New Study Unveils Consumer Motivations for Exotic Pets in Japan

In-depth consumer research in Japan revealed that the sense of Iyashi (mental healing properties) and Kawaii (cuteness) people find in animals are the most significant underlying motivations for owning exotic pets. In the face of growing popularity of exotic pets globally, the study calls for consumer behaviour change through targeted communications and social mobilization. Among the many threats facing wildlife today, the international pet trade is recognized as a key factor in driving some species towards extinction. Exotic pet trade … “New Study Unveils Consumer Motivations for Exotic Pets in Japan”

New Global Poll Shows Growing Public Support for a Carbon Tax

With the COP26 climate summit under way in Glasgow this week, a new global poll conducted for the BBC World Service shows increased public support for a carbon tax on the types of energy that most cause climate change, such as coal and oil/petrol, to encourage individuals and businesses to use less of these. The poll of 31 countries and territories was conducted by GlobeScan in June and July 2021. In total, more than 30,000 people were surveyed about their … “New Global Poll Shows Growing Public Support for a Carbon Tax”

New Global Poll ahead of COP26 in Glasgow Shows Growing Support for Governments to Take Strong Action on Climate Change

As national governments and others prepare to come together in Glasgow, Scotland, for the 26th United Nations Climate Change conference (COP26), a new global poll conducted for the BBC World Service shows that support for national governments leading on ambitious climate targets at next month’s summit has increased substantially from levels measured prior to the 2015 Paris Summit. The poll of 31 countries and territories was conducted by GlobeScan in June and July 2021. In total, more than 30,000 people … “New Global Poll ahead of COP26 in Glasgow Shows Growing Support for Governments to Take Strong Action on Climate Change”

Study Finds That Deforestation of the Amazon Rainforest Is a Serious Concern Worldwide

GlobeScan’s latest public opinion research shows that more than half of people across the world agree that deforestation of the Amazon rainforest is a very serious problem. People are more concerned about this than other world problems such as access to healthcare and unemployment. The survey of over 30,000 people in 31 countries, including Brazil, was conducted in June and July of 2021. Approximately 1,000 people in each country took part in the global study that asked them about their … “Study Finds That Deforestation of the Amazon Rainforest Is a Serious Concern Worldwide”

2021 Global Consumer Research Reveals Escalating Concerns about Climate Change and Threats to Forest Biodiversity

Among consumers, environmental concerns are becoming more important than ever and sustainability now rivals conventional factors such as price and brand as influencers of consumer shopping choices. Consumers want to make sustainability-focused purchasing decisions and trusted third party certification labels play an increasingly important role, new research reveals. According to research conducted by GlobeScan for the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) with 12,000 participants across 15 countries[1], consumers list climate change as their second most important global worry. When compared against … “2021 Global Consumer Research Reveals Escalating Concerns about Climate Change and Threats to Forest Biodiversity”

ESG Performance Tops List of Corporate Affairs Risk Priorities Globally for Organisations

ESG also Dominates the List of Corporate Affairs Functional Priorities 15th July 2021 – ESG performance tops the list of Corporate Affairs risk priorities globally for organisations (46%), according to a new survey report launched today by the University of Oxford and GlobeScan. Corporate Affairs experts point to climate change as the most-pressing ESG issue for global businesses over the next two years followed by net zero / carbon emissions and inequality in society. Pandemic management (32%) is the second-highest … “ESG Performance Tops List of Corporate Affairs Risk Priorities Globally for Organisations”

Social and Environmental Values Increasingly Drive Consumers’ Choices, According to New Research

Nearly nine in ten people who recognise the Fairtrade label trust it, compared with much lower trust in companies’ self-reported sustainability performance People are paying more attention than ever to the conditions behind the products they buy as a way to make a difference in the world, according to new research findings released by GlobeScan and Fairtrade International today. Conducted by GlobeScan in 15 countries and reaching more than 15,000 people, the consumer survey points to everyday shopping choices as … “Social and Environmental Values Increasingly Drive Consumers’ Choices, According to New Research”

Consumption of Wildlife Drops Almost 30% Over Perceived Links to Pandemics Like COVID-19

WWF survey also finds overwhelming public support for action on key drivers of pandemics and nature loss’ 24 May 2021 – As the World Health Assembly opens today against a backdrop of continued suffering caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly 30% of people surveyed across China, Myanmar, Thailand, Viet Nam and the United States say they have consumed less or stopped consuming wildlife altogether because of the health crisis. More specifically, 28% among those surveyed in China consume less wildlife … “Consumption of Wildlife Drops Almost 30% Over Perceived Links to Pandemics Like COVID-19”

Member States Biggest Barrier to Green Deal Implementation, Say 1 Out of 3 Sustainability Experts

A new report by the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) and GlobeScan identifies the challenges to the European Green Deal’s implementation and provides policy recommendations for addressing them. The European Green Deal Barometer, launched on Thursday 29 April at an online conference, builds on the Think2030 survey, an expert consultation of nearly 300 sustainability experts from governments and regulators, NGOs, academia, research institutes and the private sector. Key findings 33% of respondents see the lack of commitment by the … “Member States Biggest Barrier to Green Deal Implementation, Say 1 Out of 3 Sustainability Experts”

Demand for Elephant Ivory in China Drops to Lowest Level Since National Ban

Beijing, China – An annual consumer survey of the elephant ivory trade in China finds that demand for ivory continues to decrease since the country banned domestic trade in 2017 and is now less than half of pre-ban levels. Just 18 percent of consumers surveyed intend to purchase ivory in the future, a significant drop from 43 percent pre-ban. World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and research organization GlobeScan, have conducted the largest consumer survey about the elephant ivory trade in China—2,000 people … “Demand for Elephant Ivory in China Drops to Lowest Level Since National Ban”