Insight of the Week: A Third of Sustainability Experts Identifying as Minorities Have Experienced Discrimination in Their Careers

A Third of Sustainability Experts Identifying as Minorities Have Experienced Discrimination in Their Careers % of Respondents Identifying as Minority Group Who Have Experienced Discrimination in Sustainability (n=93), 2021​ Among sustainability professionals who identify as a member of a minority group,* more than one-third say discrimination has negatively affected their career in sustainability. In a recent survey of 496 sustainability experts in 75 countries, only 12 percent say they are part of a minority racial or ethnic group, and even … “Insight of the Week: A Third of Sustainability Experts Identifying as Minorities Have Experienced Discrimination in Their Careers”

Insight of the Week: A Third of Female Sustainability Professionals Have Experienced Discrimination in Their Careers

A Third of Female Sustainability Professionals Have Experienced Discrimination in Their Careers % of Respondents Not Identifying as Male Who Have Experienced Discrimination in Sustainability (n=161), 2021​ In GlobeScan and The SustainAbility Institute by ERM‘s recent survey of 496 sustainability experts in 75 countries, only 39 percent identify as female, suggesting the sustainability field remains male-dominated overall. The gender gap narrows to about 50-50 in corporate roles and among experts in North America. Around the world, newcomers to the profession … “Insight of the Week: A Third of Female Sustainability Professionals Have Experienced Discrimination in Their Careers”

Report | State of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Sustainability Professionals

In this report, we share findings based on responses to a number of diversity questions that we asked as part of a larger GlobeScan-SustainAbility Survey, Evaluating Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which was published in February 2021 with our partners from The Sustainability Institute by ERM. The intention was to explore the current state of diversity among the sustainability professionals who take our surveys, and to find out whether and how women and/or those belonging to one or … “Report | State of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Sustainability Professionals”

Social and Environmental Values Increasingly Drive Consumers’ Choices, According to New Research

Nearly nine in ten people who recognise the Fairtrade label trust it, compared with much lower trust in companies’ self-reported sustainability performance People are paying more attention than ever to the conditions behind the products they buy as a way to make a difference in the world, according to new research findings released by GlobeScan and Fairtrade International today. Conducted by GlobeScan in 15 countries and reaching more than 15,000 people, the consumer survey points to everyday shopping choices as … “Social and Environmental Values Increasingly Drive Consumers’ Choices, According to New Research”

Panel Discussion and Online Forum on Accelerating Nature-based Solutions

On 9th June 2021, Reckitt and GlobeScan hosted a panel discussion and online forum on Accelerating Nature-based Solutions (or ecosystem solutions). This 90-minute online event comprised a livestream panel discussion followed by a moderated and interactive, text-based, online innovation jam where participants were able to connect with peers from around the world to share insights and ideas on the latest trends and perspectives on nature-based solutions, key opportunities and an assessment of the corporate role in accelerating nature-based solutions in the lead … “Panel Discussion and Online Forum on Accelerating Nature-based Solutions”

Report | Building Corporate Leadership In Addressing Inequality

A GlobeScan Shared Research Program Rising inequality is a defining challenge of our time. While inequality in itself stands as an underlying trend, in recent years it has reemerged as a social and political flash point across many countries. In particular, 2020 has seen a sharp increase in inequality throughout the world, with the COVID-19 pandemic’s devastating fallout affecting the most vulnerable, along with the growing demand for social justice marked by Black Lives Matter protests. According to the latest … “Report | Building Corporate Leadership In Addressing Inequality”

Insight of the Week: Large Companies and Governments Are Seen to Be Performing Poorly in Protecting Nature and Wildlife

Large Companies and Governments Are Seen to Be Performing Poorly in Protecting Nature and Wildlife Performance of Actors Protecting Nature and Wildlife, Net Performance,* Average of 27 Countries, 2020 In all 27 countries and territories surveyed, respondents rate “people like me” positively, with a net performance score of +34 on protecting nature and wildlife. Performance of the UN is also seen as being largely positive. In contrast, government and especially business have negative net rating scores. In Europe and North … “Insight of the Week: Large Companies and Governments Are Seen to Be Performing Poorly in Protecting Nature and Wildlife”

Webinar on SDG Progress: Survey Highlights from GlobeScan and the SustainAbility Institute by ERM

Five and a half years after the adoption of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs or the Goals), 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. On March 31 we hosted a webinar to discuss findings of this assessment of nearly 500 experts on progress toward the SDGs. Following a short overview of the study’s … “Webinar on SDG Progress: Survey Highlights from GlobeScan and the SustainAbility Institute by ERM”

Insight of the Week: Corporate Responsibility is Highly Motivating for Employees

Corporate Responsibility is Highly Motivating for Employees The More Responsible My Company Is, the More Motivated I Am, “Strongly Agree” and “Somewhat Agree,” Average of 19 Countries,* 2002–2020, Subsample: Corporate Employees** More than ever, corporate responsibility is having an impact on employees’ motivation and loyalty. For employees at large companies, over nine in ten say they feel more motivated and more loyal because of their employers’ efforts to be socially and environmentally responsible. This is especially high among: Younger generations Those with … “Insight of the Week: Corporate Responsibility is Highly Motivating for Employees”

Webinar | Materiality and Beyond: Unlocking Strategic Value and Impact

Materiality assessments have been one of the most fundamental tools of corporate sustainability management in the last two decades. It initially grew out of – and is still closely associated with – reporting and disclosure, with the rise of ESG acting as a timely imperative to make materiality more strategic. It also provides a means of gauging stakeholder expectations, acting as a basis for decision-making. GlobeScan has been working with leading organizations globally to deliver evidence-led materiality assessments, and we … “Webinar | Materiality and Beyond: Unlocking Strategic Value and Impact”