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Recognizing Leaders: Michael Jantzi, Sustainalytics

Michael Jantzi is the CEO of Sustainalytics. He was the founder of Jantzi Research and has been active in the responsible investment field since 1990. Michael is a thought leader on sustainability investment and corporate social responsibility issues, and regularly appears in the global media. He is the co-author of The 50 Best Ethical Stocks for Canadians: High Value Investing, published by MacMillan Canada. GlobeScan co-CEO Chris Coulter recently spoke with Michael about changes in the Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) … “Recognizing Leaders: Michael Jantzi, Sustainalytics”

Recognizing Leaders: Anita Neville, Golden Agri-Resources

Anita Neville is Vice President of Corporate Communications and Sustainability Relations at Golden Agri-Resources Ltd., the world’s second largest palm oil company, with a total area of 486,000 hectares and employing over 170,000 people. Anita oversees the development and delivery of GAR’s corporate and sustainability communications across all communications channels and to all audiences. GlobeScan Asia Pacific Director Wander Meijer spoke to Anita about GAR’s path to sustainability. You have had an interesting career, working for government, NGOs, and now with GAR. … “Recognizing Leaders: Anita Neville, Golden Agri-Resources”

Recognizing Leaders: Robert Blood, SIGWATCH

Robert Blood is the Founder and Managing Director of SIGWATCH. Robert was inspired to create SIGWATCH as a result of working at the board director-level of public relations and issues management consultancies, including Fleishman-Hillard. During this time he was increasingly being consulted by multinationals and industry and professional associations on the impact of the emerging political force that was activism and NGOs. Since then he has built SIGWATCH into the world’s leading research and strategy consultancy on NGOs and campaigning … “Recognizing Leaders: Robert Blood, SIGWATCH”

Five Global Mega Trends Shaping The Future

The events of 2016 have underscored just how volatile, complex and ambiguous the world is today. Drawing on insights that we have collected around the world from thousands of interviews and engagements with stakeholders and consumers, we take a look at the global shifts that will continue to shape the world for leadership organizations in 2017. A Polarized World History now confirms that we live in a fractured world with people polarized in their views on many issues and in … “Five Global Mega Trends Shaping The Future”

Webinar Recap: How Can Independent Labelling Enhance Trust in Brands?

New GlobeScan research for the Marine Stewardship Council has found that the majority of seafood consumers are engaged in the topic of ocean sustainability and believe brands and supermarkets should have their claims around sustainability independently verified. We recently hosted webinars in two different timezones to explore these findings and more from the world’s largest ever global analysis of attitudes to seafood consumption. Over 16,000 seafood consumers took part in this research, which ensured a statistically representative sample across 21 countries. … “Webinar Recap: How Can Independent Labelling Enhance Trust in Brands?”

Upcoming Webinar: How Can Independent Labelling Enhance Trust in Brands?

New GlobeScan research for the Marine Stewardship Council has found that the majority of seafood consumers are engaged in the topic of ocean sustainability and believe brands and supermarkets should have their claims around sustainability independently verified. Join our upcoming one hour webinar as we explore findings from the world’s largest ever global analysis of attitudes to seafood consumption. We hope you can join us! Over 16,000 seafood consumers took part in this research, which ensured a statistically representative sample … “Upcoming Webinar: How Can Independent Labelling Enhance Trust in Brands?”

Shoppers Expect Business And Government To Make Food Fairer

LONDON, UK – 17 August 2016 – A new survey, published today has revealed that the vast majority of British consumers believe it is the responsibility of businesses and the government to make food fair. The research shows 92% of shoppers said food companies should ensure food production is fair and sustainable, whilst 85% said they expected the government to take responsibility for this. Consumers also want the people who grow their food to be protected from unfair trade such as … “Shoppers Expect Business And Government To Make Food Fairer”

Infographic: Seafood Consumers Put Sustainability Before Price And Brand

On behalf of the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), GlobeScan has just released findings from a global analysis of attitudes to seafood consumption. Across 21 countries overall, the results show that sustainability is a key driver for seafood purchase globally. Seafood consumers consider sustainability  to be more important than price and brand, with nearly three-quarters (72%) agreeing that in order to save the oceans, shoppers should only consume seafood from sustainable sources. Furthermore, consumers are positive that the MSC, and the fishers, retailers and … “Infographic: Seafood Consumers Put Sustainability Before Price And Brand”

Seafood Consumers Put Sustainability Before Price And Brand

New independent research reveals global motivators to seafood purchase Consumers perceive NGOs and scientific organisations as contributing most to protecting oceans Independent certification increases consumer trust in brands Awareness of the blue MSC label is 37% amongst all consumers MSC-aware consumers say they will pay a premium of up to 11% for MSC labelled seafood  LONDON, 13 July 2016 – New global independent research has found that sustainability is a key driver for seafood purchase. Across 21 countries overall, sustainability is … “Seafood Consumers Put Sustainability Before Price And Brand”

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Four In Ten Adults Worldwide Claim Their Childhoods Blighted by Discrimination

Aid organisation reveals that millions of the world’s poorest children are being denied life-saving services because of who they are and where they live; Charity launches new campaign to reach ‘every last child’ APRIL 26, 2016 – Almost 40 per cent of adults worldwide were discriminated against as children because of their gender, ethnicity or religion, a disability or simply because of where they live, a new global survey in 18 countries on discrimination by Save the Children has revealed. As … “Four In Ten Adults Worldwide Claim Their Childhoods Blighted by Discrimination”

New Research Reveals Levels of Consumer Trust in Seafood Labelling

LONDON, 18 March 2016 – Early results from the MSC’s latest survey of more than 16,000 seafood consumers show that more than half (55%) doubt that the seafood they consume is what it says on the packet. Across the 21 countries surveyed, 65% of those purchasing seafood say they want to know that their fish can be traced back to a known and trusted source, with six in ten (63%) saying they look to ecolabels as a trusted source of … “New Research Reveals Levels of Consumer Trust in Seafood Labelling”

Seven Years On From The Financial Crisis: Building Pathways To Trust And Reputation

This is the final blog post of a series of three focusing on the financial services sector seven years on from the financial crisis. After quantifying the loss of public trust in banks and financial institutions and exploring how the industry has lost touch with its societal role in different parts of the world, we are now completing this series by looking for lessons from other sectors on how the financial services industry can  improve its CSR performance and build … “Seven Years On From The Financial Crisis: Building Pathways To Trust And Reputation”

Gift Giving, Social Status Drive Global Ivory Demand, New National Geographic/GlobeScan Study Finds

Research Conducted in China, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and United States Elephant Populations Face Further Peril if Trends Continue WASHINGTON, 12 AUGUST 2015 — A new international analysis of consumer ivory demand released today by the National Geographic Society and GlobeScan presents empirical evidence that there is a substantial ivory market driven by ivory’s perceived suitability for gift giving and the social status ivory ownership conveys. This is despite the fact that support for government action to ban or limit the ivory … “Gift Giving, Social Status Drive Global Ivory Demand, New National Geographic/GlobeScan Study Finds”

Letting People Speak: Tales of Traveling Through India to Listen to the Poor

Each year, donors around the world spend over US$200 billion in aid for emergency response and global development. They do this with the intention of improving the lives of individuals and communities suffering from abject poverty, food insecurity, poor health, violations of their human rights, violent conflict, or natural disaster. Yet despite the commendable efforts of the global community, there are still millions of people around the world that remain vulnerable. In a recent blog called Managing Confirmation Bias in … “Letting People Speak: Tales of Traveling Through India to Listen to the Poor”

Recognizing Leaders: Gail Klintworth, Old Mutual Group

Gail Klintworth is the Group Customer Director and Responsible Business Lead at Old Mutual plc. In this role, Gail helps the business units deliver on their customer, brand and digital growth strategies and the critical strategic objective of becoming “the recognised financial services leader in Responsible Business.” Gail joined Old Mutual from Unilever, where most recently she was its Chief Sustainability Officer. In prior roles, Gail led Unilever’s global Savoury category, a number of global brands and was CEO of … “Recognizing Leaders: Gail Klintworth, Old Mutual Group”

Recognizing Leaders: Jonathan Seabrook, Syngenta

Jonathan Seabrook is the Group Head of Corporate Affairs at Syngenta. Jonathan has more than 12 years’ experience with Syngenta and was appointed Head of Corporate Affairs in May 2007. In this role he leads a global team which has responsibility for communicating the company’s contribution to society and for managing relationships with a broad range of stakeholders including governments and non-governmental organizations, investors, the media and employees. GlobeScan co-CEO Christophe Guibeleguiet recently interviewed Jonathan to gain insight on the value … “Recognizing Leaders: Jonathan Seabrook, Syngenta”

Quantifying Global Interest in a Sustainable Food System

It’s not shocking that research by National Geographic and GlobeScan shows that consumers care deeply about the food they eat and about how it is produced. More troubling is that most feel alienated from the food system. Just one in four consumers globally feel empowered to influence the way that food is produced, while only four in 10 say they have some influence as consumers over what food is available to them when shopping, according to GlobeScan and National Geographic’s latest … “Quantifying Global Interest in a Sustainable Food System”

Recognizing Leaders: Bob Langert, McDonald’s

Bob Langert is the Vice President of CSR and Sustainability at McDonald’s. Bob leads on global sustainability efforts and works with McDonald’s system to grow their business by making a positive difference in society. McDonald’s has Five Sustainability Pillars: Food, Sourcing, Community, People and Planet. He and his team collaborate with internal leadership to integrate sustainability in day-to-day operations and decision-making. Bob’s team is responsible for ongoing sustainability reporting and works with a variety of external stakeholders. GlobeScan co-CEO Chris Coulter … “Recognizing Leaders: Bob Langert, McDonald’s”

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Increases in Perceived Seriousness of Poverty and Homelessness: Global Poll

Germany and Spain amongst countries with most significant increases    LONDON, 8 JAN 2015 – Germany and Spain have made the most dramatic increases in perceived seriousness of poverty and homelessness according to a GlobeScan poll of 24,000 citizens across 24 countries. This global poll shows the abiding strength of people’s concerns about poverty and their perceptions of economic unfairness. Poverty and homelessness continue as top-tier concerns with majorities in 15 of the 24 countries polled seeing these as a … “Increases in Perceived Seriousness of Poverty and Homelessness: Global Poll”

Changing Food Habits: Immobilized Greendex Segment

Segmenting the Market Using the 2014 Greendex Data This is the last in a series of four short articles that examine the potential for more sustainable consumer behavior within the food category. Again, we draw on the Greendex 2014 study of consumers in 18 countries, conducted with National Geographic, to mine for insights to help governments, companies and NGOs unlock further change. Greendex Article Series Our first installation of the series described the “Moveable Masses” segment, largest of the five groups that … “Changing Food Habits: Immobilized Greendex Segment”

Changing Food Habits: Conflicted Consumers Greendex Segment

Segmenting the Market Using the 2014 Greendex Data This is the third in a series of four short articles that examine the potential for more sustainable consumer behavior within the food category. Again, we draw on the Greendex 2014 study of consumers in 18 countries, conducted with National Geographic, to mine for insights to help governments, companies and NGOs unlock further change. Our first installation of the series described the “Moveable Masses” segment, largest of the five groups that our analysis has … “Changing Food Habits: Conflicted Consumers Greendex Segment”

Recognizing Leaders: Winnie Byanyima, Oxfam International

Winnie Byanyima is Executive Director of Oxfam International. She served 10 years as a member of the Ugandan parliament. A recognized women’s rights advocate, she founded the still-thriving civil society organization, Forum for Women in Democracy (FOWODE). Ms. Byanyima served at the African Union Commission and as Director of Gender and Development at the United Nations Development Programme. As part of her drive to bring women’s perspectives into core development issues, she co-founded the Global Gender and Climate Alliance and … “Recognizing Leaders: Winnie Byanyima, Oxfam International”