GlobeScan Radar: The Latest Trends That Will Shape 2020 and Beyond

Radar is a global public opinion research program of evidence and insights that is a vital part of GlobeScan’s contribution to helping influential organizations understand material issues, societal trends and the expectations people have of them. In uncertain times, leadership organizations need to build trust with their stakeholders and society and better engage with their external context. Since 1997, GlobeScan Radar has explored questions such as how concerns about several economic, environmental and social issues are changing, how people’s preferences … “GlobeScan Radar: The Latest Trends That Will Shape 2020 and Beyond”

From Governance to Purpose to the Fundamental Reshaping of Finance: Analysis of Larry Fink’s Annual Letter to CEOs

Since 2012, Larry Fink, Chairman and CEO of BlackRock – the world’s largest asset management company, overseeing $7 trillion worth of investments – has sent out an annual letter to CEOs of the companies that BlackRock invests in on behalf of its clients. As we start a new decade, Fink’s 2020 letter takes a strong tone from the outset, with the title “A Fundamental Reshaping of Finance.” The letter appears to be smashing the records of its previous counterparts in … “From Governance to Purpose to the Fundamental Reshaping of Finance: Analysis of Larry Fink’s Annual Letter to CEOs”

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”

Recognizing Leaders: Hanna Hallin, H&M

Hanna Hallin is H&M Group’s Global Strategy Lead, Transparency and Stakeholder Engagement. She joined H&M seven years ago after having several different roles at NGOs in Sweden, and later moved with her family to Hong Kong. H&M Group is a global fashion company with eight different brands, of which H&M is the largest. The company was founded in 1947, employs 177,000 people, and it is still majority owned by the founding family. According to Hanna, this contributes to a culture … “Recognizing Leaders: Hanna Hallin, H&M”

Trust in Business: A GlobeScan Insight

Business’s social license to operate is eroding in Europe and North America There is a growing divide between developed and emerging markets in terms of people’s trust in business to act in society’s best interest. Those in developed markets are losing trust in global companies, while people in emerging markets remain generally more trusting of business. Trust in big business has fallen in recent years in the OECD member countries that GlobeScan has tracked over time. In Germany, fewer people … “Trust in Business: A GlobeScan Insight”

All In: An Introduction to the Book

All In presents a roadmap for tens of thousands of businesses globally who have yet to embed sustainability in their corporate strategies. It outlines an approach to leadership critical to future business success and ensuring a better world for all. All In is based on two decades of GlobeScan-SustainAbility Leaders Survey research with sustainability experts from more than 80 countries as well as more than 40 interviews with former, current and future corporate leaders including Sir Mark Moody-Stuart, Lise Kingo, Paul Polman, Jeff Immelt, … “All In: An Introduction to the Book”

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”

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”