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Three Reasons Why NGOs Have Lost Some Attractiveness as Partners for Companies

During the May 7th webinar, Robert Blood from SIGWATCH, along with Chris Coulter and I, discussed the changing place of NGOs in the mix of strategic stakeholders (click here for the full recording and presentation slides from the webinar). As Chris proved, stakeholder engagement has solidified its position as a strategic management tool for companies that are serious about thriving in our overpopulated, uncertain and volatile world. He convincingly made the case that there is an expectation that these collaborations … “Three Reasons Why NGOs Have Lost Some Attractiveness as Partners for Companies”

Recognizing Leaders: Nigel Topping, We Mean Business

Nigel Topping is the CEO of We Mean Business – a coalition of organisations working on climate change with thousands of the world’s most influential businesses and investors. Previously, Nigel was Executive Director of CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project). GlobeScan co-CEO Chris Coulter recently interviewed Nigel to gain insight on the value We Mean Business puts on stakeholder intelligence to help build recognized leadership in an uncertain world. From your perspective, what are the most pressing challenges facing the … “Recognizing Leaders: Nigel Topping, We Mean Business”

Consumer Engagement is Now the Primary Focus of Green Marketing

Consumer engagement is now the primary focus of green marketing – harnessing the innate CSR values that most consumers have and creatively engaging them to actively purchase from brands and companies that have differentiated, positive CSR performance, write William Ratcliffe of Collected Conscience and Chris Coulter of GlobeScan in a recent article for WARC’s Admap magazine. This article outlines three best practice strategies for engaging with consumers on issues around sustainability and the environment, at a time when people have … “Consumer Engagement is Now the Primary Focus of Green Marketing”

Webinar Recap: The 2015 GlobeScan/SustainAbility Leaders Report

On May 28th, GlobeScan and SustainAbility hosted a webinar to discuss the results of the 2015 edition of the GSS Sustainability Leaders Report. After 21 years, the GlobeScan/Sustainability Leaders Report is the longest-running survey of its kind examining experts’ views of the current state of sustainability leadership. In our latest survey, we analyzed the viewpoints of over 800 sustainability experts to answer a number of pressing questions, including: Which companies, NGOs and national governments do experts believe are leading the sustainability agenda? … “Webinar Recap: The 2015 GlobeScan/SustainAbility Leaders Report”

Values Paramount to Achieving Sustainability Leadership

Findings from a new study exploring corporate, NGO and governmental leadership in sustainable development 28 May 2015 Values are paramount to achieving sustainability leadership according to the findings of a new study exploring three different angles of perceived leadership in sustainable development across corporate, NGO and governmental organizations. Opinions of expert stakeholders from 82 countries show that integrated sustainability values including beliefs of executive leadership are a key measure of corporate reputation. However, an increasing number of experts maintain that … “Values Paramount to Achieving Sustainability Leadership”

Are our Minds Water-Logged?

In California, every day comes with a reminder — take nothing for granted. Last month, California Gov. Jerry Brown implemented water restrictions for the first time in the state. Water is on the top of the mind for Californians today, with wells going dry across the state. But California isn’t alone as concern about water issues is on the rise globally. Research shows significant increases in perceived seriousness of water scarcity over the last year, according to GlobeScan’s latest international Radar survey. … “Are our Minds Water-Logged?”

Webinar Recap: The Changing Importance of NGOs as Stakeholders for Companies

Multi-stakeholder collaboration is increasingly positioned as a way to manage global risks, make progress and help companies and societies become more resilient. In turn, NGOs have become the ‘go to’ stakeholders for companies seeking to resolve product challenges, policy conflicts and bolster their public image. Is this a good thing, and does it actually work? On May 7, 2015, GlobeScan and SIGWATCH hosted a webinar on The Changing Importance of NGOs as Stakeholders for Companies. When reviewing the recording and slides … “Webinar Recap: The Changing Importance of NGOs as Stakeholders for Companies”

Upcoming Webinar: Trust, Expectations and Leadership: Global Societal Trends on Business

Join us for a webinar on Thursday, June 18th @ 11am New York / 4pm London time to discuss Trust, Expectations and Leadership: our latest Global Societal Trends on Business. We will explore findings from GlobeScan Radar, our latest global public opinion survey of 24,000 people across 24 countries. We will share our latest tracking of trust in institutions, expectations for responsible business, reputation of industry sectors and consumer views of corporate leadership. Professionals focused on corporate affairs, issues management, reputation, … “Upcoming Webinar: Trust, Expectations and Leadership: Global Societal Trends on Business”

Upcoming Webinar: The 2015 GlobeScan/SustainAbility Leaders Report

GlobeScan and SustainAbility are delighted to invite you to a webinar on May 28th @ 11am New York / 4pm London time to discuss the results of the 2015 edition of the GSS Sustainability Leaders Report. After 21 years, the GlobeScan/Sustainability Leaders Report is the longest-running survey of its kind examining experts’ views of the current state of sustainability leadership. In our latest survey, we analyze the viewpoints of over 800 sustainability experts to answer a number of pressing questions, … “Upcoming Webinar: The 2015 GlobeScan/SustainAbility Leaders Report”

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Recognizing Leaders: Petra Laux, Novartis

Petra Laux is the Head of Global Public and Government Affairs at Novartis, a position she assumed in 2006. In this role, she creates strategy and overseas implementation of all public and government affairs activities for the Novartis Group of companies, including the divisions Pharmaceuticals, Alcon, and Sandoz.  GlobeScan co-CEO Christophe Guibeleguiet recently interviewed Petra to gain insight on the value Novartis puts on stakeholder intelligence to help build recognized leadership in an uncertain world. You have been with Novartis … “Recognizing Leaders: Petra Laux, Novartis”

Webinar Recap: Mining Industry Perceptions – Current and Future Opportunities and Challenges

On April 21, 2015, Dr. Anthony Hodge President of ICMM and Chris Coulter co-CEO of GlobeScan, hosted a lively and evidence-rich discussion on the mining industry’s progress toward sustainable development. Drawing on GlobeScan’s primary research amongst ICMM’s stakeholders, they explored the latest perspectives on current and future opportunities and challenges facing the mining industry, and examined the success and failure of both ICMM and its members in achieving continuous improvements in sustainable development. Particular attention was paid to key environmental … “Webinar Recap: Mining Industry Perceptions – Current and Future Opportunities and Challenges”

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”

Webinar Recap: 2015 RBC Canadian Water Attitudes Study

Do Canadians value water? Are our attitudes and behaviours evolving? On Wednesday, March 25th we shared insights from the 8th annual RBC Canadian Water Attitudes Study in a special webinar featuring Bob Sandford, Canadian water expert, Robert Haller, Executive Director of the Canadian Water and Wastewater Association, and Chris Coulter, co-CEO of GlobeScan. Follow the links below to learn about the findings from this quantitative survey of 2,000 Canadians, the most comprehensive of its kind in the world! Webinar Recording … “Webinar Recap: 2015 RBC Canadian Water Attitudes Study”

Recognizing Leaders: Claire Dixon, eBay

Claire Dixon is the Vice President of Global Communications at eBay Inc, based in Silicon Valley, California. Claire leads proactive and reactive communications strategy across a range of disciplines including media relations, external stakeholder engagement, digital and social media strategy, content, employee engagement and social innovation (CR). A native Londoner, prior to joining eBay, Claire held a variety of UK, European and Global roles for GlaxoSmithKline and Unilever. GlobeScan co-CEO Chris Coulter recently interviewed Claire to gain insight on the … “Recognizing Leaders: Claire Dixon, eBay”

New Poll Shows UK Voters Disillusioned With Political System

Sharp increase in percentage who say elections are not free and fair LONDON, 26 MARCH 2015 – On the eve of the general election campaign, dissatisfaction with the UK political system is at high levels. Over seven in ten UK citizens (73%) say that their country is not “governed by the will of the people,” according to a new GlobeScan survey of 1,000 British adults. This sense of alienation is a lasting trend in the minds of Britons as similar … “New Poll Shows UK Voters Disillusioned With Political System”

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”

Glass Half Full Or Half Empty: Canadians Confident In Their Tap Water, But Do They Care?

While the majority of Canadians are confident in the overall quality of their drinking water, RBC survey reveals many fundamentally undervalue it TORONTO, 18 March 2015 – As seasons begin to shift, we are reminded of how drinking a glass of water to cool off on a hot summer day or hydrating with tap water before heading off on a hike can quench our thirst and replenish our bodies. The quality of that water is second only to hospitals in … “Glass Half Full Or Half Empty: Canadians Confident In Their Tap Water, But Do They Care?”

Canadian Water Attitudes Study: Climate Change Ranked The Top Threat To Our Fresh Water

But three-quarters of Canadians do not believe they live in an area prone to drought or flood TORONTO, 18 May 2016 – Across the globe, awareness of the devastating impacts of climate change on our environment has never been higher. Canadians’ recognition of this issue was confirmed in a study released today by RBC, revealing that 21 per cent of respondents rank climate change as the number one among threats to Canada’s fresh water supply. This is up significantly from 2010 … “Canadian Water Attitudes Study: Climate Change Ranked The Top Threat To Our Fresh Water”

We Are All In This Together: The Success of Stakeholder Collaboration Forums

I’ve had the pleasure of being part of a number of Stakeholder Collaboration Forums at GlobeScan. And as I get ready to take part in my seventh – the HP Living Progress Exchange on March 17 and 18 – I thought it was a good time to reflect on why these types of forums are so compelling. What is a Collaboration Forum? For the uninitiated, the stakeholder collaboration forums that GlobeScan has developed with a number of leading companies, are, … “We Are All In This Together: The Success of Stakeholder Collaboration Forums”

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How to Make the Most of a VUCA World

The rise of social media has been quick, powerful and unprecedented. It has torn through the fabric of our global society and continues to redefine the way we understand the world, with its magnetism holding our minds hostage in a seemingly perpetual desire for more. What makes social media such an irresistible force? The answer lies in our inherent need to connect and conform to those around us. For the first time in human history, we have gained the ability … “How to Make the Most of a VUCA World”

Collaborating for Progress: An Interview with HP’s Chris Librie Ahead of the Second ‘Living Progress Exchange’

Chris Librie is a Senior Director for Living Progress Strategy and Communications at HP. James Morris, the Director of GlobeScan’s San Francisco Office, recently interviewed Chris about the global online HP Living Progress Exchange (LPX) that GlobeScan has been working on with HP. The next online LPX is taking place on March 17 and 18 (people can join on either date depending on their preferred time zone), so it is a great time for us to reflect back on the … “Collaborating for Progress: An Interview with HP’s Chris Librie Ahead of the Second ‘Living Progress Exchange’”

Upcoming Webinar: 2015 RBC Canadian Water Attitudes Study

Do Canadians value water? Are our attitudes and behaviours evolving? We will share insights from the 8th annual RBC Canadian Water Attitudes Study in a special webinar featuring Bob Sandford, Canadian water expert, Robert Haller, Executive Director of the Canadian Water and Wastewater Association, and Chris Coulter, co-CEO of GlobeScan. Join us to hear about the findings from this quantitative survey of 2,000 Canadians, the most comprehensive of its kind in the world! Webinar Title: 2015 RBC Canadian Water Attitudes … “Upcoming Webinar: 2015 RBC Canadian Water Attitudes Study”

How NGOs Can Build “Trust Bridges” Between Stakeholders in Africa

Debate at the recent Mining Indaba Sustainable Development Day in Cape Town, South Africa was a continuation of the discussion from the 2014 forum. The key takeaway from 2014 was that there is an onus on business to engage with affected communities in order to progress the development agenda. This year, Her Excellency, Graça Machel, President of the Foundation for Community Development shared her vision for the world, and Africa in particular, in a very engaging conversation with Dr. Anthony … “How NGOs Can Build “Trust Bridges” Between Stakeholders in Africa”