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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”

The 2020 GlobeScan / SustainAbility Leaders Survey | Report & Webinar

About the 2020 Sustainability Leaders Survey The 2020 Sustainability Leaders, a GlobeScan / SustainAbility Survey, asked over 700 experts representing business, government, NGOs and academia across 71 countries to evaluate the progress of the sustainability agenda and the companies and organizations experts perceive to be leaders since 1997. We also analyze expert views on which companies are considered to be leading on integrating sustainability into their business strategy, as well as which NGOs are making the largest contribution to advancing … “The 2020 GlobeScan / SustainAbility Leaders Survey | Report & Webinar”

Global Insights to Help Navigate a Changing World

Global business leaders have been focused on responding to one of the most sweeping set of crises in recent memory. Many leadership lessons will come out of COVID-19. These lessons will form the basis of significant organizational change and inform corporate planning for generations to come. For the time being, many questions remain for sustainability and public affairs / communications executives alike who are seeking to navigate a rapidly changing world: How are expectations toward the role of business shifting … “Global Insights to Help Navigate a Changing World”

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”

Recognizing Leaders: Lucas Glanville, Hyatt Hotels

Since their first hotel was established in 1957, the Hyatt Hotels Corporation has continued to grow. In 2020, Hyatt has over 100,000 employees worldwide servicing nearly 900 properties across 20 brands in 60 countries. As part of their corporate responsibility, Hyatt drives change across their value chain to help protect the environment, human rights and animal welfare, and to support inclusion and diversity. The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has awarded the company a rating of 100 percent in the HRC … “Recognizing Leaders: Lucas Glanville, Hyatt Hotels”

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”

Recognizing Leaders: Hanna Hallin, H&M

Hanna Hallin is H&M Group’s Global Strategy Lead, Transparency and Stakeholder Engagement. She joined H&M seven years ago after having several different roles at NGOs in Sweden, and later moved with her family to Hong Kong. H&M Group is a global fashion company with eight different brands, of which H&M is the largest. The company was founded in 1947, employs 177,000 people, and it is still majority owned by the founding family. According to Hanna, this contributes to a culture … “Recognizing Leaders: Hanna Hallin, H&M”

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”

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Recognizing Leaders: Candace Laing, Nutrien

Candace Laing is VP Sustainability & Stakeholder Relations at Nutrien. Candace is involved in strategic initiatives at Nutrien – the world’s largest provider of crop inputs, services and solutions – that span corporate affairs, sustainability, and stakeholder engagement. Her career has spanned both private and public-sector organizations and she has served as an instructor at the University of Saskatchewan in the Edwards School of Business. GlobeScan CEO Chris Coulter spoke to Candace about the opportunities around sustainable business, the agriculture sector’s most challenging and exciting issues, and Nutrien’s … “Recognizing Leaders: Candace Laing, Nutrien”

High Cost and Lack of Support are Key Barriers to More Healthy and Sustainable Living

New research across 25 countries reveals significant opportunities for business and government to enable sustainable living for the benefit of both people and the planet Just-released global opinion research shows that many people are very interested in leading healthy and sustainable lives, but that there is a broad gap between intent and action. People say they need business and government to help, not least by providing products and services that make healthy and sustainable living easy and affordable. The Healthy … “High Cost and Lack of Support are Key Barriers to More Healthy and Sustainable Living”

Recognizing Leaders: Alison Rabschnuk, The Good Food Institute

Alison Rabschnuk is Director of Corporate Engagement at The Good Food Institute (GFI). Alison leads the corporate engagement team in their work with leading food processing and food service companies, supermarkets, and restaurants to help increase the quality and quantity of plant-based products available on the market. GlobeScan’s Nadia Hazime spoke with Alison about the role that plant-based and cellular meat can play fostering the transition to a more healthy and sustainable food system. What is The Good Food Institute’s … “Recognizing Leaders: Alison Rabschnuk, The Good Food Institute”

The Gen Z Reckoning | The Purposeful Generation

Overview Gen Z, the generation born in the late 1990s and early 2000s, is coming of age in a radically new world. In the face of income inequality, school violence, racial injustice and climate change, our youngest generation is standing up, speaking out and harnessing their courage and creativity to claim the future they want – and they aren’t waiting. From their personal passions to their career aspirations to their preferences for brands, Gen Z is proving that they give … “The Gen Z Reckoning | The Purposeful Generation”

Is Your Company One of Asia-Pacific’s Global Sustainability Leaders?

In May, GlobeScan’s CEO Chris Coulter visited our Hong Kong office and with several partners, we convened a series of events including a salon, a dinner with the University of Oxford China Office, and exclusive breakfast meetings with leaders in sustainability. As a new member of GlobeScan’s Asia-Pacific team who recently transferred from our North America headquarters, it was an amazing whirlwind week to see the range of companies in Asia-Pacific working toward leadership in sustainability. The events attracted more … “Is Your Company One of Asia-Pacific’s Global Sustainability Leaders?”

Recognizing Leaders: Janice Lao, Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels

Janice Lao is Director, Group Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability at the Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels (HSH), which owns and operates the Peninsula Hotels and other luxury real estate around the world. HSH’s 2018 sustainability report can be found here. GlobeScan’s Asia Pacific Director Wander Meijer spoke to Janice about corporate leadership, the trajectory from the why to the how, and on communicating sustainable luxury. Hongkong Shanghai Hotels was established in 1866 and is one of the oldest hospitality corporations. Is … “Recognizing Leaders: Janice Lao, Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels”

Catalyzing Action on the SDGs Through Collaboration

GlobeScan’s SDG Leadership Series addresses the barriers to SDG action with innovative ideas and inspiring examples of progress Toronto: May 14th 2019: Slowly but surely we are seeing pockets of progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Ten years remain until the 2030 deadline and as the urgency ramps up, so does the commitment of many businesses and swathes of civil society around the world. Still, experts worldwide polled by GlobeScan and SustainAbility continue to view progress on sustainable development as … “Catalyzing Action on the SDGs Through Collaboration”

Accelerating Progress on Healthy and Productive Oceans: Perspectives from the SDG 14 Leadership Forum

SDG Goal 14 Leadership Forum hosted by Nomad Foods / Marine Stewardship Council / GlobeScan Read the full report from our online discussion of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 14: Life Below Water. Learn from the perspectives from more than 220 participants who explored the critical role that protection and restoration of ocean biodiversity can play in achieving the UN’s ambitious 2030 goals, and how different stakeholders can help ensure healthy and productive oceans for both economic and environmental … “Accelerating Progress on Healthy and Productive Oceans: Perspectives from the SDG 14 Leadership Forum”

From Urgency to Action: Business and the SDGs

White Paper by CSR Europe and GlobeScan on Business and the SDGs Four years after the launch of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the time to shift from urgency to action in addressing them has arrived, but the obstacles to doing so remain significant. The challenge is to help navigate major transitions that are already underway, and which will shape our lives between now and 2030. These include the shift from a linear to a circular economy, the development … “From Urgency to Action: Business and the SDGs”

GlobeScan Announces the Appointment of Gail Klintworth as Chair of the Board

14th January 2019 – GlobeScan is pleased to announce the appointment of Gail Klintworth as the new Chair of the Board. Gail will be following the Chairmanship of Doug Miller, who retired on December 31, 2018. “It is with great pleasure that I welcome Gail Klintworth as the new Chair of our Board,” said Chris Coulter, GlobeScan CEO. “As we enter a new era of leadership at GlobeScan, we are honoured to have Gail guide our strategic direction and help … “GlobeScan Announces the Appointment of Gail Klintworth as Chair of the Board”

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The MSC, Nomad Foods, and GlobeScan to Host SDG Leadership Forum for Goal 14: Life Below Water

Join us for our SDG Leadership Forum for Goal 14 on Wednesday, November 28, 2018. As part of our ongoing series of online dialogues, the SDG Leadership Forum for Goal 14 (Life Below Water) offers an opportunity to explore the critical role that protection and restoration of ocean biodiversity can play in achieving the UN’s ambitious 2030 goals, and how different stakeholders can help ensuring healthy and productive oceans for both economic and environmental sustainable development. register for this upcoming … “The MSC, Nomad Foods, and GlobeScan to Host SDG Leadership Forum for Goal 14: Life Below Water”

Recognizing Leaders: Gavin Edwards and Zhou Fei, WWF

Over the past decade, the worldwide elephant population has declined by over 30,000 per year due to reduced habitat, trophy hunting, and specifically poaching. Elephants are being slaughtered at an industrial scale for their ivory, with an estimated 415,000 left in the wild. At the current rate of population decline, the species could be extinct in the wild within the next 20 years. GlobeScan’s Asia Pacific Director Wander Meijer spoke with Zhou Fei, Chief Programme Officer of WWF China and … “Recognizing Leaders: Gavin Edwards and Zhou Fei, WWF”

Seafood Consumers Want Less Pollution and More Fish in the Sea

GlobeScan is pleased to have recently completed a second comprehensive study of seafood consumers globally for The Marine Stewardship Council. We surveyed more than 25,000 consumers in 22 countries and found that a large majority of consumers are increasingly demanding independent verification of sustainability claims in supermarkets (72% this year compared to 68% in our first study in 2016). Key Findings from the 2018 Seafood Consumers Study: 70% of seafood consumers say that they would like to hear more from … “Seafood Consumers Want Less Pollution and More Fish in the Sea”

Recognizing Leaders: Simon Boas Hoffmeyer, Carlsberg

Simon Boas Hoffmeyer is the Sustainability Director of the Carlsberg Group. Simon has a background in strategy, business development, PR and communications, and has been developing business-driven sustainability solutions for the last ten years. He is responsible for the development and implementation of the Carlsberg Group’s sustainability programme Together Towards ZERO. GlobeScan co-CEO Christophe Guibeleguiet recently spoke with Simon about making sustainability relevant and accessible for consumers and how to develop partnerships to achieve concrete sustainability goals. Based on your experience, … “Recognizing Leaders: Simon Boas Hoffmeyer, Carlsberg”