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IKEA Climate Action Study

Climate Action Starts At Home For many of us, climate change is a distant, complex issue that is difficult to understand. Most people recognise the problem and many are worried about it, but they can’t connect with how climate change will affect them personally and what they, as individuals, can do about it. As the world’s temperatures rise and consumer behaviour remains stuck at unsustainable levels, an urgent question for business, governments and civil society is: How can we engage … “IKEA Climate Action Study”

The 2018 BSR/GlobeScan State of Sustainable Business Survey

About the Survey The BSR/GlobeScan 10th Annual State of Sustainable Business Survey communicates the sustainability issues that companies are most focused on today. The survey includes responses from business leaders representing 152 global companies—more than 60 percent of BSR’s global membership network. Introduction The world is changing at a rapid pace. New technologies, shifting cultural norms, evolving economic structures, and unprecedented environmental threats are reshaping the planet. This survey provides insight into the world of sustainable business and identifies common perceptions and … “The 2018 BSR/GlobeScan State of Sustainable Business Survey”

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”

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 | FSC and GlobeScan on Targeting Untapped Global Consumer Demand for Sustainably-Sourced Products

Consumers have high expectations that the forest products they buy are sourced responsibly and free from deforestation. In fact, research conducted by FSC and GlobeScan in 2017 indicates that this was one of the most important factors affecting the purchasing decisions of consumers worldwide. However, despite these expectations, the research uncovered a significant trust gap. Whilst 79% of consumers expect companies to ensure that the products they sell do not contribute to deforestation, only a quarter (26%) have a lot … “Upcoming Webinar | FSC and GlobeScan on Targeting Untapped Global Consumer Demand for Sustainably-Sourced Products”

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”

Social Polarisation Report: Insights from Corporate Professionals – Spanish Version

The impacts of political, economic, and social instability are dominating the external environment in which companies operate. Among growing material risks, social polarisation is now emerging as a core area that companies need to prioritise, with nearly seven in ten corporate professionals viewing it as a great risk to business. The potential risks of a polarised society are manifold, but three main areas emerge as being highly associated with polarisation: instability, greater economic inequality and slowdown, and eroding trust. In … “Social Polarisation Report: Insights from Corporate Professionals – Spanish Version”

Upcoming Ivory Ban Widely Supported by Consumers in China

Largest-ever Ivory Consumer Survey Also Finds Awareness is Low 12 December 2017 – As a landmark ban on domestic ivory trade comes into effect in China at the end of this month, a TRAFFIC, GlobeScan and WWF survey found that the ban has widespread support from a majority of consumers surveyed and that it is likely to substantially reduce ivory purchase. However, many citizens are unaware of the upcoming ban. The ban is widely hailed by the international community as a game changer that, … “Upcoming Ivory Ban Widely Supported by Consumers in China”

Demand Under the Ban: China Ivory Consumption Research Report

TRAFFIC and WWF commissioned GlobeScan to conduct research in order to build upon previous consumer analysis and to generate up-to-date insights about ivory consumption and consumer perceptions toward the impending ivory ban. This research seeks to discover the nature of ivory consumption in 15 surveyed cities in China, to understand consumers’ perception towards the ivory ban, and to assess effective massaging and mechanisms for demand reduction. This research will also serve as the foundation of TRAFFIC and WWF’s future behavior change … “Demand Under the Ban: China Ivory Consumption Research Report”

Social Polarisation: A New Risk to Integrate for Business

Opinions and Insights from Corporate Professionals 5th December 2017 – The impacts of political, economic, and social instability are dominating the external environment in which companies operate. Among growing material risks, social polarisation is now emerging as a core area that companies need to prioritise, according to findings from GlobeScan’s new global survey of corporate affairs professionals. Nearly seven in ten corporate professionals view social polarisation as a great risk to business. The potential risks of a polarised society are … “Social Polarisation: A New Risk to Integrate for Business”

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Social Polarisation Report: Opinions and Insights from Corporate Professionals

A Global Survey of Corporate Affairs Professionals The impacts of political, economic, and social instability are dominating the external environment in which companies operate. Among growing material risks, social polarisation is now emerging as a core area that companies need to prioritise, with nearly seven in ten corporate professionals viewing it as a great risk to business. The potential risks of a polarised society are manifold, but three main areas emerge as being highly associated with polarisation: Instability Greater economic … “Social Polarisation Report: Opinions and Insights from Corporate Professionals”

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”

Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

A GlobeScan Radar eBrief As part of our latest Radar research program, we asked citizens in 21 countries about their awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals one year on from the launch, as well as the views of those in 15 countries on different institutions’ performance in acting to implement them. While awareness is fairly low in 2017, nearly four in ten global respondents report having at least some awareness about the Goals. Among the general public around the world, corporate … “Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”

Brand Purpose in Divided Times: Four Strategies for Brand Leadership

One of the greatest challenges facing brands today is the ability to connect deeply with consumers. This is particularly difficult in a context of low trust in business, shifting consumer expectations and more choice in a global economy. In order for brands to build trust and connect with consumers, a new approach is required that must begin with purpose and intention. Explore Brand Purpose in Divided Times: Four Strategies for Brand Leadership – a BBMG/GlobeScan Study: Download Full report Read … “Brand Purpose in Divided Times: Four Strategies for Brand Leadership”

Developing the Scotiabank Young People in the Community Index

More deeply understanding some of the key challenges facing young people across North America, Latin America and the Caribbean is in line with Scotiabank’s new strategy to invest 70% of its philanthropic support to organizations that help young people in the community. To help assess the state of health & well-being and education of young people in these communities, we worked in partnership with Scotiabank and an advisory council of leading external experts on key issues impacting young people to develop the Scotiabank … “Developing the Scotiabank Young People in the Community Index”

The 2017 BSR/GlobeScan State of Sustainable Business Survey

The annual BSR/GlobeScan State of Sustainable Business Survey (now in its ninth year) provides insights into the world of sustainable business and aims to identify common perceptions and practices of corporate sustainability professionals. The 2017 survey offers unique insights on how companies are implementing sustainability goals, strengthening business resilience, and contributing to global development and climate change agendas. In addition to capturing the views of sustainability professionals, this year’s survey underscores how well sustainability is being incorporated into company practices … “The 2017 BSR/GlobeScan State of Sustainable Business Survey”

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Capitalizing on the Sustainable Benefits of the Internet of Things (IoT)

In September 2016, GlobeScan was excited to partner with Hewlett Packard Enterprises (HPE) to deliver the fourth Living Progress Exchange (LPX). Building on the success of previous LPXs we went a step further with the latest version by holding an online dialogue simultaneously with an in-person panel at the GreenBiz VERGE conference. Our preparation and planning paid off as we were able to drive a very interesting discussion on the opportunities for and challenges of leveraging the Internet of Things … “Capitalizing on the Sustainable Benefits of the Internet of Things (IoT)”