Public Divided On Whether to Integrate Olympics and Paralympics: Global Poll

[jumplinks] Download the release 12 March 2012 – The public around the world is divided on whether the Paralympics should be integrated into the Olympic Games or should remain a separate event, according to a new 19-nation global poll for BBC World Service. The results of the poll of 10,294 people, conducted by GlobeScan, show that similar numbers favour making the Paralympics part of the Olympics (47%) and keeping it as a separate event (43%). At present, the Paralympic Games … “Public Divided On Whether to Integrate Olympics and Paralympics: Global Poll”

Increased Foreign Investment will be “Good for Africa”: Global Poll

[jumplinks] Download The Press Release (PDF) 22 February 2012 – Nearly two-thirds of those surveyed in a new 22-nation poll for BBC World Service think that the recent increase in overseas investment in Africa will prove to be a good thing for the continent, with African citizens among the most upbeat. The findings of the poll, conducted by GlobeScan among 21,558 people, show that most respondents are relaxed about foreign companies purchasing long-term rights to African natural resources and land, … “Increased Foreign Investment will be “Good for Africa”: Global Poll”

A Life Free from Hunger: Tackling Child Malnutrition

Download the Full Report: “A Life Free from Hunger” (PDF) Download the Topline Results of the Global Nutritian Poll (PDF) 15 February 2012 – New global research by Save the Children has revealed that, after a year of soaring food prices, nearly half of surveyed families say they have been forced to cut back on food. Nearly a third of parents surveyed said their children complained that they didn’t have enough food to eat. The poll, conducted in India, Nigeria, … “A Life Free from Hunger: Tackling Child Malnutrition”

Financial Short-Termism a Major Obstacle to Sustainable Change in Business: Expert Poll

Download the Press Release (PDF) 26 January 2012 – Financial short-termism represents a critical barrier to businesses’ transition to sustainability, according to a new poll. The latest wave of The Sustainability Survey—GlobeScan and SustainAbility’s regular survey of attitudes across businesses, NGOs, academia and government—reveals that a very large majority (88%) of the 642 experts polled see pressure for short-term financial results as a barrier to businesses becoming more sustainable. The survey, conducted in December 2011, asked experts to say whether they … “Financial Short-Termism a Major Obstacle to Sustainable Change in Business: Expert Poll”

Targeting Business Value Drivers Most Effective Tactic to Drive Sustainable Behaviour by Companies: Expert Poll

24 January 2012 – Sustainability experts around the world believe that social activist tactics that directly impact business value drivers, such as product boycotts on sales or shareholder activism on access to capital, are the most effective ways of driving changes in corporate strategy and behaviour, according to a new poll released today. The latest findings from The Sustainability Survey Research Program released by international consultancies GlobeScan and SustainAbility also indicate that experts believe activists will play a critical role on … “Targeting Business Value Drivers Most Effective Tactic to Drive Sustainable Behaviour by Companies: Expert Poll”

Mobile Phones Central to Developing Countries’ Economic Success, Quality of Life: Global Poll

[jumplinks] Download The Press Release (PDF) 23 January 2012 – Citizens of developing nations overwhelmingly see mobile phones as critical to their country’s economic success and to their own quality of life, a new 22-nation poll by the BBC reveals. The poll, conducted by GlobeScan among 21,558 people, indicates that the countries most likely to rate mobile phones as “essential” or “very important” to their economy are all in the developing world. Nigerians almost unanimously regard them as central to the … “Mobile Phones Central to Developing Countries’ Economic Success, Quality of Life: Global Poll”

GlobeScan and the Haas Center for Responsible Business release: The Future of Finance

“Inclusive Innovation” Offers Opportunity for the Financial Sector to Grow and Re-engage with Society: New Report Download the Future of Finance Report (PDF) 16 December 2011 – Global banking and financial sector experts see opportunities for the financial sector to grow and re-engage with society through “inclusive innovations,” a new report launched today, The Future of Finance, has found. Economic and regulatory uncertainty in many countries, and a degree of popular resentment exemplified by protests and a decline in reputation, presents … “GlobeScan and the Haas Center for Responsible Business release: The Future of Finance”

Widespread Support for Arab Spring Protests: Global Poll

[jumplinks] Download the Press Release (PDF) 15 December 2011 – At the end of a year that has seen multiple revolutions in the Middle East, a new BBC global poll across 22 countries shows that a narrow majority thinks the Arab Spring protests were a good thing. The poll, conducted by GlobeScan among 21,558 people, reveals that 55% on average see the protests as “mostly positive,” with just over a quarter (28%) feeling they were “mostly negative”, and the rest undecided. … “Widespread Support for Arab Spring Protests: Global Poll”

Unemployment Rises as “Most Talked-About” Problem: Global Poll

[jumplinks] Download the Press Release (PDF) 15 December 2011 – Unemployment has joined corruption and poverty among the world’s most talked-about global issues, according to a new poll for the BBC across 23 countries. The 11,293 people surveyed for the annual World Speaks poll by GlobeScan between July and September were asked to say which of a range of global issues they had talked about with friends and family over the past month. On average across the countries polled, nearly a … “Unemployment Rises as “Most Talked-About” Problem: Global Poll”