Passing more legislation or improving current laws that promote more sustainable markets is believed to be the most important action governments can take to advance the sustainability agenda.
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Research into sustainable living, people & planet, conducted by GlobeScan for Ingka Group (IKEA’s largest retailer).
There is increasing global awareness of the SDGs, with awareness being much higher in the Global South than in the Global North.
New findings from the 2023 Healthy & Sustainable Living consumer research program show that we are rapidly approaching a climate tipping point where it is likely that half of the global population will feel they are greatly personally affected by climate change.
Almost seven in ten people globally say their government should support Ukraine as it defends itself against Russian aggression.
Exploring ways that companies and NGOs can best lead advocacy efforts to shape the global sustainability agenda and deliver impact.
Earlier this year, CSR Europe and GlobeScan, with the support of Solvay, ran their first Sustainability Leadership Salon event in a two-part series: a journey with CSR Europe Leadership Hubs’ member companies coming together with peers, civil society leaders, and policymakers to advance the Just Transition and create a Social Green Deal 2024–2029 for Europe. Download this summary document which lays out the outcome of this event, the key topics discussed, and the opportunities for business and policy leadership moving … “Report: The Role of Companies in Shaping a Social Green Deal 2024-2029”
About the 2023 Sustainability Leaders Survey Findings from the 2023 Sustainability Leaders Survey, by GlobeScan and The SustainAbility Institute by ERM, finds that sustainability leadership is increasingly measured by the integration of sustainability into business strategy. This year’s findings draw from more than 500 sustainability experts who once again came together from over 60 countries. At the mid-point of 2023, the global economy is still feeling the ripple effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the war in Ukraine continues changing geopolitical … “2023 Sustainability Leaders | Report & Webinar”
The latest research from the Oxford-GlobeScan Global Corporate Affairs 2023 Survey Report finds that geopolitical risk and uncertainty are once again perceived to be the greatest short-term category of risk to global businesses, having risen to the number-one slot in last year’s survey as the continuing war in Ukraine and heightened East-West tensions embed these threats. Climate change is the second most significant risk, specifically reflecting deep concerns over the impact of the environment, but with growing political resistance in … “Oxford-GlobeScan Global Corporate Affairs Survey 2023 | Report”
June 8, 2023: The latest research from GlobeScan and the SustainAbility Institute by ERM finds that sustainability leadership is increasingly being measured by the integration of sustainability into business strategy. For the first time, Patagonia has surpassed Unilever as the most recognized corporate leader in this space after transferring ownership of the company to a trust that seeks to address climate change and protect nature. As the largest and longest-running survey of its kind, The GlobeScan / SustainAbility Survey has … “Report: New Research Finds Sustainability Leadership is Increasingly Measured by the Integration of Sustainability Into Business Strategy”
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And how brands can help break the disastrous cycle. The culture of unconscious consumption may finally be shifting. Conversations around sustainability have become mainstream, forcing retailers across categories to rethink their approaches to sustainability. The recent GlobeScan Healthy & Sustainable Living report finds there is strong interest in sustainable shopping, particularly among Gen Z consumers. When compared to baby boomers plus, Gen Z in the U.S. is significantly more interested in buying products secondhand (71% versus 34%), bringing their own … “Report: Inside Gen Z’s Conflicting Passions for Both Sustainability and Shopping”
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. We recently hosted a webinar to discuss the key findings from our 2023 survey, featuring special guest panellists from Syngenta, AB InBev, and Vodacom South Africa. Highlights of the Annual Survey:
The 11th annual Letter to CEOs from Larry Fink, CEO and Chairman of BlackRock, was published on 15th March 2023 in a departure from the January slot the Letter had been following for the past few years. One of the reasons for the delay of the Letter which usually sets the tone for investors is the fact that there are no separate Letters for CEOs and investors this year. At the outset, Fink sets the context that since shareholders, clients, employees, partners, … “Shifting the Narrative in a Polarized World: Analysis Report of Larry Fink’s 11th Annual Letter to CEOs”
Seven in Ten People Say Companies Should Advocate for Climate and the SDGs According to Global Poll People around the world expect companies to actively support social and environmental causes but are more divided on companies taking a stance on human rights issues, according to a global poll released at the World Economic Forum in Davos in 2023. The research, published in our new report, reveals strong public support for companies taking a stand on climate change and sustainable development … “Radar Corporate Advocacy Report 2022”
Nature and biodiversity hold tremendous value and meaning for business, society, and personal well-being. Despite their importance, the state of nature and biodiversity around the world is in crisis and threatens to undermine economies, livelihoods, and health around the globe. GlobeScan’s Navigating the Nature Agenda shared research program was developed to understand the attitudes and expectations of stakeholders and consumers around the world for the role of business and other sectors in protecting and restoring nature and biodiversity. The learnings … “Navigating the Nature Agenda: Insights for Collective Action and Leadership | Report”
Findings from a recent survey of sustainability professionals by GlobeScan and The SustainAbility Institute by ERM show that society’s progress on the SDGs is severely lacking, while at the same time Climate Action (Goal 13) is becoming increasingly urgent. To solve the climate crisis, experts point to increasing renewable energy as the most effective approach that is also among the most viable solutions to implement at scale. This year’s findings draw insights from more than 200 sustainability experts from over 40 countries. … “Report: Global Sustainability Experts Say Increasing Renewable Energy Is an Effective and Viable Solution to Climate Change “
Grains of Truth Report: New EAT-GlobeScan global research also highlights consumers ahead of governments on role of food in climate change Forty-two percent of consumers worldwide think most people will likely be eating plant-based food instead of meat in the next ten years, according to a new global consumer research study conducted by GlobeScan, a global insights and advisory consultancy, and EAT, the science-based non-profit for global food system transformation. The report into healthy, sustainable, and equitable food also revealed that … “Report: More Than Four In Ten Consumers Globally Think Eating Plant-Based Food Will Replace Meat In The Next Decade”
Two in three people now say they are willing to reduce their consumption by half to avoid environmental damage and climate change, especially those who have worried children at home, according to a new global consumer survey. The research shows that global concern about climate change is at an all-time high and that a majority of people living with children under the age of 18 say their children are very worried about environmental problems and climate change. People living in … “Report: Two in Three People are Prepared to Halve Their Consumption to Help Save the Planet”
New GlobeScan research released by the Green Finance Institute reveals growing consumer appetite in the UK for a new financial product to enable energy-efficiency home upgrades. Findings from Property Linked Finance: Rising Consumer Demand for Energy Efficiency and the Need for Financial Innovation, a survey in 2022, showed that nearly 9 in 10 people considered the energy-efficiency of their homes to be ‘important’ or ‘very important’, up from 83% in previous data collection before the energy price crisis. However, only … “Report: New Research Shows UK Appetite for Innovative Financial Products to Enable Energy-Efficiency Upgrades and Reduce Energy Bills”
Who are the leaders and why are they seen as trendsetters in corporate affairs? Together with findings from the Oxford-GlobeScan Global Corporate Affairs Survey, we are sharing our insights and advice on the crucial role and responsibilities of the Corporate Affairs function in today’s complex world. The first e-Brief in our new series explores ‘Defining Corporate Affairs Leadership.’ We take a look at what it takes to achieve recognition from peers, and how Corporate Affairs teams can continue to evolve … “What Defines Corporate Affairs Leadership in 2022? A GlobeScan e-Brief Report”
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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 … “Report: Geopolitical Risk and Uncertainty is the Number One Corporate Affairs Priority”
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”
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”
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”