Insight of the Week: Worries About Water Strongest in the South

Worries About Water Strongest in the South Seriousness of Water Shortages, “Very Serious,” by Country, 2020 Although people in all 27 markets surveyed tend to be at least somewhat concerned about fresh water shortages, these concerns are much more intense among those living in Southern Europe, Latin America, and Africa and the Middle East. In contrast, Asian respondents tend to be the least worried about a lack of fresh water. Strong concern about water cuts across all demographic groups, with … “Insight of the Week: Worries About Water Strongest in the South”

Best of 2019 Highlights

As we come to the end of the year, we close out 2019 with a review of our ten most widely read posts of the year. The GlobeScan community gravitated toward our contributions on the Sustainable Development Goals, corporate purpose, transparency, wildlife conservation, sustainable lifestyles, and leadership. We enter the next decade with an energized sense of living our purpose of building trusted leadership to create a better future.  We look forward to working together in 2020 to help build … “Best of 2019 Highlights”

Is Your Company One of Asia-Pacific’s Global Sustainability Leaders?

In May, GlobeScan’s CEO Chris Coulter visited our Hong Kong office and with several partners, we convened a series of events including a salon, a dinner with the University of Oxford China Office, and exclusive breakfast meetings with leaders in sustainability. As a new member of GlobeScan’s Asia-Pacific team who recently transferred from our North America headquarters, it was an amazing whirlwind week to see the range of companies in Asia-Pacific working toward leadership in sustainability. The events attracted more … “Is Your Company One of Asia-Pacific’s Global Sustainability Leaders?”

Recognizing Leaders: Janice Lao, Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels

Janice Lao is Director, Group Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability at the Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels (HSH), which owns and operates the Peninsula Hotels and other luxury real estate around the world. HSH’s 2018 sustainability report can be found here. GlobeScan’s Asia Pacific Director Wander Meijer spoke to Janice about corporate leadership, the trajectory from the why to the how, and on communicating sustainable luxury. Hongkong Shanghai Hotels was established in 1866 and is one of the oldest hospitality corporations. Is … “Recognizing Leaders: Janice Lao, Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels”

How to Reduce Consumer Demand for Wildlife in Asia

Webinar Recap Hosted by USAID Wildlife Asia, USAID Saving Species and GlobeScan In this webinar, we explore how, where and why consumers purchase products derived from four animals: Rhinos Elephants Pangolins Tigers Our experts discuss evidence-based recommendations to help reduce the demand for these animal products among different consumer segments. The research is based on multiple wildlife consumer demand studies in China, Thailand and Vietnam.  The results uncovered the beliefs, attitudes and values of consumers which drive them to buy … “How to Reduce Consumer Demand for Wildlife in Asia”

Recognizing Leaders: Gavin Edwards and Zhou Fei, WWF

Over the past decade, the worldwide elephant population has declined by over 30,000 per year due to reduced habitat, trophy hunting, and specifically poaching. Elephants are being slaughtered at an industrial scale for their ivory, with an estimated 415,000 left in the wild. At the current rate of population decline, the species could be extinct in the wild within the next 20 years. GlobeScan’s Asia Pacific Director Wander Meijer spoke with Zhou Fei, Chief Programme Officer of WWF China and … “Recognizing Leaders: Gavin Edwards and Zhou Fei, WWF”

All-In in Asia: The Future of Business Leadership

In many ways, the future of our world will be defined by Asia. With a ballooning economic growth rate and a leadership role in implementing alternative energy solutions, the GlobeScan Hong Kong team recently hosted two key events with thought leaders to discuss how to accelerate the drive towards a more sustainable, better world. Our first event was hosted by Dream Impact, a community of socially minded entrepreneurs who share the same vision in creating collective social impact through business and … “All-In in Asia: The Future of Business Leadership”

Sharp Drop in World Views of US, UK: Global Poll

4 July 2017 – Negative views of US influence in the world have increased in the majority of countries surveyed in the latest global country poll for the BBC World Service. Compared to 2014, when the poll was last conducted, double-digit increases in negative views of the US, rising to majorities, are now found in several of its NATO allies, including the UK (up from 42 to 64%), Spain (44 to 67%), France (41 to 56%), and Turkey (36 to 64%). … “Sharp Drop in World Views of US, UK: Global Poll”

Recognizing Leaders: Heinrich Jessen, Jebsen & Jessen

Heinrich Jessen is Chairman of Jebsen & Jessen, a diversified industrial group in Asia, with roots in the colonial trading companies of the 19th century. He started his career as a tropical biologist before joining the family business in 1995, of which he became Chairman of the executive board in 2010. Heinrich serves as council member in the Singapore National Employers Federation, Yale University’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, MIT Press’ Journal of Industrial Ecology and the United World College South … “Recognizing Leaders: Heinrich Jessen, Jebsen & Jessen”

The Emerging Affluent: Aspirational and Ambitious

New study from Standard Chartered reveals insights into emerging affluent consumers across Africa and Asia LONDON, 5 October 2015 – The emerging affluent across Asia and Africa are confident about their market’s growth prospects, expect their incomes to rise, have clear spending plans, and are highly confident in achieving their long-term wealth goal, finds a new GlobeScan study commissioned by Standard Chartered. The study of 7,000 emerging affluent consumers across seven of Standard Chartered’s markets – Hong Kong, China, India, Indonesia, … “The Emerging Affluent: Aspirational and Ambitious”