OBATA Adds Mary Riddle as Director of Sustainability Consulting

Sustainability & ESG, Training, News / December 11, 2023

By Paul Gassett

Mary Riddle, Director Sustainability Consulting Services

ST. LOUIS, MO – December 11, 2023 – OBATA, a creative agency specializing in sustainability reporting, branding, and digital communications, recently enhanced its sustainability communications services with the addition of Mary Riddle, an expert in ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) and sustainability reporting.

Riddle brings experience in ESG strategy and goal setting to assist both private and public companies in establishing relevant and meaningful sustainability goals. Through sector benchmarking, materiality assessments, data collection, and consultation on which frameworks are appropriate for a client’s industry, her expertise expands OBATA’s comprehensive corporate reporting services for its clients.

“We are delighted to welcome Mary to our company, as she will be instrumental in advancing our ESG and sustainability reporting solutions. Her expertise and skill set perfectly align with our objective to expand our services to both current and prospective clients.”

Rich Murphy, CEO of OBATA

At OBATA, we specialize in helping companies to achieve impactful sustainability strategies and communications. We work with them to define their reporting strategy, craft captivating content, develop creative designs, and deepen their message’s impact.

“I am thrilled to apply my passion and knowledge to help companies across a wide range of markets in pursuing their sustainability goals,” Riddle commented. “The critical nature of reporting the right data and information in the right way has real impact on how investors and other stakeholders view these companies. It’s something firms need to ensure they are approaching with the support of an experienced partner and I’m excited to join a team that has helped develop and publish over 60 ESG, sustainability and CSR reports,” she added.

With a master’s in science in sustainability solutions from Lipscomb University, Riddle complements OBATA’s expertise in corporate reporting including design, copywriting, photography and sustainability training services. She earned a bachelor of arts degree from Warren Wilson College and is a GRI Certified Sustainability Professional.


OBATA is a corporate, sustainability, branding, digital communications and design agency focused on simplifying the complex by helping clients challenge the chaos of today’s communications environment. Founded in 1948, OBATA is the longest consecutively-running creative services firm in St. Louis, Missouri. The company provides communications expertise in strategy, content development, and design serving large and small companies in life sciences, healthcare, technology, manufacturing, industrial, energy, financial services, transportation industries and more. For more information, visit www.obata.com or contact Paul Gassett at paul.gassett@obata.com.