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Webinar | The 2021 Climate Survey: Evaluating Progress

On November 2, we hosted a webinar to explore results of the GlobeScan / SustainAbility Institute by ERM 2021 Climate Survey, which captures the perceptions of hundreds of sustainability experts globally on climate progress and climate leadership, revealing how perceptions are changing and where progress is – or is not – perceived to be occurring. While this year’s survey finds most experts remain critical about climate progress, there are signs of hope that COP26 will shift the present trajectory. Experts … “Webinar | The 2021 Climate Survey: Evaluating Progress”

New Survey Finds Sustainability Experts Remain Pessimistic About Our Ability to Avert Major Damage from Climate Change

Public Understanding and Engagement is Essential to Generating a Response to Humanity’s Code Red Findings from a new report ‘Responding to Humanity’s Code Red‘ by GlobeScan and the SustainAbility Institute by ERM show that sustainability experts remain pessimistic about our ability to avert major damage from climate change and about the prospect of meeting the Paris Agreement goals.   While the public and private sector are both crucially important to progress, expert survey respondents say we need more public understanding and engagement to ensure effective … “New Survey Finds Sustainability Experts Remain Pessimistic About Our Ability to Avert Major Damage from Climate Change”

New Global Survey Finds Covid-19 Is Intensifying Sustainable Development Challenges, But Leading Businesses Are Stepping Up Action

Four in ten sustainability experts believe the pandemic will increase poverty and inequality Access to energy, food security, diversity, and discrimination are also increasing in urgency One-third of experts believe COVID-19 will lead to more attention on the environment Sustainable business models and strategy are the strongest drivers of recognized corporate leadership, overtaking target-setting and sustainability values/purpose 28 July 2021: New research from GlobeScan and the SustainAbility Institute by ERM finds that sustainability experts believe the global pandemic will help … “New Global Survey Finds Covid-19 Is Intensifying Sustainable Development Challenges, But Leading Businesses Are Stepping Up Action”

The 2021 GlobeScan / SustainAbility Leaders Survey | Report & Webinar

About the 2021 Sustainability Leaders Survey Findings from a new report 2021 Sustainability Leaders by GlobeScan and The SustainAbility Institute by ERM show sustainability experts believe the global pandemic will help draw attention to environmental challenges—but will also deepen socio-economic challenges such as poverty and inequality. The GlobeScan / SustainAbility Leaders Survey has tracked global expert opinions on the evolution of the sustainability agenda since 1997. The 25th edition of this report has taken place against the unprecedented backdrop of … “The 2021 GlobeScan / SustainAbility Leaders Survey | Report & Webinar”

Is COVID-19 Slowing Progress Toward the SDGs? Yes, Say Experts.

As we move into a crucial decade of action on achieving serious progress on sustainability, many are hoping the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent economic recession will serve to reset our priorities toward a greener future in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). However, many experts are not optimistic about the possibility of a green recovery. Over half of sustainability professionals believe that COVID-19 instead will slow the rate of progress toward achieving the SDGs, according to a new … “Is COVID-19 Slowing Progress Toward the SDGs? Yes, Say Experts.”

New Survey of Experts Finds COVID-19 Pandemic Risks Slowing Progress Towards the Sustainable Development Goals

25 February 2021 – Five and a half years after the adoption of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs or the Goals) and their ambition to ensure a better and sustainable future for all, findings from a new report “Evaluating Progress on the SDGs” by GlobeScan and The SustainAbility Institute by ERM show that sustainability practitioners continue to report poor progress towards each of the 17 Goals. Additionally, over half of experts surveyed believe that the COVID-19 pandemic will further slow the … “New Survey of Experts Finds COVID-19 Pandemic Risks Slowing Progress Towards the Sustainable Development Goals”

Corporate Sustainability Leadership During a Pandemic

As we continue to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic and its devastating social and economic effects, companies are continuing their efforts to become more sustainable — and some are being recognized for their efforts. The 2020 Sustainability Leaders, a GlobeScan / SustainAbility survey of experts worldwide, reveals which companies are perceived to be leaders on sustainability during this challenging time by sustainability professionals representing business, government, NGOs and academia. Over 700 experts were surveyed online across 71 countries in May. Results … “Corporate Sustainability Leadership During a Pandemic”

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”

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”

The 2020 Climate Survey: Evaluating Progress on Climate Change | Webinar

Our February 18 webinar explored results from the latest edition of the GlobeScan / SustainAbility Survey (GSS), which evaluates progress on addressing climate change generally, and specifically on corporate action and leadership. GSS is one of the longest-running expert surveys on sustainability-related topics of its kind. In the 2020 Climate Survey we analyzed the viewpoints of over 550 global sustainability experts representing business, government, NGOs and academia across 47 countries on a range of questions including: Importance of various societal … “The 2020 Climate Survey: Evaluating Progress on Climate Change | Webinar”

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The Climate Decade: Ten Years to Deliver the Paris Agreement

A GlobeScan-SustainAbility Survey We are entering the climate decade. A ten year period where our collective actions will determine the kind of world our children and grandchildren will inherit. Since the launch of the Paris Climate Agreement in 2015, every two years GlobeScan and SustainAbility have asked global experts to assess progress towards reducing global greenhouse gas emissions. In the time since our first report was released in 2015, and second report in 2017, urgency has grown. The International Panel … “The Climate Decade: Ten Years to Deliver the Paris Agreement”

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”

Why NGOs Top the List of Those Advancing Sustainable Development

Sustainability leadership by NGOs is well recognized around the world as the type of organization that has contributed the most toward sustainable development since the Rio Earth Summit. While this finding from our latest Sustainability Leaders Survey of experts is neither new nor surprising (NGOs have ranked as a leading institution since we began tracking this measure in 2009), NGOs’ steady commitment to collaboration, engagement and advocacy is celebrated despite them often being under-resourced. Meanwhile, the United Nations has seen an 11-point … “Why NGOs Top the List of Those Advancing Sustainable Development”

The 2019 GlobeScan / SustainAbility Leaders Survey | Report

About the Survey As part of the the 2019 GlobeScan/SustainAbility Leaders Survey, we asked over 800 experts representing business, government, NGOs and academia across 78 countries to evaluate the progress that institutions have made since the 1992 Earth Summit. 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 sustainable development agenda. Introduction The 2019 GlobeScan/SustainAbility Leaders … “The 2019 GlobeScan / SustainAbility Leaders Survey | Report”

The 2019 GlobeScan/SustainAbility Leaders Survey | Webinar

About the Survey As part of the the 2019 GlobeScan/SustainAbility Leaders Survey, we asked over 800 experts representing business, government, NGOs and academia across 78 countries to evaluate the progress that institutions have made since the 1992 Earth Summit. 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 sustainable development agenda. To help launch the 2019 Sustainability … “The 2019 GlobeScan/SustainAbility Leaders Survey | Webinar”

The 2019 GlobeScan/SustainAbility Leaders Survey | Top Sustainability Leaders

Unilever, Patagonia, and IKEA are the Most Recognized Sustainability Leaders Findings from the just-released 2019 Leaders Survey by GlobeScan and SustainAbility show that, while still trailing Unilever, Patagonia and IKEA have made substantial gains in recognition for sustainability leadership over the past year. The gap between the top tier and second tier in this annual ranking has narrowed, as Unilever’s long-standing dominance has declined. Download the full report Watch the webinar About the Sustainability Leaders Survey The Leaders Survey has … “The 2019 GlobeScan/SustainAbility Leaders Survey | Top Sustainability Leaders”

Are We Actually Making Progress on the SDGs?

In 2015, United Nations member states, together with civil society and business, came together to prepare a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all by 2030. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) outline 17 areas where we need to make a collective effort and provide a useful sustainability framework for business and other actors. We have a decade until the 2030 deadline and businesses are increasingly committing to the goals in a public way. While there are … “Are We Actually Making Progress on the SDGs?”

Evaluating SDG Progress: Survey Highlights from GlobeScan and SustainAbility

On March 26, GlobeScan and SustainAbility hosted a webinar to discuss findings of an assessment of 400 experts on progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), featuring the following panelists: Kavita Prakash-Mani, Global Conservation Director, WWF International Kris Douma, Head of Strategic Projects, UNPRI Nicola J. Acutt, Ph.D., Vice President, Sustainability Strategy, VMware Aiste Brackley, Senior Manager, SustainAbility Eric Whan, Director, GlobeScan The GlobeScan/SustainAbility Survey is the longest-running survey of its kind and has tracked expert opinions on sustainable development … “Evaluating SDG Progress: Survey Highlights from GlobeScan and SustainAbility”

Evaluating Progress on the SDGs

This latest GlobeScan-SustainAbility Survey explores global sustainability expert views about progress made on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In 2017, we polled sustainability experts and asked them to evaluate progress on sustainable development and specifically the SDGs. Two years later, we have once again asked experts to evaluate progress on individual SDGs, rank their relative urgency and share insights into the priorities within their own organizations. We also asked which specific Goals individual corporate sectors should focus on. More than 450 experienced professionals from North America, … “Evaluating Progress on the SDGs”

The 2018 Sustainability Leaders Survey | Webinar Recap

We recently hosted two regional webinars to discuss the results of The 2018 Sustainability Leaders survey. Download the full report here. The GlobeScan/SustainAbility Leaders Survey is the longest-running survey of its kind and has tracked expert opinions on sustainable development leadership for over 20 years. In our latest survey, we analyze the viewpoints of over 700 sustainability experts. Pressing sustainability questions that were discussed included: Which companies and NGOs do experts believe are leading the sustainability agenda? What key factors … “The 2018 Sustainability Leaders Survey | Webinar Recap”

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The 2018 GlobeScan/SustainAbility Leaders Survey

About the Survey The GlobeScan/SustainAbility Leaders Survey is the longest-running survey of its kind and has tracked expert opinions on sustainable development leadership for over 20 years. In our latest survey, we analyze the viewpoints of over 700 sustainability experts to answer a number of pressing questions, including: Which companies and NGOs do experts believe are leading the sustainability agenda? What key factors set them apart? How can young adults most influence the sustainability agenda? Introduction The 2018 GlobeScan-Sustainability Leaders … “The 2018 GlobeScan/SustainAbility Leaders Survey”

Upcoming Webinar | The 2018 Sustainability Leaders Survey

GlobeScan and SustainAbility are delighted to invite you to a webinar to discuss the results of The 2018 Sustainability Leaders Survey. Join us for a dynamic and insightful conversation with global thought leaders who will share their insights on the 2018 survey findings and answer your questions on the current and future state of sustainability leadership. For your convenience, we are hosting separate webinars for Americas/EMEA and Asia Pacific audiences. We hope you can join us! On June 19, our Americas/EMEA webinar … “Upcoming Webinar | The 2018 Sustainability Leaders Survey”

The 2017 Survey on Climate Change by GlobeScan / SustainAbility

Evaluating Progress on Climate Change 2017 Climate Survey of Experts Two years after the breakthrough achievement of the Paris Agreement, we asked global sustainability experts representing business, government, NGOs and academia to evaluate progress made by the global community on addressing climate change generally and implementing the Agreement specifically. Our panel of experts consisted of 398 qualified sustainability experts from September 26th to October 13th, 2017. Our expert panel’s assessment is bleak. More than half of these sustainability practitioners think … “The 2017 Survey on Climate Change by GlobeScan / SustainAbility”

Bleak Assessment of Progress on Climate Change

New Survey of Experts on Climate Change Evaluating Progress on Climate Change Report More than half of sustainability experts surveyed (55%) think that the global community is not moving fast enough to avert major damage from climate change and fewer than one-third of respondents believe that we are making good progress on implementing the global framework according to the findings of a new report “The 2017 Climate Survey: Evaluating Progress on Climate Change” by GlobeScan and SustainAbility. The launch of these … “Bleak Assessment of Progress on Climate Change”