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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”

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”

Webinar | The Rise of the Conscious Food Consumer: COVID, Climate and Conservation

Every two years, the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and GlobeScan conduct one of the largest seafood consumer surveys in the world, engaging over 20,000 consumers in 23 markets. This year’s results show high levels of concern for our oceans are driving a new wave of consumer activism, as conscious food consumers increasingly ‘vote with their forks’ to safeguard our oceans. We recently hosted three webinars across global time zones (see details below) between 10-12 November 2020. In these sessions, we … “Webinar | The Rise of the Conscious Food Consumer: COVID, Climate and Conservation”

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”

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”

Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions: Perspectives from the SDG 16 Leadership Forum

SDG Goal 16 Leadership Forum hosted by Anglo American / GlobeScan Read the full report from our online discussion of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions, hosted with Anglo American. Learn from the perspectives of more than 80 participants from 18 countries who explored the role of businesses and other stakeholders in making progress on SDG 16, which aims to promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all … “Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions: Perspectives from the SDG 16 Leadership Forum”

Decent Work and Economic Growth: Perspectives from the SDG 8 Leadership Forum

SDG Goal 8 Leadership Forum hosted by 3M / GlobeScan Learn from the perspectives of more than 125 participants from 17 countries who explored the future of work, the ways in which it is changing, and the obstacles and solutions in closing the skills gap. Read the full report from our online discussion of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth, hosted with 3M. What is Sustainable Development Goal 8? SDG 8 aims to promote … “Decent Work and Economic Growth: Perspectives from the SDG 8 Leadership Forum”

Clean Water and Sanitation: Perspectives from the SDG 6 Leadership Forum

SDG Goal 6 Leadership Forum hosted by AB InBev / GlobeScan Read the full report from our online discussion of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation. Learn from the perspectives from more than 150 participants from 32 countries who explored how to ensure the availability and sustainable management of water for all. SDG 6 focuses on the need for improved water management practices and increased water efficiency in order to more effectively meet water demands globally. What … “Clean Water and Sanitation: Perspectives from the SDG 6 Leadership Forum”

Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions: Anglo American and GlobeScan to Host SDG 16 Leadership Forum

Our SDG Leadership Forum on Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions (Goal 16) was held on Wednesday, June 26, 2019. As part of our ongoing series of online dialogues, this SDG Leadership Forum for Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions offers an opportunity to discuss the role of business and society in making progress on Goal 16. In this global, online, text-based discussion, hosted live by Anglo American and GlobeScan, we will discuss the role of businesses and other stakeholders in the path toward … “Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions: Anglo American and GlobeScan to Host SDG 16 Leadership Forum”

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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”

Innovating with Purpose: Perspectives from the SDG 9 Leadership Forum

SDG Goal 9 Leadership Forum hosted by GlobeScan / VMware Read the full report from our online discussion of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure. Learn from the perspectives from more than 150 participants who explored the critical role technology innovation and digital infrastructure can play in achieving the United Nations’ ambitious 2030 goals, and the technology industry’s opportunity to help drive resilient and sustainable economic and environmental development. What is Sustainable Development Goal 9? SDG … “Innovating with Purpose: Perspectives from the SDG 9 Leadership Forum”

Responsible Consumption and Production in Fashion & Beyond: Perspectives from the SDG 12 Leadership Forum

SDG Goal 12 Leadership Forum hosted by GlobeScan / C&A Foundation Read the full report from our online discussion of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 12, which aims to “do more and better with less” by ensuring sustainable consumption and production. Learn from the perspectives from more than 250 guest contributors who discussed how we can accelerate our transition to a circular economy – at pace and scale – inside and outside the fashion industry. SDG Forum 12 discussion … “Responsible Consumption and Production in Fashion & Beyond: Perspectives from the SDG 12 Leadership Forum”

Creating Sustainable and Resilient Cities and Communities: Perspectives from the SDG 11 Leadership Forum

SDG Goal 11 Leadership Forum hosted by GlobeScan / TD Bank Group Read the full report from our online discussion of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 11. Learn from the perspectives of 150 guest contributors who explored the critical role that green infrastructure and urban green spaces can play in building sustainable cities and communities. The focus of the forum was to explore the challenges faced by North American urban centres. What is Sustainable Development Goal 11? SDG 11 … “Creating Sustainable and Resilient Cities and Communities: Perspectives from the SDG 11 Leadership Forum”

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”

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”

Capacity Building of Frontline Health Workers: Perspectives from the SDG 3 Leadership Forum

SDG Goal 3 Leadership Forum hosted by GlobeScan / Johnson & Johnson Learn from the perspectives of 200 guest contributors who explored how building the capacity of front-line health workers in lower- and middle-income countries is critical if public health in these countries is to be improved. Read the full report from our online discussion of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 3. What is Sustainable Development Goal 3? SDG 3 aims to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for … “Capacity Building of Frontline Health Workers: Perspectives from the SDG 3 Leadership Forum”

Partnerships for Progress: Perspectives from the SDG 17 Leadership Forum

SDG Goal 17 Leadership Forum hosted by Unilever and GlobeScan Read the full report from our online discussion of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 17 on global partnerships for sustainability. Learn from the perspectives of 328 participants who explored how partnerships can help fund the Goals and scale up social entrepreneurs. Our discussion focused on the impact partnerships can have in the provision of new models of financing the Goals and in empowering small-scale social entrepreneurs to scale up … “Partnerships for Progress: Perspectives from the SDG 17 Leadership Forum”

SDG Leadership Series of 17 Collaboration Forums

GlobeScan Leadership Forums The SDG Leadership Series is an open, online set of interactive events for stakeholders, hosted in the spirit of Goal #17: Revitalizing Global Partnerships for Sustainable Development. Over a period of two years we will have a series of 17 Forums with hundreds of stakeholders across the world. Each forum will focus on one global goal, connecting stakeholders to share ideas and action for making progress on the SDGs. The inaugural SDG Leadership Goal 17 Forum with … “SDG Leadership Series of 17 Collaboration Forums”

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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?”

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”