Insight of the Week: Circular Economy, Food Systems, and Biodiversity Are Key Focus Areas for the EU Green Deal

Circular Economy, Food Systems, and Biodiversity Are Key Focus Areas for the EU Green Deal Priority vs Progress, Expert Stakeholders, 2021 Stakeholders rated a range of sustainability issues on two dimensions – level of priority and progress made. Two issues – clean energy and climate – are areas where priorities and progress are both viewed as being strong. Circularity, food systems, and nature are all issues where priorities are high, but where progress is seen to be weak. These areas … “Insight of the Week: Circular Economy, Food Systems, and Biodiversity Are Key Focus Areas for the EU Green Deal”

Report & Webinar | Radically Better Food

4 Imperatives for Regenerative Brands Over the past year, our relationship with food has been transformed in ways that many of us have never known. We’ve become reacquainted with our kitchens during the lockdown. We’ve learned just how fragile our food supply chains are. And new insights on issues from food insecurity and injustice to the environmental impact of how we eat have us reconsidering our relationships with food and the brands that deliver it to our plates. To help … “Report & Webinar | Radically Better Food”

Insight of the Week: Consumers Rate Health, Food, and Tech Sectors Highest on Social Responsibility

Consumers Rate Health, Food, and Tech Sectors Highest on Social Responsibility Performance of Sectors in Fulfilling Their Responsibilities to Society, Net Performance,* Average of 27 Countries, 2020 There is great variability in the reputation of sectors across the economy. Sectors providing essential services are rated particularly highly: Healthcare companies are rated the highest while pharmaceutical companies are a few ranks behind. Agriculture/farming, food, technology, and consumer goods sectors have all been instrumental in meeting essential needs during COVID-19. This highlights a … “Insight of the Week: Consumers Rate Health, Food, and Tech Sectors Highest on Social Responsibility”

Giving Up Meat = Healthy Living = Healthy Planet. Are We at a Dietary Inflection Point?

The growing appetite for a shift away from meat-based diets is good news for addressing a range of health and climate issues. But business has a critical role to play in making the transition as affordable, accessible and delicious as possible. The COVID-19-enforced lockdowns have been tough on all of us. To combat boredom, depression and anxiety, and to boost mental wellbeing, many of us have turned to exercise as a coping mechanism. The market for home fitness equipment grew … “Giving Up Meat = Healthy Living = Healthy Planet. Are We at a Dietary Inflection Point?”

Insight of the Week: Significant Opportunities for Plant-Based Alternatives to Real Meat, Especially in Asia and Latin America

Significant Opportunities for Plant-Based Alternatives to Real Meat, Especially in Asia and Latin America​ Preference for Meat vs Plant-based by Country, 2020 (Subsample: Meat eaters, representing 91% of the global population) Most meat-eaters globally prefer real meat to alternatives made from plants if price and taste remained equal (59% vs 41%). In seven out of the 27 countries surveyed, majorities say they would prefer plant-based to real meat, including in Argentina, Brazil, China, India, Mexico, Thailand, and Vietnam. Younger consumers … “Insight of the Week: Significant Opportunities for Plant-Based Alternatives to Real Meat, Especially in Asia and Latin America”

Webinar | Understanding and Addressing Urban Consumption of Bushmeat in Nigeria

Human contact with wild animals increases the risk of zoonotic disease transmission, and COVID-19, which is believed to have originated from the consumption of wild animals, has shown the world just how serious this can be. However, this is not the first time Nigeria has suffered from past outbreaks of zoonotic diseases with HIV, Ebola and Lassa fever having all affected the country. To establish the level of urban bushmeat consumption in Nigeria and investigate the effects that COVID-19 is … “Webinar | Understanding and Addressing Urban Consumption of Bushmeat in Nigeria”

How a Hapless Bat Rather than a Famous Panda May Save Wildlife

Charismatic animals For many years, the species that are well known and loved among the public have received the lion’s share of conservation funding. The panda became the symbol of wildlife conservation half a century ago, and for many years, elephants have been a focus for conservation followed by rhinos, tigers, and other “charismatic animals” that capture the public’s attention. Only the pangolin is an anomaly on the list, as few people have ever seen this elusive nocturnal animal. But … “How a Hapless Bat Rather than a Famous Panda May Save Wildlife”

Webinar | The Rise of the Conscious Food Consumer: COVID, Climate and Conservation

Every two years, the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and GlobeScan conduct one of the largest seafood consumer surveys in the world, engaging over 20,000 consumers in 23 markets. This year’s results show high levels of concern for our oceans are driving a new wave of consumer activism, as conscious food consumers increasingly ‘vote with their forks’ to safeguard our oceans. We recently hosted three webinars across global time zones (see details below) between 10-12 November 2020. In these sessions, we … “Webinar | The Rise of the Conscious Food Consumer: COVID, Climate and Conservation”

Webinar | Going Mainstream: Alternative Meat and Plant Based Drinks

On 23 November 2020 we hosted a webinar to discuss the growing popularity of plant-based products and the fast growing marketing introductions of plant-based meat and beverages. We drew from our global and Asia Pacific research conducted during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic showing that consumers around the world are willing to change their behavior to become healthier and more sustainable. The webinar explored GlobeScan’s Healthy & Sustainable Living study, which was designed and launched with a range of partners … “Webinar | Going Mainstream: Alternative Meat and Plant Based Drinks”

Concern for the Oceans Drives Consumers to ‘Vote with their Forks’ for Sustainable Seafood

One in three fear their favourite fish will be off the menu by 2040 High levels of concern for our oceans are driving a new wave of consumer activism, research for the Marine Stewardship Council reveals, as consumers increasingly ‘vote with their forks’ to safeguard our oceans. The largest survey of its kind involving more than 20,000 people across 23 countries, conducted by independent insights consultancy, GlobeScan, reveals that 6 in 10 seafood shoppers (58%) already made changes to the … “Concern for the Oceans Drives Consumers to ‘Vote with their Forks’ for Sustainable Seafood”