Demand for Elephant Ivory in China Drops to Lowest Level Since National Ban

Beijing, China – An annual consumer survey of the elephant ivory trade in China finds that demand for ivory continues to decrease since the country banned domestic trade in 2017 and is now less than half of pre-ban levels. Just 18 percent of consumers surveyed intend to purchase ivory in the future, a significant drop from 43 percent pre-ban. World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and research organization GlobeScan, have conducted the largest consumer survey about the elephant ivory trade in China—2,000 people … “Demand for Elephant Ivory in China Drops to Lowest Level Since National Ban”

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”

Will Sustainable Consumer Behaviors, Attitudes Persist Post-Pandemic?

Next month, GlobeScan and its growing set of brand partners will conduct their latest annual Healthy & Sustainable Living survey of roughly 30K people across 30 markets to explore consumer motivations, needs and expectations; as well as opportunities for influential organizations to support healthier and more sustainable living. Over the past year, COVID-19 has disrupted lives all around the world. Due to lockdown, our daily habits have changed dramatically in a very short time — but it’s impossible to say … “Will Sustainable Consumer Behaviors, Attitudes Persist Post-Pandemic?”

Purpose-driven Brands and Civil Society Join Forces with GlobeScan to Help Consumers Live More Healthy and Sustainable Lives

GlobeScan is once again joining forces with a range of committed partners – Akatu Institute, NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business, CVS Health, IKEA, Levi Strauss & Co., PepsiCo, Reckitt, Visa, and WWF International – to conduct our annual Healthy & Sustainable Living global consumer research study. Building on the insights from the 2019 and 2020 studies, this year’s research across 30 markets will help identify opportunities to close the gap between peoples’ desire to live more sustainably and to … “Purpose-driven Brands and Civil Society Join Forces with GlobeScan to Help Consumers Live More Healthy and Sustainable Lives”

Is COVID-19 Slowing Progress Toward the SDGs? Yes, Say Experts.

As we move into a crucial decade of action on achieving serious progress on sustainability, many are hoping the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent economic recession will serve to reset our priorities toward a greener future in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). However, many experts are not optimistic about the possibility of a green recovery. Over half of sustainability professionals believe that COVID-19 instead will slow the rate of progress toward achieving the SDGs, according to a new … “Is COVID-19 Slowing Progress Toward the SDGs? Yes, Say Experts.”

Insight of the Week: Experts Rate Society’s Performance Poorly in Achieving the SDGs, Especially Goal #10

Experts Rate Society’s Performance Poorly in Achieving the SDGs, Especially Goal #10 Society’s Performance on the Sustainable Development Goals % of Experts, 2021 Experts continue to rate progress on each individual SDG as mostly negative, with majorities rating progress as poor on ten of the 17 Goals. Progress on Reduced Inequalities, Life on Land, and Life Below Water is rated especially negatively. The Goals with the most positive progress include Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure and Partnerships for the Goals. This assessment … “Insight of the Week: Experts Rate Society’s Performance Poorly in Achieving the SDGs, Especially Goal #10”

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”

Insight of the Week: Most View Biodiversity Loss as Very Serious

Most View Biodiversity Loss as Very Serious​ Seriousness of Biodiversity Loss, Average of 27 Countries, 2020 More than half across 27 markets believe loss of biodiversity is “very serious.” The perceived seriousness of biodiversity loss is higher in Latin America and Europe, while much lower in Asia-Pacific. There is a clear trend of younger generations believing that the problem of losing species is more serious compared to older generations. Notes: Question wording: For each of the following possible global problems, … “Insight of the Week: Most View Biodiversity Loss as Very Serious”

Recognizing Leaders: John Scanlon, Global Initiative to End Wildlife Crime and The Elephant Protection Initiative Foundation

John Scanlon’s career, spanning 30+ years in international and national nature conservation, started in private legal practice as an environmental lawyer. He has worked for the International Union for Conservation of Nature, best known for its IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, and with the UN Environment Programme. He was Secretary-General for eight years of CITES, one of the world’s oldest international environmental agreements, after which he joined African Parks as its first Special Envoy. African Parks has pioneered the … “Recognizing Leaders: John Scanlon, Global Initiative to End Wildlife Crime and The Elephant Protection Initiative Foundation”

New Survey of Experts Finds COVID-19 Pandemic Risks Slowing Progress Towards the Sustainable Development Goals

25 February 2021 – Five and a half years after the adoption of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs or the Goals) and their ambition to ensure a better and sustainable future for all, 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. Additionally, over half of experts surveyed believe that the COVID-19 pandemic will further slow the … “New Survey of Experts Finds COVID-19 Pandemic Risks Slowing Progress Towards the Sustainable Development Goals”