evidence and ideas. applied




Global Compact Supporter logo 

UN Global Compact

Since July 2004, GlobeScan has been a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact, committing to the Compact's 10 Principles. The Global Compact is a network of UN agencies, corporations, non-governmental organizations, labor and academic institutions that endorse a shared set of principles on good corporate citizenship.

2011 Communication on Progress Report

2012 Communication on Progress Report

2013 Communication on Progress Report

On June 13, 2013, the UN Global Compact officially launched the Canadian Local Network. GlobeScan, along with six founding signatory companies – Barrick Gold Corp, Scotiabank, Suncor Energy, Teck Resources Limited, TELUS, and Unilever Canada - helped to drive the initiative.

Read the Press Release




GlobeScan is a founding partner of COMplus, a diverse global alliance of organisations committed to bringing sustainable development closer to people through inspiring and innovative communication approaches. Building on an integral social, environmental and economic vision of development, COMplus offers a communication platform to share diverse new ideas and expertise amongst global decision makers, journalists, and communicators.



Climate Care

To play our part in tackling climate change, we have teamed up with ClimateCare to offset the greenhouse gas emissions from our business.

ClimateCare will fund projects that reduce emissions through energy efficiency and renewables around the world, reducing global carbon emissions on our behalf.


 Bullfrog Power - logo

Bullfrog Power

Bullfrog Power, Canada's leading green energy provider, makes it easy for homes and businesses to switch to 100% clean, pollution-free energy. By choosing Bullfrog Power, you can reduce your environmental impact, support new renewable energy project development in your region and across Canada, and help create a cleaner, healthier world.

GlobeScan's head office is Bullfrog Powered with 100% green electricity.



WorldPublicOpinion.org (WPO)

GlobeScan is a regular contributor to WPO, a source of in-depth information and analysis on public opinion from around the world on international issues, managed by PIPA.



LEAD International

LEAD is the world’s largest international non-profit organisation focused on leadership and sustainable development. LEAD equips outstanding leaders from around the world with skills for sustainable decision making through a world class training programme, and by offering them a worldwide network of their peers as a resource to help them address sustainability challenges at local, regional and global levels.


The Lord Home Memorial LEAD Scholarship

In memory of former GlobeScan Chairman Richard Holme, this fund aims to facilitate African leadership for sustainable development.  In 2012 this provides air fares for seven Senegalese and Gambian LEAD Africa Fellowship participants to attend the Pan-African Session in Lilongwe, Malawi. The Pan African Session is the culmination of the African-led training programme equipping new leaders with the necessary tools and networks to achieve change. The 2012 theme is ‘Population and Climate Change: Towards Climate Compatible Development for Africa.’

2011 Recipient: Isa Yunusa Chedi

In 2011, GlobeScan provided an grant of €7,700.00 to a candidate from Africa with a commitment to sustainable development. The Scholarship allowed the selected participant to participate in all core modules of LEAD training so that they may graduate as a LEAD Fellow.

YunusaIsa Yunusa Chedi

ICT Unit, National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA), Kaduna, Nigeria 

View Isa Yunusa Chedi's LinkedIn Profile

Isa Yunusa Chedi is Head of the Kaduna Zonal Office of Nigeria’s National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agenxy (NOSDRA)

NOSDRA is a government environmental regulatory agency that is entrusted with the responsibility of regulating oil & gas activities in Nigeria. It is also the lead agency in oil spill management including Oil Spill Contingency Plan activation, monitoring of cleaning up and remediation of oil impacted site; oily waste management, etc.

As the Head of the zonal field office Yunusa is responsible for managing and coordinating all activities of the Agency at the zonal level. The Kaduna Zonal Office covers the entire northern Nigeria with the exception of three states (i.e. Adamawa, Taraba and some part of Kogi States). Yunusa is in charge of planning, coordination and implementation of the Action Plan of the zone. Yunusa is also responsible for allocation of resources for carrying out a particular task especially relating to regulation of oil and gas companies and an intervention between operating companies and host communities for the purpose of mediation and compensation for oil pollution within the jurisdiction of the Kaduna zone. He manages the GIS laboratory for the purpose of geospatial database update and data retrieve.

Yunusa visited GlobeScan’s head office after completing the Leadership for Environment and Development Fellowship at the LEAD International Session and spoke to the whole company about his experiences in environmental administration in Africa, commenting that the Fellowship had improved his leadership skills, ability to manage people and improved his approach to issues response, as well as providing him with pan-African contacts to coordinate with colleagues on the sustainability and environmental issues management agenda.

What did the LEAD training mean to you, and what impact has it had - personally and professionally?

LEAD Training is a program aimed at identifying potential world leaders with a view to ensuring that the concept of sustainable development is inculcated in them. Thus, having passed though the training at different levels, I came to realize how important the training is to me at personal and professional levels.

Without doubt, the training has profoundly helped me in building self-confidence. It has also equipped me with the ability to visualise in a holistic manner complex problems; identify inter-linkages and eventually develop workable solutions. Another profound personal impact gained from the training is the need to ‘walk the talk’, i.e. to put my knowledge into action especially on sustainable development issues. I have also been utilizing the LEAD’s network in obtaining information from other countries on some issues that has to do with good governance and environment.   

LEAD Training has also added another dimension to my approach to work with other people. I came to realize how important it is to carry each member of my team along. And how imperative it is to identify the needs of communities before implementing a community project.

LEAD training for me therefore, is a learning experience that has helped in changing my general attitude and behaviour toward people and the environment.


Associations and Memberships


ESOMAR Member logo


ESOMAR is the world association for enabling better research into markets, consumers, and societies. GlobeScan adheres to the professional opinion research standards of ESOMAR in all its research assignments.




The World Association for Public Opinion Research is a professional society of academic and business professionals in over 50 countries who share information in the field of public opinion research. GlobeScan is regularly invited to present professional papers to its annual conferences.



The International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF)

Launched by HRH The Prince of Wales, IBLF promotes responsible business leadership and partnerships for sustainable international development. GlobeScan has been an active Corporate Partner of IBLF since 2003.


BSR logo 


A leader in corporate responsibility since 1992, Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) works with its global network of more than 250 member companies to develop sustainable business strategies and solutions through consulting, research, and cross-sector collaboration. Together, GlobeScan and BSR conduct the annual State of Sustainable Business Poll among BSR member organizations from around the world.




Founded in 1995, Canadian Business for Social Responsibility (CBSR) is a non-profit, member-led organization that mobilizes Canadian companies to make powerful business decisions that improve performance and contribute to a better world. The globally recognized source for corporate social responsibility in Canada, CBSR is the Canadian representative in a worldwide network committed to corporate social responsibility (CSR).



Small-Square---Our-Approach Small-Square---Case-Studies Small-Square---Our-Team

GlobeScan is a member of the world’s leading opinion research associations and maintains affiliations with a number of like-minded organizations that enable us to operate more sustainably.