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We are delighted to invite you to a webinar on November 9 @ 8am PT / 11am ET / 4pm GMT to discuss the results from the latest edition of the GlobeScan/SustainAbility Survey (GSS), which focused on climate change and progress made on the Paris Agreement. GSS is one the longest-running expert surveys on sustainability-related topics of its kind. In our latest report we analyze the viewpoints of over 400 global sustainability experts on a range of questions including: Almost...
On October 10, along with our partners at BBMG, we hosted a webinar titled: Brand Purpose in Divided Times - Four Strategies for Brand Leadership One of the greatest challenges facing brands today is the ability to connect deeply with consumers. This is particularly difficult in a context of low trust in business, shifting consumer expectations and more choice in a global economy. In order for brands to build trust and connect with consumers, a new approach is required that must begin...
This blog is part of the GlobeScan/SustainAbility Leaders Survey 20th anniversary project being conducted by GlobeScan and SustainAbility in partnership with Interface. Since 1997, GlobeScan has been asking a global panel of sustainability experts who exemplifies and what defines leadership on sustainable development. While asking the same questions for 20 years might sound a little too close to Einstein’s definition of insanity, in truth it has been fascinating, both for the constants in the process and for the huge changes in responses we have revealed. Our...
On 3 October 2017, Unilever and GlobeScan hosted a webinar conversation with Sue Garrard, EVP, Sustainable Business & Communications from Unilever, and Chris Coulter, co-CEO of GlobeScan.  Their conversation explored where Unilever has come from, where the company is now and the future of sustainable business including the challenges and successes encountered along the way. They took a close look at the future of corporate leadership and what companies should be doing to keep their organizations ahead of the curve....
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...
More deeply understanding some of the key challenges facing young people across North America, Latin America and the Caribbean is in line with Scotiabank’s new strategy to invest 70% of its philanthropic support to organizations that help young people in the community. To help assess the state of health & well-being and education of young people in these communities, we worked in partnership with Scotiabank and an advisory council of leading external experts on key issues impacting young people to develop...
GlobeScan has been tracking global public perceptions and engagement around climate change since 1998. We have also convened consumers and stakeholders through focus groups, interviews, and events to understand key opinions, barriers, and opportunities around climate action. Through all these years of research, a common and frustrating theme has emerged: climate change has a major PR problem, and it’s not necessarily getting any better. For global corporations, governments, and civil society organizations to be able to take the urgent action...
On July 27, we hosted a webinar with SIGWATCH titled: Saint, Sinner or Change Maker? Measuring the Impact of NGOs on Corporate Reputation It’s a truism that today’s NGOs are political weather-makers across a wide range of issues. From the environment and consumerism to human rights and animal welfare, we see corporations often struggling with NGO-led public policy storms nationally and globally. What is the effect of NGO campaigns on corporate reputation? Are they affecting public trust in NGOs versus business, and...
With all that has happened over the past 12 months, it felt appropriate to include this Star Wars reference in the title of this blog. Far from being gratuitous, I use it to highlight the positive reaction that many businesses have had to the significant political shocks and instability that we have been witnessing. In BSR and GlobeScan’s ninth annual Sustainable Business Survey, a majority of corporate sustainability professionals say they are confident that their companies will stay the course on...
Among global publics, the US has never been the most popular country, at least in terms of the way people view the impact it has on the world. We know this because of the long-term tracking survey GlobeScan has conducted with the BBC World Service since 2005. In our latest global country poll for the BBC World Service, the US showed the most substantial decline in ratings out of all the countries polled this year.   In 2012, the US was...

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