Seven Years On From The Financial Crisis: Optimism in Africa but CSR Ratings Deficit Elsewhere

In our first blog post in this series, we looked at concerns about trust and confidence in banks and financial institutions showing no signs of diminishing more than seven years on from the financial crisis. In this blog we’ll explore how the industry has lost touch with its societal role in different parts of the world. For nearly 15 years, GlobeScan has been tracking global public opinion of how well the financial services sector fulfils its responsibilities to society. The … “Seven Years On From The Financial Crisis: Optimism in Africa but CSR Ratings Deficit Elsewhere”

Webinar Recap: The Changing Importance of NGOs as Stakeholders for Companies

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 … “Webinar Recap: The Changing Importance of NGOs as Stakeholders for Companies”

New Poll Shows UK Voters Disillusioned With Political System

Sharp increase in percentage who say elections are not free and fair LONDON, 26 MARCH 2015 – On the eve of the general election campaign, dissatisfaction with the UK political system is at high levels. Over seven in ten UK citizens (73%) say that their country is not “governed by the will of the people,” according to a new GlobeScan survey of 1,000 British adults. This sense of alienation is a lasting trend in the minds of Britons as similar … “New Poll Shows UK Voters Disillusioned With Political System”

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”

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”

Increases in Perceived Seriousness of Poverty and Homelessness: Global Poll

Germany and Spain amongst countries with most significant increases    LONDON, 8 JAN 2015 – Germany and Spain have made the most dramatic increases in perceived seriousness of poverty and homelessness according to a GlobeScan poll of 24,000 citizens across 24 countries. This global poll shows the abiding strength of people’s concerns about poverty and their perceptions of economic unfairness. Poverty and homelessness continue as top-tier concerns with majorities in 15 of the 24 countries polled seeing these as a … “Increases in Perceived Seriousness of Poverty and Homelessness: Global Poll”

A Look Back at 2014 Predictions: GlobeScan’s Year in Review

As we enter the final weeks of the year, we take a look at our forecast trends from this time last year. How have our seven predictions for 2014 panned out? 1. Inequality and vulnerability. We forecast increased global concern about inequality, which has been borne out in our Radar study of citizens around the world, as well as post-Davos conversations and the huge debate around Thomas Piketty’s book, Capital in the 21st Century. And Oxfam’s analysis shows the richest … “A Look Back at 2014 Predictions: GlobeScan’s Year in Review”

GlobeScan Radar Infographic: What Are Key Issues People Worry About?

Today, companies find themselves navigating an increasingly challenging world that has been described as volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous. In this challenging context, it is becoming critical for organizations to correctly understand the sentiments of the public – sentiments that can be both ambiguous and easily misread. Our GlobeScan Radar program of evidence and counsel draws upon our database of over fifteen years of tracking of global (20-30 countries) citizen perceptions around business and its role in society. GlobeScan Radar … “GlobeScan Radar Infographic: What Are Key Issues People Worry About?”

Understanding Views on Business – GlobeScan Radar Infographic and Sector Intelligence Reports

In uncertain and volatile times, global organizations need greater insight on how to better manage risks and capitalize on opportunities, build trust with their stakeholders and society, and exert a greater influence in shaping their external context. Faced with these challenges, what can those charged with managing companies and their reputation do to stay ahead of the game? To help equip corporate leaders to take on these challenges, we are publishing 14 sector intelligence reports (covering Automotive, Banking, Beer, Chemical, Clothing, Electricity, Food, IT/Tech, Media and Entertainment, Mining, Oil and Petroleum, Pharmaceutical, Supermarkets, and … “Understanding Views on Business – GlobeScan Radar Infographic and Sector Intelligence Reports”