How COVID-19 Changes Perceptions of Trade in Wildlife

Between the COVID-19 pandemic and Netflix’s hit series “Tiger King,” wildlife trade is occupying our collective psyche at a level never been seen before. The Chinese government has announced that it will crack down on illegal wildlife consumption and outlaw the trade of many species that desperately need an intervention such as this to flatten their own curve — the one that sees some animals’ numbers in the wild dropping to zero. The Vietnamese government has announced it soon will … “How COVID-19 Changes Perceptions of Trade in Wildlife”

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”

GlobeScan Announces Partnership with One Tree Planted

Planting with Purpose to Create a Forest Built on Stakeholder Research GlobeScan is delighted to announce a new partnership with One Tree Planted, an environmental charity with a focus on global reforestation. As an insights and strategy consultancy, we conduct tens of thousands of interviews with stakeholders around the world each year for our clients and we have chosen to incentivize stakeholders to participate in our research by planting trees in return for their valuable time. Trees help clean the … “GlobeScan Announces Partnership with One Tree Planted”

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: Dr. Elaine Dorward-King, Newmont

Dr. Elaine Dorward-King is Executive Vice President, Sustainability and External Relations at Newmont. She brings 25 years of leadership experience in creating and implementing sustainable development, safety, health and environmental strategy, and programs in the mining, chemical, and engineering consulting sectors. Before departing for the World Economic Forum, GlobeScan Director Eric Whan spoke with Elaine about the importance of transparency in sustainability leadership. Knowing that Newmont is consistently recognized for its sustainability leadership within the mining sector, what are your keys … “Recognizing Leaders: Dr. Elaine Dorward-King, Newmont”

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”

Upcoming Ivory Ban Widely Supported by Consumers in China

Largest-ever Ivory Consumer Survey Also Finds Awareness is Low 12 December 2017 – As a landmark ban on domestic ivory trade comes into effect in China at the end of this month, a TRAFFIC, GlobeScan and WWF survey found that the ban has widespread support from a majority of consumers surveyed and that it is likely to substantially reduce ivory purchase. However, many citizens are unaware of the upcoming ban. The ban is widely hailed by the international community as a game changer that, … “Upcoming Ivory Ban Widely Supported by Consumers in China”

Demand Under the Ban: China Ivory Consumption Research Report

TRAFFIC and WWF commissioned GlobeScan to conduct research in order to build upon previous consumer analysis and to generate up-to-date insights about ivory consumption and consumer perceptions toward the impending ivory ban. This research seeks to discover the nature of ivory consumption in 15 surveyed cities in China, to understand consumers’ perception towards the ivory ban, and to assess effective massaging and mechanisms for demand reduction. This research will also serve as the foundation of TRAFFIC and WWF’s future behavior change … “Demand Under the Ban: China Ivory Consumption Research Report”

Webinar Recap | Stakeholder Perceptions Towards Mining Industry: Opportunities and Challenges

On September 12, GlobeScan hosted a webinar with the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) to explore the latest perspectives on opportunities and challenges facing the sector. ICMM’s CEO Tom Butler and Research Manager Fernanda Diez were joined by GlobeScan co-CEO Chris Coulter and Associate Director Lionel Bellier for a lively and evidence-rich discussion on the mining industry’s progress towards sustainable development, and the role of ICMM in channelling industry leadership in responsible business practices. Drawing on GlobeScan’s primary research amongst ICMM’s stakeholders the webinar generated dialogue on the industry challenges, the role of … “Webinar Recap | Stakeholder Perceptions Towards Mining Industry: Opportunities and Challenges”

Webinar Recap: 2017 RBC Canadian Water Attitudes Study

On April 11, RBC and GlobeScan hosted a webinar to explore the 2017 RBC Canadian Water Attitudes Study. For 10 years, RBC’s Canadian Water Attitudes Study has explored Canadian attitudes towards the protection and management of our fresh water supply. Each year, we ask about a wide range of water issues, and the question remains: do Canadians really value water? And how have our attitudes and behaviours evolved? The webinar featured a distinguished panel of guest speakers: Bob Sandford, EPCOR Chair, … “Webinar Recap: 2017 RBC Canadian Water Attitudes Study”