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GlobeScan and SustainAbility are delighted to invite you to a webinar to discuss the results of our assessment of experts’ views on progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We asked over 500 experienced corporate sustainability professionals in 74 countries to evaluate the progress that has been made on each SDG, to rank their relative urgency and also to share insights into the priorities within their own organizations. Corporate experts were also asked how their own companies are responding to the...
On April 11, RBC and GlobeScan hosted a webinar to explore the 2017 RBC Canadian Water Attitudes Study. For 10 years, RBC’s Canadian Water Attitudes Study has explored Canadian attitudes towards the protection and management of our fresh water supply. Each year, we ask about a wide range of water issues, and the question remains: do Canadians really value water? And how have our attitudes and behaviours evolved?   The webinar featured a distinguished panel of guest speakers: Bob Sandford, EPCOR Chair,...
During the US Presidential campaign, the then-candidate Donald Trump consistently touted his business credentials as an asset for how he would be successful as the nation’s Chief Executive. We have now experienced the Trump administration for over 60 days, and it is interesting to assess the manner in which he is governing compared to what we know to be the tenets of successful corporate leadership. Leaving aside any perceptions about the policy ideas expressed by the administration, it is curious...
On March 15 we jointly hosted a webinar with Sustainable Brands and PepsiCo titled "Purposefully on Purpose: How Purpose Can Build More Societal Trust in Business." Moderated by GlobeScan co-CEO Chris Coulter, and joined by GlobeScan Director James Morris and Sustainable Brands CEO KoAnn Skrzyniarz, Jon Banner, Executive Vice President, PepsiCo, provided his perspective on PepsiCo’s Performance with Purpose journey over the past decade including how to deliver and scale positive social outcomes through a company’s business strategy. Jon leads PepsiCo’s global...
On March 15 we jointly hosted a webinar with Sustainable Brands and PepsiCo titled "Purposefully on Purpose: How Purpose Can Build More Societal Trust in Business." Moderated by GlobeScan co-CEO Chris Coulter and joined by Sustainable Brands CEO KoAnn Skrzyniarz and PepsiCo EVP Jon Banner, GlobeScan Director James Morris recapped findings of GlobeScan's “Public on Purpose” survey by reflecting on insights on the increasingly important role of purpose in today’s business environment, and how companies are discovering the broad benefits of clearly understanding and articulating...
On March 15 we jointly hosted a webinar with Sustainable Brands and PepsiCo titled "Purposefully on Purpose: How Purpose Can Build More Societal Trust in Business." Moderated by GlobeScan co-CEO Chris Coulter, and joined by GlobeScan Director James Morris and PepsiCo EVP Jon Banner, Sustainable Brands CEO KoAnn Skrzyniarz reflected on the suite of SB 2016 conferences which focused on the theme of “Activating Purpose”. Uniquely placed to provide insight on the inspiring ways that brands are activating their purpose, KoAnn provided a perspective...
On March 15 we jointly hosted a webinar with Sustainable Brands and PepsiCo titled "Purposefully on Purpose: How Purpose Can Build More Societal Trust in Business." The degree to which brands are embracing Purpose is growing and revolutionizing what a company can and should stand for. Chris Coulter, CEO of GlobeScan, moderated a discussion with three remarkable thought leaders: James Morris, Director, GlobeScan: James presented key insights from a global consumer study on understanding, expectations and opportunities for Purpose. Watch James'...

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In the wake of a new political landscape, it seems more timely than ever to have an important conversation about the interaction of business and society in today’s world, and the increasingly blurred lines between the two. For one, the U.S. presidential election in 2016 might have created the perfect storm for a number of global companies with headquarters in the U.S. to take on bigger social and political stances than they have been accustomed to because of mounting customer,...
The trust deficiency that many businesses are facing is an underlying threat to their license to operate, that also undermines the reputation equity. Trust has become such a critical strategic issue that it needs to be fully integrated as part of risk management, and this evolution has reshuffled the cards for corporate affairs practitioners. Managing trust risk requires a better understanding of the meaning of trust as a concept, and of its core components in order to deliver a holistic strategy...
At the GreenBiz 17 conference held in Phoenix, Arizona on Feb 14-16, 2017, GlobeScan co-CEO Chris Coulter shared some new data from the 20th annual GlobeScan Radar program, the global public opinion study tracking societal views and expectations of business by consumers across over 20 countries. This annual survey measures and understands citizens’ expectations, attitudes and perceptions of business and its role in society. In the full video of Chris' plenary below, where he also drew on findings from the GlobeScan/SustainAbility Survey, hear how...

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