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”

Purpose-driven Brands and Civil Society Join Forces with GlobeScan to Help Consumers Live More Healthy and Sustainable Lives

GlobeScan is once again joining forces with a range of committed partners – Akatu Institute, NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business, CVS Health, IKEA, Levi Strauss & Co., PepsiCo, Reckitt, Visa, and WWF International – to conduct our annual Healthy & Sustainable Living global consumer research study. Building on the insights from the 2019 and 2020 studies, this year’s research across 30 markets will help identify opportunities to close the gap between peoples’ desire to live more sustainably and to … “Purpose-driven Brands and Civil Society Join Forces with GlobeScan to Help Consumers Live More Healthy and Sustainable Lives”

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”

Our Material Consumption is Soaring, but Earth Cannot Afford Black Friday

Key Messages Three-quarters of European consumers (76%) agree that we need to consume less to preserve the environment for future generations and most say that they would like to spend more time with family and friends (78%) or to spend more time in nature (74%) – activities that do not necessarily involve material consumption For our consumption patterns to stay within planetary boundaries, each European would have to reduce by 80% the amount of natural resources they currently use for … “Our Material Consumption is Soaring, but Earth Cannot Afford Black Friday”

Is Black Friday Dying? Consumers Say They Want to Spend Less This Holiday Season

New GlobeScan research found that 77% of consumers are interested in choosing products that last longer, and 53% said they were interested in buying fewer things, in general. But there remains a gap between intention and action. “… the propensity to buy less stuff — or at least thinking more carefully before making purchases — could be here to stay. That is certainly what GlobeScan’s 2020 Healthy & Sustainable Living Study suggests. Carried out in June 2020, the survey looked … “Is Black Friday Dying? Consumers Say They Want to Spend Less This Holiday Season”

Rising Trust in Sustainability Reporting Around the World

Public opinion poll on social and environmental corporate performance  Amsterdam/Toronto, 14 October 2020 – Research across 27 markets has found that trust in how companies communicate their sustainability performance has increased to a record 51% this year, with significant variations by country. The survey from GlobeScan and GRI asked 1,000 people in each location to indicate whether they agree that companies are honest and truthful about their social and environmental performance. The level of trust is the highest since the … “Rising Trust in Sustainability Reporting Around the World”

Study Finds People Want to Make Healthy and Sustainable Living Choices but Do Not Know Where to Start

October 7th, 2020: Just-released global public opinion research shows that people all around the world are willing to adopt more sustainable and healthy behaviours, but they do not know where to start. The 27-market study was conducted in June 2020, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. In total, 27,000 people took part in the global study that asked them about attitudes, opinions, and behaviors linked to more sustainable and healthier lifestyles. The 2020 study was designed with a range … “Study Finds People Want to Make Healthy and Sustainable Living Choices but Do Not Know Where to Start”