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Insight of the Week: Four in Ten People Cite Climate Concerns as a Deterrent to Having Children

People are more worried than ever about climate change, with the perceived seriousness reaching unprecedented levels. Four in ten people say they would not want to have children because of the effects of climate change. Public pressure for more drastic action on climate change will only increase over time. Source: GlobeScan Radar Report 2022 ​(survey ​of 29,293 people in the general public in June ‒ July 2022)​

Insight of the Week: Public Concern about Climate Change Reaches an All-time High

People are more worried than ​ever about climate change, as ​65 percent of people around the world today describe the issue as “very serious.” ​ This marks the highest level recorded since tracking began in 2003 and follows a steady increase since 2014. Source: GlobeScan Radar Report 2022 ​(survey ​of 29,293 people in the general public in June ‒ July 2022)​

The All In Podcast on Sustainable Business

The All In Podcast on Sustainable Business features three leading thinkers in the field of sustainability – Chris Coulter, CEO of GlobeScan, David Grayson, Emeritus Professor of Corporate Responsibility at the Cranfield School of Management, and Mark Lee, Director of the SustainAbility Institute by ERM. Building on the themes of their 2018 book All In: The Future of Business Leadership, the podcast explores the evolving sustainability agenda through thoughtful interviews with leading thinkers and innovators. Tune in to stay up-to-date … “The All In Podcast on Sustainable Business”

Webinar | The Shifting Role of Business in a VUCA World

Geopolitics, climate change, inflation, food security, inequality, ESG, generational change, low trust: the list of issues that business is being called upon to provide more leadership continues to grow both in scope and intensity. Are we at a new inflection point for the role of business in society? On September 19, AB InBev and GlobeScan hosted a hybrid in-person and online event focused on the shifting role of business in a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) world. Chris Coulter, … “Webinar | The Shifting Role of Business in a VUCA World”

Forty Percent Cite Climate Concerns as a Deterrent to Having Children

People are more worried than ever about climate change, with the perceived seriousness reaching unprecedented levels. Four in ten people say they do not want or would not want to have children because of the effects of climate change, according to a new global poll conducted in June and July of 2022. Key findings include: Sixty-five percent of people across the world now say that climate change is a “very serious” issue, the highest level ever recorded since tracking began … “Forty Percent Cite Climate Concerns as a Deterrent to Having Children”

Webinar Series | Navigating the Nature Agenda: Consumer and Stakeholder Insights

GlobeScan is hosting a webinar series to share key findings and powerful insights from our shared research program, Navigating the Nature Agenda. GlobeScan’s insights are based on two global consultations with stakeholders and the public on the state of nature and biodiversity, the roles of key actors and their performance. Our research also identifies good practices and actions that define business leadership for advancing the nature agenda. In total, 423 expert stakeholders across sectors and 90 countries and 11,000 consumers … “Webinar Series | Navigating the Nature Agenda: Consumer and Stakeholder Insights”

Insight of the Week: Water Shortages Felt More Acutely in the Global South

People in Latin America are affected the most by a lack of fresh water, although as many as one-third of respondents in Africa and the Middle East also report being “greatly affected.” In contrast, around two in ten say they are personally “greatly” affected in North America and the Asia-Pacific region. Shortages of fresh water – an issue that is closely related to climate change – is clearly not affecting people equally. The extent to which people are affected depends on … “Insight of the Week: Water Shortages Felt More Acutely in the Global South”

Geopolitical Risk and Uncertainty is the Number One Corporate Affairs Priority​

In our annual survey of global Corporate Affairs professionals, GlobeScan partners with Oxford University’s Saïd Business School to understand global trends, priorities, challenges, and best practices in the arena of Corporate Affairs. Our latest survey took place in the context of businesses having to come to terms with new challenges that have arisen from high inflation, post-COVID ways of working, and the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Geopolitical risk and uncertainty has become the number one Corporate Affairs priority since last … “Geopolitical Risk and Uncertainty is the Number One Corporate Affairs Priority​”

Insight of the Week: Corporate Affairs Roles Are Increasingly Focused on Social Context for Business

Considering how the context within which the Corporate Affairs function has changed in recent years, Corporate Affairs professionals report that capturing the social context within which business operates has grown in prominence compared to three years ago. Other activities that are increasing in prominence are addressing climate risk and an increasing focus on good internal communications. This suggests that the Corporate Affairs function is evolving to better address sustainability and ESG issues as a part of daily activities. Source: Oxford-GlobeScan … “Insight of the Week: Corporate Affairs Roles Are Increasingly Focused on Social Context for Business”

Insight of the Week: Climate Concern Among Experts Has Grown Consistently Over the Past Decade

The perceived urgency of climate change has risen steadily in the past decade, with sustainability experts today almost unanimously calling climate change an urgent issue. As climate concern grows, so do expectations for companies and brands to focus on delivering impact, not only on their own performance but also for the broader sustainability agenda. Source: GlobeScan/SustainAbility Institute by ERM Survey of over 700 experts representing business, government, NGOs, and academia across 73 countries​  

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The 2022 GlobeScan / SustainAbility Leaders Survey | Report & Webinar

About the 2022 Sustainability Leaders Survey Findings from the 2022 Sustainability Leaders Survey, by GlobeScan and The SustainAbility Institute by ERM, finds that sustainability leadership is increasingly being measured by evidence of action, impact, and above all the integration of sustainability into business strategy. This year’s findings draw from more than 700 sustainability experts who once again came together from over 70 countries. Just as the pandemic begins to feel more under control, a new disruption hit the world in … “The 2022 GlobeScan / SustainAbility Leaders Survey | Report & Webinar”

Survey Finds Sustainability Leadership is Now Defined by Evidence of Integration and Impact

23 June 2022: A new survey from the SustainAbility Institute by ERM and GlobeScan finds that sustainability leadership is increasingly being measured by evidence of action, impact, and above all the integration of sustainability into business strategy. The GlobeScan / SustainAbility Leaders survey, which questioned more than 700 sustainability professionals across 73 countries in March and April 2022, reveals a significant evolution in the way companies are assessed on their sustainability leadership. High-profile CEO engagement and strong communication around sustainability … “Survey Finds Sustainability Leadership is Now Defined by Evidence of Integration and Impact”

Report | Leading Regenerative Brands: Five Paradigm Shifts to Thrive in a World in Flux

As we emerge from the pandemic and navigate the compounding impacts of climate change, racial injustice, economic inequality, societal divisions, violence and war, brand leaders are facing profound paradigm shifts in dynamics of power, space, time, leadership, and relationships that create new challenges – and opportunities – for business leadership and impact. In a new report by BBMG and GlobeScan, Leading Regenerative Brands: Five Paradigm Shifts to Thrive in a World in Flux, we share a vision for regenerative leadership inspired by a … “Report | Leading Regenerative Brands: Five Paradigm Shifts to Thrive in a World in Flux”

Shoppers Change Buying Habits Amid Rising Eco-Anxiety About the Future of Oceans

New findings released today by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) show growing concern among the public around the world about the state of the world’s oceans, accompanied by a rise in those saying their buying habits can make a difference to this threat. The independent survey of attitudes to seafood and ocean health – carried out by GlobeScan in 23 countries and involving 25,000 people – is the largest of its kind in the world. It found that almost 90% … “Shoppers Change Buying Habits Amid Rising Eco-Anxiety About the Future of Oceans”

Five Trends in Communicating Food Sustainability to Consumers

The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report released in April 2022 made a clear case for the need to transform our global food system to a more sustainable basis. The report estimates that “21–37% of total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are attributable to the food system” including agriculture, land use, storage, transport, packaging, processing, retail and consumption. On the consumption side, we can see early signs of shifts in food choices: 24% of people across the world said … “Five Trends in Communicating Food Sustainability to Consumers”

Insight of the Week: Public Concern about Climate Change Remains High in Key Emitting Countries

People in countries that create the most carbon emissions are increasingly likely to say climate change is serious. Significant increases in concern have been registered across all countries since the Paris Agreement in 2015. As world leaders meet in Davos, collective action across high-emitting countries is critical to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Source: GlobeScan Radar Report 2021 ​(survey of 30,000 people in the general public in July 2021)​

Insight of the Week: Fair Worker Pay Is a Top Priority for Retail Investors

Among people who own shares directly or indirectly, nearly two in three say a living wage for workers is “very important” when choosing where to invest. About half say environmental impacts and addressing climate change are very important. As retail investors become more engaged in shareholder resolutions, the social aspect of ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) could become more important for companies to demonstrate their performance around workers and social impacts. Source: GlobeScan Radar Report 2021 (survey of 30,000 people … “Insight of the Week: Fair Worker Pay Is a Top Priority for Retail Investors”

Insight of the Week: Europeans and Latin Americans Are More Skeptical about Corporate Climate Claims Than Those in ​Other Regions

Fewer than half of consumers in European and Latin American markets, as well as ​in North America, feel companies are ​being honest and truthful about their performance on addressing climate change. ​ As pressure builds for corporate net-zero commitments, there will also be growing attention on how companies communicate their climate strategies. ​ Performance, transparency, clarity, and partnerships are key aspects to a trusted climate communications plan. Source: GlobeScan Radar Report 2021 (survey of 30,000 people in the general public … “Insight of the Week: Europeans and Latin Americans Are More Skeptical about Corporate Climate Claims Than Those in ​Other Regions”

Case Study Series | Communicating Food Sustainability Information to Consumers

Under the umbrella of the One Planet Network Consumer Information Programme, GlobeScan has worked with UNEP and WWF to develop a research project to improve our understanding of how the provision of sustainability information can influence consumers’ food choices. The aim of the project is to support the development of effective food sustainability information tools by documenting best practices in communicating food sustainability credentials to consumers. A series of eleven case studies have been published showcasing approaches by companies and … “Case Study Series | Communicating Food Sustainability Information to Consumers”

Insight of the Week: Most People Support Addressing Climate Change through Natural Solutions

Around the world, there is near-universal support for investing in natural solutions like protecting forests and planting trees to address climate change. Many also say people should be encouraged and educated about ways to reduce their climate impacts.  People prefer nature investments, innovation, and education over taxing fossil fuels, although a majority do support carbon taxes. Investing in nature is the most-supported approach to addressing climate change. Source: GlobeScan Radar Report 2021 (survey of 30,000 people in the general public in … “Insight of the Week: Most People Support Addressing Climate Change through Natural Solutions”

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Webinar | The Just Transition Opportunity

On Tuesday, April 5, 2022, Standard Chartered hosted a virtual panel discussion focused on a ‘just transition’ to net zero, one of the most challenging parts of the climate agenda. The panel discussion was moderated by GlobeScan CEO, Chris Coulter, who welcomed a set of remarkable thought leaders to discuss what a responsible and inclusive transition to net zero looks like, the key challenges and opportunities and how can we accelerate this especially in emerging markets. The panel of sustainable … “Webinar | The Just Transition Opportunity”

Report | Retrofitting the Property Sector: Future-Proofing Buildings, Health & Net Zero

Leading property technology platform, Plentific, in partnership with GlobeScan, have published the findings of an in-depth report assessing the challenges associated with retrofitting the property sector to meet tough climate change targets. Some 26 million homes in the United Kingdom will need retrofitting by 2050 and leading experts from housing organisations such as Peabody, Aster Group, Notting Hill Genesis and Clarion have provided their insights about the road ahead.  The challenge is clear: buildings account for 30%-40% of the energy … “Report | Retrofitting the Property Sector: Future-Proofing Buildings, Health & Net Zero”

Insight of the Week: Strong Global Support for Governments to Invest More in Renewable Energy

Around the world, over eight in ten people want governments to invest more in renewable energies. People are looking to reduce their climate footprint and want governments to invest to help support this transition. People recognize that systemic change is needed alongside individual action to make a meaningful difference, and they want governments and businesses to lead in this change. Source: 2021 IKEA Climate Action Research report

Insight of the Week: Companies Slow to Act on Climate Change Face Worsening Reputation and Other Risks

Sustainability experts say companies that are seen as underperforming on climate change will face several challenges to their long-term success. Half of experts feel that the reputational cost of inaction will be significant, highlighting increased attention on corporate climate change commitments among stakeholders and the public. Source: GlobeScan/SustainAbility Survey of over 500 experts representing business, government, NGOs, and academia across 71 countries​