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Webinar Recap: 2015 RBC Canadian Water Attitudes Study

Do Canadians value water? Are our attitudes and behaviours evolving? On Wednesday, March 25th we shared insights from the 8th annual RBC Canadian Water Attitudes Study in a special webinar featuring Bob Sandford, Canadian water expert, Robert Haller, Executive Director of the Canadian Water and Wastewater Association, and Chris Coulter, co-CEO of GlobeScan. Follow the links below to learn about the findings from this quantitative survey of 2,000 Canadians, the most comprehensive of its kind in the world! Webinar Recording … “Webinar Recap: 2015 RBC Canadian Water Attitudes Study”

Upcoming Webinar: 2015 RBC Canadian Water Attitudes Study

Do Canadians value water? Are our attitudes and behaviours evolving? We will share insights from the 8th annual RBC Canadian Water Attitudes Study in a special webinar featuring Bob Sandford, Canadian water expert, Robert Haller, Executive Director of the Canadian Water and Wastewater Association, and Chris Coulter, co-CEO of GlobeScan. Join us to hear about the findings from this quantitative survey of 2,000 Canadians, the most comprehensive of its kind in the world! Webinar Title: 2015 RBC Canadian Water Attitudes … “Upcoming Webinar: 2015 RBC Canadian Water Attitudes Study”

Webinar Recap: Risk & Reputation – Trends From Digital Analytics & Primary Research

On Wednesday, February 11th we hosted a webcast titled: Risk & Reputation: Trends From Digital Analytics & Primary Research: A Data-Rich Conversation with GlobeScan and Polecat. Presenters Chris Coulter and Christophe Guibeleguiet, co-CEOs of GlobeScan, and Yasmin Crowther, Head of Strategic Research and Bronwyn Kunhardt, Managing Director at Polecat, took participants through a lively and evidence-rich discussion on corporate risk and reputation. Drawing on GlobeScan’s primary research (GlobeScan Radar) and Polecat’s digital analytics (MeaningMine), the webinar explored key trends in risk, issues and … “Webinar Recap: Risk & Reputation – Trends From Digital Analytics & Primary Research”

Engaging Experts on Human, Economic and Environmental Progress: The HP Living Progress Exchange

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 … “Engaging Experts on Human, Economic and Environmental Progress: The HP Living Progress Exchange”

GlobeScan Webinar Recap: Viewpoints for Business in 2015 – Progress and Purpose

On Thursday, January 15, GlobeScan’s co-CEO, Chris Coulter, moderated a lively discussion with a number of GlobeScan colleagues who presented our most insightful findings from 2014 to help us prepare for 2015. Femke de Man, Caroline Holme, James Morris, and Eric Whan drew on our greatest insights from our ongoing public and stakeholder trends, as well as our custom work to help us understand challenges and opportunities for leadership in 2015, including how to rebuild trust, how to engage and mobilize consumers and stakeholders … “GlobeScan Webinar Recap: Viewpoints for Business in 2015 – Progress and Purpose”

Upcoming Webinar: Risk & Reputation – Trends From Digital Analytics & Primary Research

Please join Chris Coulter and Christophe Guibeleguiet from GlobeScan, and Bronwyn Kunhardt and Yasmin Crowther from Polecat for a lively and evidence-rich discussion on corporate risk and reputation. Drawing on GlobeScan’s primary research and Polecat’s digital analytics, we will explore key trends in risk, issues and leadership across different sectors, companies and global markets. Particular attention will be paid to the oil, pharma and finance sectors. The webinar will also demonstrate how primary and digital research complement each other in … “Upcoming Webinar: Risk & Reputation – Trends From Digital Analytics & Primary Research”

Upcoming GlobeScan Radar Webinar: State of the World – Progress and Purpose

GlobeScan’s co-CEO, Chris Coulter, will moderate a lively discussion with a number of GlobeScan colleagues who will present our most insightful findings from 2014 to help us prepare for 2015. Femke de Man, Caroline Holme, James Morris, and Eric Whan will draw on our greatest insights from our ongoing public and stakeholder trends, as well as our custom work to help us understand challenges and opportunities for leadership in 2015, including how to rebuild trust, how to engage and mobilize consumers and stakeholders and … “Upcoming GlobeScan Radar Webinar: State of the World – Progress and Purpose”

Net Impact 2014: The Future of Sustainability Leadership

Sometimes, the present bodes well for the future. Last week I attended the 2014 Net Impact conference in Minneapolis, and it was a buzz of energy and enthusiasm: everywhere one looked there were high-caliber students and “professionals” in CSR and sustainability wanting to forge greater connections to deliver impact. The energy in the sprawling Convention Center was contagious, with professionals feeding off the ambition and enthusiasm of rising leaders in the room. While the focus of this event tends to be … “Net Impact 2014: The Future of Sustainability Leadership”

BSR 2014: Five Quotes to Make You Think

I had the pleasure of attending the 2014 BSR Conference last week, and was blown away by the number of interesting, thought-provoking speakers the event featured. There were many inspirational moments during the three days of convening, and so I thought I’d share my top 5 quotes from the conference. These comments not only sum up some of the key themes that ran through the entire event, but are also great food for thought for the GlobeScan nexus of brand, … “BSR 2014: Five Quotes to Make You Think”

Sustainability Starts From Within: 3 Key Takeaways from Day Two at Sustainable Brands London 2014

After touching on the relationship between brands and consumers on Day One, Day Two of the Sustainable Brands conference in London offered a wealth of insights and real life experiences in how to embed sustainability into an organisation. Three “must-do’s” stood out for me: First, embedding sustainability starts with identifying a corporate purpose and a set of values which will guide how employees behave as individuals, and collectively. David Wheldon, Head of Brand, Reputation and Citizenship at Barclays Group shared his … “Sustainability Starts From Within: 3 Key Takeaways from Day Two at Sustainable Brands London 2014”

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Opportunities to Reimagine Brand Purpose: 3 Key Takeaways from Day One at Sustainable Brands London 2014

Three themes stood out for me in the midst of all the great presentations and discussions on the first day of the Sustainable Brands conference in London. First, we kept hearing about shifts in the relationship between brands and consumers and the opportunities that are opening up for marketers. James Goodman (Forum for the Future) reflected that brands need sustainability and that the relationship with consumers is moving from the linear to the circular. There’s also increasing complexity in channels of influence, … “Opportunities to Reimagine Brand Purpose: 3 Key Takeaways from Day One at Sustainable Brands London 2014”

On the Front Lines of Progressive Leadership: Lessons Learned for Shared Success

I had the honour to moderate an insightful and inspiring webinar on October 27 with three diverse and remarkable thinkers, all of whom have recently published excellent books on the topic of enlightened business leadership: Sir Mark Moody-Stuart, Chairman of the Foundation for the UN Global Compact and former Chairman of Shell and Anglo American, and author of Responsible Leadership: Lessons from the Front Line of Sustainability and Ethics. Christine Bader, a visiting scholar at Columbia University,former policy manager at … “On the Front Lines of Progressive Leadership: Lessons Learned for Shared Success”

Join the HP Living Progress Exchange: Creating a Better Future Through Actions and Innovations

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 … “Join the HP Living Progress Exchange: Creating a Better Future Through Actions and Innovations”

Webinar Recap: The Aspirationals – Shifting Sustainability from Obligation to Desire

On Wednesday, June 25th, along with our partners at BBMG, we hosted a webcast titled:The Aspirationals: Shifting Sustainability from Obligation to Desire. We had a lively conversation in which Raphael Bemporad of BBMG, Chris Coulter of GlobeScan, and Jennifer Kho of The Guardian Sustainable Business explored the demographics, psychographics, key sustainability behaviors and brand preferences of the influential Aspirational consumer segment and outlined five ways to reach, engage and unleash the Aspirationals to drive business growth and positive social impact. Watch Full Recording … “Webinar Recap: The Aspirationals – Shifting Sustainability from Obligation to Desire”

Webinar Recap: Where the World is Going and How to Navigate its Complexity: A Data-Rich Conversation with GlobeScan and Polecat

On Wednesday, June 11th we hosted a webcast titled: Where the World is Going and How to Navigate its Complexity: A Data-Rich Conversation with GlobeScan and Polecat. Presenters Chris Coulter, CEO of GlobeScan, Yasmin Crowther, Head of Strategic Research at Polecat, and Bronwyn Kunhardt, Managing Director of Polecat, took participants through our perspective of the world via digital and public opinion data. The webinar featured: Insights from GlobeScan’s very recent 24 country public opinion tracking Radar research on trends in trust … “Webinar Recap: Where the World is Going and How to Navigate its Complexity: A Data-Rich Conversation with GlobeScan and Polecat”

Webinar Recap: Results of our 20th anniversary GSS Leaders Survey

On Wednesday, May 14th, along with our partners at SustainAbility, we hosted a webcast on our 20th anniversary survey: The 2014 GlobeScan/SustainAbility Sustainability Leaders Report. Presenters Chris Coulter, CEO of GlobeScan, and Chris Guenther, Research Director at SustainAbility had a lively conversation about which companies our 900+ experts believe are leading the sustainability agenda in 2014. For the fourth year in a row, and by the largest margin yet, Unilever is regarded as the number-one corporate sustainability leader, with 33 … “Webinar Recap: Results of our 20th anniversary GSS Leaders Survey”

Webinar: The Aspirationals: Shifting Sustainability from Obligation to Desire

Following the release of the 2014 Aspirational Consumer Index, BBMG and GlobeScan today announced they will co-host a free webinar to help companies understand the latest data points and what they mean for driving growth and positive social impact by engaging Aspirational consumers. The webinar will feature Chris Coulter, CEO of GlobeScan, and Raphael Bemporad, co-founder and chief strategy officer of BBMG. Jennifer Kho, U.S. editor for The Guardian Sustainable Business, will moderate. Discovered in 2013, Aspirationals are a powerful new … “Webinar: The Aspirationals: Shifting Sustainability from Obligation to Desire”

A Sustainability Conference, Without Sustainability Professionals?

I recently attended another interesting and enjoyable BSR Conference, this year focused on the Power of Networks (and conveniently for the GlobeScan San Francisco team – located in our own fair city!). At the conclusion of the conference I left having spoken to many interesting people who are doing fabulous and formative work in the sustainability arena. My own personal network is always expanded, and I am buoyed by the efforts of these people who are leading their companies to … “A Sustainability Conference, Without Sustainability Professionals?”

3 Lessons for Brands from Sustainable Brands London 2013

Last week, my colleague, Abbie Curtis, and I enjoyed a fantastic couple of days at Sustainable Brands London. Monday started with insights on declining trust in brands and the rise of feminine values, and Tuesday ended with lessons for intrapreneurs and how to be a successful change agent. There was an abundance of research, advice and case studies in between. I’ve just selected 3 lessons for organizations that are trying to cement their position as sustainable brands. These stood out … “3 Lessons for Brands from Sustainable Brands London 2013”

How Global Business Can Respond to Societal Expectations: A GlobeScan Radar Webinar

With businesses, citizens and governments around the world adjusting to a ‘new normal’ of low growth and contending with an ever-growing set of complex social and environmental challenges, how are public attitudes towards the corporate world and its place in society changing? And how can business respond? Through our annual global polling on business in society that informs the GlobeScan Radar program, we conducted a webinar on June 27, 2013 that looked at the current state of public trust in … “How Global Business Can Respond to Societal Expectations: A GlobeScan Radar Webinar”

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RBC CWAS 2013 – Post-Webinar Information

Presentation materials: Download the presentation slides (.PDF, 2.4MB) Review a recording of the full webinar Download the full results of the 2013 Canadian Water Attitudes Study (.PDF, 3.8MB) Explore more from the 2013 Canadian Water Attitudes Study We would appreciate hearing your feedback on the Canadian Water Attitudes Study by answering this quick, 2-question poll. Presenter contact information: Lynn Patterson, Director, Corporate Responsibility, RBC: lynn.e.patterson@rbc.com Chris Coulter, President, GlobeScan: chris.coulter@globescan.com Bob Sandford, EPCOR Chair, Canadian Partnership Initiative, United Nations Water for Life … “RBC CWAS 2013 – Post-Webinar Information”

Webinar on Consumers and the Future of Sustainability

Click to read the full study On Thursday, February 7, 2013, BBMG, GlobeScan and SustainAbility hosted a special webinar featuring highlights from a new global Regeneration Roadmap study on how consumers are balancing environmentalism and materialism to shape the future of sustainability. A full recording of the webinar is available here Can we shop our way to sustainability? What actually motivates behavior change? What is the role of consumers in shaping a more sustainable economy? Based on the views of 6,224 consumers across … “Webinar on Consumers and the Future of Sustainability”