Insight of the Week: Climate Concern Among Experts Has Grown Consistently Over the Past Decade

The perceived urgency of climate change has risen steadily in the past decade, with sustainability experts today almost unanimously calling climate change an urgent issue. As climate concern grows, so do expectations for companies and brands to focus on delivering impact, not only on their own performance but also for the broader sustainability agenda. Source: GlobeScan/SustainAbility Institute by ERM Survey of over 700 experts representing business, government, NGOs, and academia across 73 countries​  

The 2022 GlobeScan / SustainAbility Leaders Survey | Report & Webinar

About the 2022 Sustainability Leaders Survey Findings from the 2022 Sustainability Leaders Survey, by GlobeScan and The SustainAbility Institute by ERM, finds that sustainability leadership is increasingly being measured by evidence of action, impact, and above all the integration of sustainability into business strategy. This year’s findings draw from more than 700 sustainability experts who once again came together from over 70 countries. Just as the pandemic begins to feel more under control, a new disruption hit the world in … “The 2022 GlobeScan / SustainAbility Leaders Survey | Report & Webinar”

Survey Finds Sustainability Leadership is Now Defined by Evidence of Integration and Impact

23 June 2022: A new survey from the SustainAbility Institute by ERM and GlobeScan finds that sustainability leadership is increasingly being measured by evidence of action, impact, and above all the integration of sustainability into business strategy. The GlobeScan / SustainAbility Leaders survey, which questioned more than 700 sustainability professionals across 73 countries in March and April 2022, reveals a significant evolution in the way companies are assessed on their sustainability leadership. High-profile CEO engagement and strong communication around sustainability … “Survey Finds Sustainability Leadership is Now Defined by Evidence of Integration and Impact”

Webinar | The 2021 Climate Survey: Evaluating Progress

On November 2, we hosted a webinar to explore results of the GlobeScan / SustainAbility Institute by ERM 2021 Climate Survey, which captures the perceptions of hundreds of sustainability experts globally on climate progress and climate leadership, revealing how perceptions are changing and where progress is – or is not – perceived to be occurring. While this year’s survey finds most experts remain critical about climate progress, there are signs of hope that COP26 will shift the present trajectory. Experts … “Webinar | The 2021 Climate Survey: Evaluating Progress”

New Survey Finds Sustainability Experts Remain Pessimistic About Our Ability to Avert Major Damage from Climate Change

Public Understanding and Engagement is Essential to Generating a Response to Humanity’s Code Red Findings from a new report ‘Responding to Humanity’s Code Red‘ by GlobeScan and the SustainAbility Institute by ERM show that sustainability experts remain pessimistic about our ability to avert major damage from climate change and about the prospect of meeting the Paris Agreement goals.   While the public and private sector are both crucially important to progress, expert survey respondents say we need more public understanding and engagement to ensure effective … “New Survey Finds Sustainability Experts Remain Pessimistic About Our Ability to Avert Major Damage from Climate Change”

The 2021 GlobeScan / SustainAbility Leaders Survey | Report & Webinar

About the 2021 Sustainability Leaders Survey Findings from a new report 2021 Sustainability Leaders by GlobeScan and The SustainAbility Institute by ERM show sustainability experts believe the global pandemic will help draw attention to environmental challenges—but will also deepen socio-economic challenges such as poverty and inequality. The GlobeScan / SustainAbility Leaders Survey has tracked global expert opinions on the evolution of the sustainability agenda since 1997. The 25th edition of this report has taken place against the unprecedented backdrop of … “The 2021 GlobeScan / SustainAbility Leaders Survey | Report & Webinar”

New Global Survey Finds Covid-19 Is Intensifying Sustainable Development Challenges, But Leading Businesses Are Stepping Up Action

Four in ten sustainability experts believe the pandemic will increase poverty and inequality Access to energy, food security, diversity, and discrimination are also increasing in urgency One-third of experts believe COVID-19 will lead to more attention on the environment Sustainable business models and strategy are the strongest drivers of recognized corporate leadership, overtaking target-setting and sustainability values/purpose 28 July 2021: New research from GlobeScan and the SustainAbility Institute by ERM finds that sustainability experts believe the global pandemic will help … “New Global Survey Finds Covid-19 Is Intensifying Sustainable Development Challenges, But Leading Businesses Are Stepping Up Action”

Is COVID-19 Slowing Progress Toward the SDGs? Yes, Say Experts.

As we move into a crucial decade of action on achieving serious progress on sustainability, many are hoping the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent economic recession will serve to reset our priorities toward a greener future in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). However, many experts are not optimistic about the possibility of a green recovery. Over half of sustainability professionals believe that COVID-19 instead will slow the rate of progress toward achieving the SDGs, according to a new … “Is COVID-19 Slowing Progress Toward the SDGs? Yes, Say Experts.”

New Survey of Experts Finds COVID-19 Pandemic Risks Slowing Progress Towards the Sustainable Development Goals

25 February 2021 – Five and a half years after the adoption of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs or the Goals) and their ambition to ensure a better and sustainable future for all, findings from a new report “Evaluating Progress on the SDGs” by GlobeScan and The SustainAbility Institute by ERM show that sustainability practitioners continue to report poor progress towards each of the 17 Goals. Additionally, over half of experts surveyed believe that the COVID-19 pandemic will further slow the … “New Survey of Experts Finds COVID-19 Pandemic Risks Slowing Progress Towards the Sustainable Development Goals”

Corporate Sustainability Leadership During a Pandemic

As we continue to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic and its devastating social and economic effects, companies are continuing their efforts to become more sustainable — and some are being recognized for their efforts. The 2020 Sustainability Leaders, a GlobeScan / SustainAbility survey of experts worldwide, reveals which companies are perceived to be leaders on sustainability during this challenging time by sustainability professionals representing business, government, NGOs and academia. Over 700 experts were surveyed online across 71 countries in May. Results … “Corporate Sustainability Leadership During a Pandemic”