Webinar Recap | Sustainability and Resilience: The World Post COVID-19 and the Role of Technology

On May 27, in partnership with Huawei, we hosted an informative webinar discussion about how progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be impacted in this post COVID-19 reality and the role of technology. During the outbreak of COVID-19, there have been many conversations, webinars, and convenings on how the world is changing and how we are adapting. In this webinar, we looked more long-term – how business and society can respond to the emerging new reality, using the … “Webinar Recap | Sustainability and Resilience: The World Post COVID-19 and the Role of Technology”

Report | Scoping a Vision Towards Accomplishing the SDGs

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), the global sustainability reporting standard setter, and global power company, Enel, hosted two live online moderated discussions in 2019 which brought together business and policy representatives from around the world.  These key stakeholders shared their views on the changes needed to ensure companies can actively contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and how reporting and partnerships support this process. The second forum in this series took place in November, to gather ideas and scope … “Report | Scoping a Vision Towards Accomplishing the SDGs”

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”

The 2019 BSR/GlobeScan State of Sustainable Business Survey

About the Survey The BSR/GlobeScan 11th Annual State of Sustainable Business Survey communicates the sustainability issues that companies are most focused on today. The survey includes responses from business leaders representing 125 global companies. Introduction The world is changing at a rapid pace. New technologies, shifting cultural norms, evolving economic structures, and unprecedented environmental threats are reshaping the planet. This survey provides insight into the world of sustainable business and identifies common perceptions and practices of corporate sustainability professionals. This is … “The 2019 BSR/GlobeScan State of Sustainable Business Survey”

Report | Driving Corporate Action Towards Accomplishing the SDGs

In July 2019, GRI, the global sustainability reporting standard setter, and Enel, a global power company, announced a partnership to explore how the private sector can actively contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To do so, GRI and Enel partnered with global insights firm, GlobeScan, to host a series of real-time, online, text-based discussion sessions. Forum 1 consisted of two 90-minute discussions on 8 October 2019. The event attracted 394 participants from 56 countries around the world, and 12 … “Report | Driving Corporate Action Towards Accomplishing the SDGs”

SDG 11: Why Private Investment Must Step Up to Deliver Green, Resilient Cities

Cities are hubs for ideas, commerce, culture, and innovation. They are where we live, work, and play – and they are also home to most of the world’s population, which is expected to increase over the next few decades. Urban populations are expected to grow and change rapidly, posing significant challenges for affordability, climate change, and the economy. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide the world with a roadmap to a better future. While the initial launch of the Global … “SDG 11: Why Private Investment Must Step Up to Deliver Green, Resilient Cities”

Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions: Perspectives from the SDG 16 Leadership Forum

SDG Goal 16 Leadership Forum hosted by Anglo American / GlobeScan Read the full report from our online discussion of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions, hosted with Anglo American. Learn from the perspectives of more than 80 participants from 18 countries who explored the role of businesses and other stakeholders in making progress on SDG 16, which aims to promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all … “Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions: Perspectives from the SDG 16 Leadership Forum”

How Can Transparency Help Deliver the SDGs

What are the opportunities for businesses, investors and partners? The UN Sustainable Development Goals (the SDGs) are ambitious and will take huge collaborative and international effort to achieve. Government action alone is not enough. So, how can the private sector actively contribute and what can be done to ramp up the participation of businesses around the world? ​Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), the sustainability reporting standard setter, has joined forces with global power company Enel to research how business reporting can … “How Can Transparency Help Deliver the SDGs”

Decent Work and Economic Growth: Perspectives from the SDG 8 Leadership Forum

SDG Goal 8 Leadership Forum hosted by 3M / GlobeScan Learn from the perspectives of more than 125 participants from 17 countries who explored the future of work, the ways in which it is changing, and the obstacles and solutions in closing the skills gap. Read the full report from our online discussion of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth, hosted with 3M. What is Sustainable Development Goal 8? SDG 8 aims to promote … “Decent Work and Economic Growth: Perspectives from the SDG 8 Leadership Forum”

The 2019 GlobeScan / SustainAbility Leaders Survey | Report

About the Survey As part of the the 2019 GlobeScan/SustainAbility Leaders Survey, we asked over 800 experts representing business, government, NGOs and academia across 78 countries to evaluate the progress that institutions have made since the 1992 Earth Summit. We also analyze expert views on which companies are considered to be leading on integrating sustainability into their business strategy, as well as which NGOs are making the largest contribution to advancing the sustainable development agenda. Introduction The 2019 GlobeScan/SustainAbility Leaders … “The 2019 GlobeScan / SustainAbility Leaders Survey | Report”