Webinar Recap: The 2015 GlobeScan/SustainAbility Leaders Report

On May 28th, GlobeScan and SustainAbility hosted a webinar to discuss the results of the 2015 edition of the GSS Sustainability Leaders Report. After 21 years, the GlobeScan/Sustainability Leaders Report is the longest-running survey of its kind examining experts’ views of the current state of sustainability leadership. In our latest survey, we analyzed the viewpoints of over 800 sustainability experts to answer a number of pressing questions, including: Which companies, NGOs and national governments do experts believe are leading the sustainability agenda? … “Webinar Recap: The 2015 GlobeScan/SustainAbility Leaders Report”

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”

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”

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”

New Survey Helps Move “Materiality” Beyond the Buzzword

This article was originally published on GreenBiz.com, as part of our Proof Points blog series. 7 January 2014 – “Materiality” was 2013’s sustainability buzzword. This is largely due to the Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) G4 framework, launched in May, that moved the concept of materiality into the heart of sustainability reporting and consequently into the bedrock of sustainability strategy. According to the GRI, material issues are those that have “direct or indirect impact on an organization’s ability to create, preserve or erode economic, environmental and … “New Survey Helps Move “Materiality” Beyond the Buzzword”