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In September 2016, GlobeScan was excited to partner with Hewlett Packard Enterprises (HPE) to deliver the fourth Living Progress Exchange (LPX). Building on the success of previous LPXs we went a step further with the latest version by holding an online dialogue simultaneously with an in-person panel at the GreenBiz VERGE conference. Our preparation and planning paid off as we were able to drive a very interesting discussion on the opportunities for and challenges of leveraging the Internet of Things (IoT)...
On September 21, at the GreenBiz Verge conference and online around the world, HPE, in conjunction with GreenBiz and GlobeScan, hosted a global interactive dialogue on how we can collectively drive the sustainability benefits of the Internet of Things to scale. The Exchange took place using GlobeScan’s new approach to stakeholder engagement: a real-time, online, text-based Collaboration Forum. The forum brought together experts from around the world to create a dialogue where we can learn from others, inspire fresh thinking...
The Internet of Things’ (IoT) potential to drive transformative change in the environmental, social and economic spheres is a source of hope and excitement. However, while some companies are delivering examples of where this potential is becoming reality, is the progress quick enough and at a large enough scale to help address the rapid onset of global challenges we face? Just as with Internet more broadly, no one owns the Internet of Things. So how do we ensure that the...
GlobeScan, SustainAbility and Sustainable Brands were delighted to host a webinar on June 29 (for Europe, Americas and Africa time zones) and June 30 (for Asia and Oceania time zones) to discuss the results of the 2016 edition of the GSS Sustainability Leaders Report (press release | full report). The GlobeScan/SustainAbility Leaders Report is the longest-running survey of its kind and has tracked expert opinions on sustainable development leadership for more than 20 years. In our latest survey, produced in partnership with Sustainable Brands, we...
A few weeks ago, we at GlobeScan successfully facilitated our first collaboration forum in Brazil for the beverage company Brasil Kirin. This online dialogue brought together stakeholders and experts from all regions of the country to talk about the material issues facing the company, understand the different perspectives and priorities of each stakeholder group, and to help set strategic priorities for the coming years. Brasil Kirin first developed its materiality matrix in 2013 and will now use the results of...
Multi-stakeholder collaboration is increasingly positioned as a way to manage global risks, make progress and help companies and societies become more resilient. In turn, NGOs have become the ‘go to’ stakeholders for companies seeking to resolve product challenges, policy conflicts and bolster their public image. Is this a good thing, and does it actually work? On May 7, 2015, GlobeScan and SIGWATCH hosted a webinar on The Changing Importance of NGOs as Stakeholders for Companies. When reviewing the recording and slides...
I’ve had the pleasure of being part of a number of Stakeholder Collaboration Forums at GlobeScan. And as I get ready to take part in my seventh – the HP Living Progress Exchange on March 17 and 18 – I thought it was a good time to reflect on why these types of forums are so compelling. What is a Collaboration Forum? For the uninitiated, the stakeholder collaboration forums that GlobeScan has developed with a number of leading companies, are,...
This article was originally published on GreenBiz.com, as part of our Proof Points series of columns. Collaboration is vital for making significant progress on some of the world’s biggest challenges. In the next few years, multinational companies will be the key drivers of broad-scale collaborations to advance the sustainable development agenda, according to sustainability experts polled in the forthcoming GlobeScan/SustainAbility Survey "Collaborating for a Sustainable Future 2015." Experts are more likely to say that corporations will play a very large role over the...
The HP Living Progress Exchange (LPX) is an online discussion that brings together leading experts and thinkers to share perspectives and develop new ideas to help make sustainable progress in three key areas: human progress, economic progress and environmental progress. On September 9, 2014, hundreds of experts from around the world joined HP and GlobeScan in the first online LPX to explore challenges and ideas in these three key areas of sustainability. The discussion was rich and enlightening, with some...
A few weeks ago I moderated a lively discussion with four thought leaders working on the front lines of business’ role in mobilizing action on climate change. Steve Howard (Chief Sustainability Officer at IKEA), Niall Dunne (Chief Sustainability Officer at BT), Paul Dickinson (Executive Chairman at CDP) and Edward Cameron (Director of Partnership Development and Research at BSR) each shared their views on the challenges and opportunities for business to play a more active role in engaging the public in the...

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