorships develops and activates highly effective partnership programs involving major brands and sponsored properties. The result stimulates the overall economy, generating growth and revenue for the partners involved, while simultaneously creating a positive, sustainable impact on the communities served.

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goal 1 - No Poverty
Sustainable Development Goal 2 - Zero Hunger
Sustainable Development Goal 3- Good Health and Well-Being
Sustainable Development Goal 4 - Quality Education
Sustainable Development Goal 5 - Gender Equality
Sustainable Development Goal 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
Sustainable Development Goal 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
Sustainable Development Goal 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
Sustainable Development Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation and Infrastructrure
Sustainable Development Goal 10 - Reduced Inequalities
Sustainable Development Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
Sustainable Development Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
Sustainable Development Goal 13 - Climate Action
Sustainable Development Goal 14 - Life Below Water
Sustainable Development Goal 15 - Life On Land
Sustainable Development Goal 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
Sustainable Development Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Aligning with the global mission of the UN’s “Sustainable Development Goals” (SDG’s) created gives framing and guidance for our work. Each of the 17 goals correlates with a specific call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, improve the lives and prospects of everyone, everywhere. We are committed to driving action that addresses as many of these goals as possible, in the US and beyond.

View our Success Stories for SDGs incorporated into our projects.



Bottom line

No matter the client, our objective is to establish mutually beneficial sustainable partnerships that drive action for society. Our most successful projects and programs result in wins for all involved – our clients, their partners, and the community stakeholders they serve.

We develop and activate effective sponsorship programs that include some combination of naming rights, sustainability initiatives, experiential marketing programs, special events, media platforms and community engagement. The outcome is a partner ecosystem that connects with fans, audiences and visitors while generating revenue and other forms of value for the sponsored property.

Partnership Ecosystem


Our primary intention with Sustainable Sponsorships is to advance the work of brands and other organizations that seek to address climate change, political polarization, and other environmental and social justice issues that are plaguing society through strategic, profitable partnerships.

Current & Recent Clients

Supporting influencer campaigns promoting clean energy jobs/training and grassroots conservation programs while developing corporate alliances and the Grounded Business Council, collaborating with thought leaders and leading climate organizations. Read More →

Learn more about Impossible Foods’ revolutionary partnership at Climate Pledge Arena as Oak View Group seeks to integrate sustainable actions throughout their arena network. Read more →

An innovative collaboration involving the US Green Chamber of Commerce, CA Green Business Network and uber-convener GreenWave, we’re seeking partners to drive SMB greening on a global basis. Read More →

MLB players banding together to drive sustainable action including e-waste, beach clean-ups, tree planting and environmental justice efforts in partnership with The Players Alliance. Read More →

An ambitious nature-based solution for drawing down carbon through seed tech and funding for NGOs and indigenous groups involved with biodiversity restoration; a forestry accelerator collaborating with industry leaders through the Seed to Forest Alliance and 1T.org. Read More →

Blue Shield of CA secured naming rights for the prominently positioned theater located at this innovative arts center, which has led the effort to secure greater financial support for artists. Read More →

Please visit our Success Stories for a summary of clients, and Services for more in-depth information about Sustainable Sponsorship services.