New Global Poll Documents the Pandemic’s Impact on Inequality

Six months on from The World Health Organization officially declaring COVID-19 a global pandemic, a new global poll conducted for the BBC World Service shows that the impact of the pandemic has had a more severe impact on people in poorer countries and has exacerbated existing inequalities both within and across countries. Gen Z have also disproportionately experienced financial hardship as a result of the pandemic. The poll of 27 countries was conducted by GlobeScan in June 2020 during the … “New Global Poll Documents the Pandemic’s Impact on Inequality”

The 2020 GlobeScan / SustainAbility Leaders Survey | Top Sustainability Leaders

Unilever, Patagonia, Ikea, Interface, and Natura &Co Most Recognized by Experts as Sustainability Leaders According to 2020 Leaders Survey: Four New Companies Join Ranking Experts also share views on the pandemic, suggesting long-term resilience depends on embedding sustainability and developing innovative new business models August 12th 2020 – Findings from the 2020 Leaders Survey by GlobeScan and SustainAbility show that Unilever, Patagonia, IKEA, Interface, and Natura &Co are again the most recognized leaders according to this annual global survey of … “The 2020 GlobeScan / SustainAbility Leaders Survey | Top Sustainability Leaders”

Global Survey Finds Most Prefer Expanding GDP with Health, Education, and Environmental Data

The 2020 GlobeScan-Ethical Markets “Beyond GDP” survey repeats questions asked in 2007, 2009, and 2013 polls in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Kenya, Russia, the UK, and the USA. The general public (n=1,000 in each country) were again asked to choose between continuing money-based GDP to steer national progress or to add statistics on health, education, and the environment. Overall, an average of 72 percent prefer broadening GDP with such additional data. These GlobeScan-Ethical Markets surveys were launched … “Global Survey Finds Most Prefer Expanding GDP with Health, Education, and Environmental Data”

Concern for the Oceans Drives Consumers to ‘Vote with their Forks’ for Sustainable Seafood

One in three fear their favourite fish will be off the menu by 2040 High levels of concern for our oceans are driving a new wave of consumer activism, research for the Marine Stewardship Council reveals, as consumers increasingly ‘vote with their forks’ to safeguard our oceans. The largest survey of its kind involving more than 20,000 people across 23 countries, conducted by independent insights consultancy, GlobeScan, reveals that 6 in 10 seafood shoppers (58%) already made changes to the … “Concern for the Oceans Drives Consumers to ‘Vote with their Forks’ for Sustainable Seafood”

Purpose-Driven Brands Partner to Identify Opportunities for Healthy, Sustainable Living with 25-Country Consumer Study

April 22, 2020: GlobeScan is joining forces with CVS Health, IKEA, PepsiCo, Visa, Walmart, and WWF International among others to conduct its Healthy & Sustainable Living study to better understand how companies can inspire and enable healthy and sustainable living. Building on the 2019 launch of this ten-year insights program, the consumer research across 25 countries will help identify opportunities to close the wide gap between peoples’ desire to live more sustainably and to what extent brands are helping them … “Purpose-Driven Brands Partner to Identify Opportunities for Healthy, Sustainable Living with 25-Country Consumer Study”

Public Calls for Governments to Close S.E. Asia’s Wildlife Markets in Response to COVID-19

7 April, Hong Kong – This World Health Day, as the world grapples with the worst public health emergency in recent memory, over 90 per cent of respondents surveyed in Southeast Asia and Hong Kong support a government-led closure of illegal and unregulated wildlife markets, according to new research for WWF. The recent outbreak of COVID-19 has brought the link between zoonotic diseases – those transmitted from animals to humans – and wildlife markets into sharp focus. An online survey … “Public Calls for Governments to Close S.E. Asia’s Wildlife Markets in Response to COVID-19”

To Remain Competitive Companies Must Become Carbon Neutral Within A Decade

2020 Survey of Sustainability Experts 11 February 2020 – Released today at the flagship GLOBE conference in Vancouver, findings of a new report “The Climate Decade: Ten Years to Deliver the Paris Agreement” by GlobeScan and SustainAbility, show that experts see the coming decade as crucial for companies to make significant progress on their emissions targets in order to remain competitive. Two-thirds (67%) of experts across 66 countries say that companies need to become carbon neutral by 2030 or sooner to … “To Remain Competitive Companies Must Become Carbon Neutral Within A Decade”

Two Thirds of Seafood Consumers Call For “Radical or Significant” Change to Feed Growing Population

A major survey of seafood consumers across seven countries in Europe, Asia, and North America has found widespread concern about the environmental and social impacts of food, with two thirds (63%) calling for “radical” or “significant” change to feed the world’s growing population. The survey of over 7,000 seafood consumers in Germany, France, The Netherlands, China, Japan, Canada and the USA was carried out by GlobeScan on behalf of the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) in summer 2019. While it found … “Two Thirds of Seafood Consumers Call For “Radical or Significant” Change to Feed Growing Population”

More People Are Feeling Anxiety, Fear Over Climate Change, But Action Stagnates

The global population is becoming more informed and increasingly anxious about climate change, according to a new global climate action report from IKEA. The study of 31,000 people across 30 countries shows that despite recognising the collective need to do more, individuals feel disempowered and action is stagnating.  The global study was conducted to understand how people think and feel about climate change, and what they are doing to address it in their daily lives. The Climate Action Report was released by Ingka Group, a strategic partner in … “More People Are Feeling Anxiety, Fear Over Climate Change, But Action Stagnates”

GlobeScan Announces the Appointment of New Board Member

4th November 2019 – GlobeScan is pleased to announce the appointment of Randi Kronthal-Sacco as a new independent Director to its Board. Randi is a Senior Scholar at the NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business. With over 25 years of packaged goods and pharmaceutical experience, Randi most recently was a senior executive at Johnson & Johnson®, where she served as Worldwide Vice President on two of the company’s most important franchises, Johnson’s Baby and Women’s Health. Prior to her role … “GlobeScan Announces the Appointment of New Board Member”