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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,...
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...
On September 9, 2014, GlobeScan and HP will host the HP Living Progress Exchange, an online forum bringing together experts and opinion leaders from around the world to create a dialogue where we can learn from others, inspire fresh thinking and share good practice. The Exchange will take place using GlobeScan’s new approach to stakeholder engagement: a real-time, online, text-based Collaboration Forum hosted at www.GlobescanForum.com/HP-Living-Progress. The Exchange will bring together experts from academia, business, civil society, and government in a discussion...
Earlier this month, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) predicted that on current trends 39 percent of the world would be connected to the Internet by the end of the 2013. Penetration in developing countries is expected to reach 31 percent by the end of 2013. And, in a sign of the growing centrality of the Internet to modern life, our global tracking reveals that majorities in most countries consider Internet access to be a fundamental right. When we polled the public...
At the end of last week, Twitter announced that 250,000 of its users had had their passwords stolen in a cyber attack on the company. Though just a fraction of the social media site’s 200 million users, the episode illustrates how the social media boom has increased the potential for personal details to fall into the wrong hands. Such controversies may explain why respect for the IT industry is falling. Though still the most highly regarded industry among those GlobeScan tracks,...
As the Durban UN summit struggles to reach an agreement that will keep climate change within acceptable limits over the next decades, GlobeScan tracking reveals that the public in much of the world is losing faith that there will be a technological solution to the problems posed by a changing climate. The optimism that developing nations, in particular, felt that the same technological innovation that was helping to drive strong economic growth in their countries would also solve climate change with...
Tagged in: Climate Environment IT
Labour standards scandals such as those at Apple supplier Foxconn are having an impact on Chinese consumers’ perceptions of the CSR performance of technology companies, the latest GlobeScan tracking suggests. At the start of the last decade, the technology sector was positively rated for its CSR by Chinese consumers, with a net score of +54, indicating that most tended to view the industry as “one of the best” in fulfilling its responsibilities to society. This year, however, there has been a...
Tagged in: CSR IT

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