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With all that has happened over the past 12 months, it felt appropriate to include this Star Wars reference in the title of this blog. Far from being gratuitous, I use it to highlight the positive reaction that many businesses have had to the significant political shocks and instability that we have been witnessing. In BSR and GlobeScan’s ninth annual Sustainable Business Survey, a majority of corporate sustainability professionals say they are confident that their companies will stay the course on...
Among global publics, the US has never been the most popular country, at least in terms of the way people view the impact it has on the world. We know this because of the long-term tracking survey GlobeScan has conducted with the BBC World Service since 2005. In our latest global country poll for the BBC World Service, the US showed the most substantial decline in ratings out of all the countries polled this year.   In 2012, the US was...
  The march towards the implementation of the SDGs is gaining traction. An ever-growing network of stakeholders is willing to join forces to tackle these 17 societal challenges. Because the Goals relate to global problems that have a real impact on each of us as human beings, directly or indirectly, it is revealing to reflect on the idea of global citizenship and how it is progressing among the public. Continue reading this article at UNESCO.org   Please feel free to comment on this...
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We are pleased to invite you to attend a special GlobeScan and SIGWATCH webinar on July 27 at 11am New York / 4pm London titled: Saint, Sinner or Change Maker? Measuring the Impact of NGOs on Corporate Reputation It’s a truism that today’s NGOs are political weather-makers across a wide range of issues. From the environment and consumerism to human rights and animal welfare, we see corporations often struggling with NGO-led public policy storms nationally and globally. What is the...
GlobeScan and SustainAbility were delighted to host a webinar on June 28 to discuss the results of The 2017 Sustainability Leaders Survey. The Sustainability Leaders Survey is the largest and longest-running survey of its kind and has tracked expert opinions on sustainable development leadership for 20 years. The discussion was lively and insightful. The five exceptional thought leaders shared insights, discussed survey findings and answered your questions on the current and future state of sustainability leadership: Mike Barry, Director of...
Mark Lee & Eric Whan presenting findings from The 2017 Sustainable Leaders Survey during a keynote at Sustainable Brands ’17 in Detroit. Image © Sustainable Brands.   Mid-May 2017, more than 2,000 sustainability professionals gathered in Detroit for the annual Sustainable Brands conference. SB’17 Detroit’s theme Redefining the Good Life was designed to let delegates explore “how redefined societal aspirations are transforming the way brands deliver value for their customers.” During the opening night plenaries, Eric Whan of GlobeScan and Mark Lee...
  Recognized as the most sustainable company in Latin America, Brazilian cosmetics manufacturer Natura is about to become a global player. It has offered €1 billion to L’Oreal for the acquisition of The Body Shop. The deal, set to be finalized by the end of this year, will solve one of Natura’s biggest challenges: how to scale up faster in the developed markets of Europe and the United States. Natura’s admiration for The Body Shop began a long time ago. The...
CSR Europe, a leading European business network for Corporate Social Responsibility, and GlobeScan have partnered to deliver a survey among 160 European business leaders to explore the current state of play with companies and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Read the full report, press release, and explore the following infographic that highlights some of the key findings of our study. (click to enlarge) Please feel free to comment on this blog or contact me directly: Salim Binbrek | Senior Project Manager...
Cranfield University came to GlobeScan with a mission – they wanted to understand what needs to be done to unlock opportunities for sustainable entrepreneurship, and they needed a way to crowdsource ideas on the topic from a vast range of stakeholders. Their goal was the final milestone concluding EU-InnovatE, an EU-funded research project investigating the innovative and entrepreneurial roles of individuals and organisations to shape a green economy. Together we embarked on the Sustainability Innovation Exchange. We coupled GlobeScan’s experience in...
On May 9th and 10th, along with our partners at SustainAbility, we hosted two webinars to discuss 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...

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