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On March 15 we jointly hosted a webinar with Sustainable Brands 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 an insightful 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. KoAnn Skrzyniarz,...
We are pleased to invite you to attend a special RBC and GlobeScan 60-minute webinar on April 11 at 11:00 EST / 8:00 PST. 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? Join us as we share insights from...
On November 9 we hosted a webinar discussion titled "Managing Trust Risk: Insights from a Global Consultation with Corporate Affairs Practitioners."  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...
New GlobeScan research for the Marine Stewardship Council has found that the majority of seafood consumers are engaged in the topic of ocean sustainability and believe brands and supermarkets should have their claims around sustainability independently verified. We recently hosted webinars in two different timezones to explore these findings and more from the world's largest ever global analysis of attitudes to seafood consumption. Over 16,000 seafood consumers took part in this research, which ensured a statistically representative sample across 21 countries....
Supply chains are the arteries of modern economies, touching the lives of workers at production factories to end-consumers across the world. Operating within this complex global system is undoubtedly a challenge. Moreover, the complexities of our supply chains often become further entangled with obscure laws, cumbersome regulations and opaque governance. This is changing. Brands are becoming more transparent and supply chains are getting more daylight… but it is only just morning. On October 10, in the first of our 2-part series...
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On August 30 we hosted a webinar discussion with the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) titled "A Changing Tide in Africa: Conflict, Corruption & Economic Opportunity."  A new story is emerging in Africa and it is being told by those most crucial in determining Africa’s future – its citizens. Their concerns are shifting away from tribal clashes and state-driven violence toward a new set of issues. Africa’s citizens are disappointed by the performance of their governments, concerned about pervasive...
On July 21 GlobeScan CEO Chris Coulter hosted a webinar exploring our recent global public opinion survey of over 25,000 people across 25 countries. We shared our latest tracking of trust in institutions, expectations for responsible business, reputation of industry sectors and consumer views of corporate leadership and purpose. Findings were drawn from GlobeScan Radar, our program of evidence and counsel that draws upon our unique database of over fifteen years of tracking of global citizen and stakeholder perceptions around business...
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...
On January 13, Chris Coulter (CEO, GlobeScan), Wander Meijer (Asia Pacific Director, GlobeScan), Jeanne Ng (Director Group Sustainability at CLP Power Hong Kong Ltd.), and Johnny Kwan (Founder and Chairman, Bee Associates, ex-BASF SVP) hosted a webinar exploring GlobeScan’s latest global public opinion and stakeholder research on issues affecting business and organizations in Asia Pacific. We were thrilled to have Jeanne Ng and Johnny Kwan join the webinar. Dr. Ng is a respected and experienced sustainability professionals working in Hong Kong for...
How can a company like IKEA live up to stakeholders’ expectations and have a positive impact on people and the planet? What should the role of companies be in meeting the many challenges we face in society today? On a November 20th webinar, Steve Howard, Chief Sustainability Officer of IKEA Group and Chris Coulter, CEO of GlobeScan discussed shifting expectations of stakeholders toward companies to be a force for good and explored IKEA’s People and Planet Positive sustainability strategy – one of the strongest drivers...

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