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CSR Europe, a leading European business network for Corporate Social Responsibility, and GlobeScan have partnered to deliver a survey among 160 European business leaders to explore the current state of play with companies and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Read the full report, press release, and explore the following infographic that highlights some of the key findings of our study. (click to enlarge) Please feel free to comment on this blog or contact me directly: Salim Binbrek | Senior Project Manager...
Cranfield University came to GlobeScan with a mission – they wanted to understand what needs to be done to unlock opportunities for sustainable entrepreneurship, and they needed a way to crowdsource ideas on the topic from a vast range of stakeholders. Their goal was the final milestone concluding EU-InnovatE, an EU-funded research project investigating the innovative and entrepreneurial roles of individuals and organisations to shape a green economy. Together we embarked on the Sustainability Innovation Exchange. We coupled GlobeScan’s experience in...
On May 9th and 10th, along with our partners at SustainAbility, we hosted two webinars to discuss results of our assessment of experts’ views on progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We asked over 500 experienced corporate sustainability professionals in 74 countries to evaluate the progress that has been made on each SDG, to rank their relative urgency and also to share insights into the priorities within their own organizations. Corporate experts were also asked how their own companies are...
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,...
During the US Presidential campaign, the then-candidate Donald Trump consistently touted his business credentials as an asset for how he would be successful as the nation’s Chief Executive. We have now experienced the Trump administration for over 60 days, and it is interesting to assess the manner in which he is governing compared to what we know to be the tenets of successful corporate leadership. Leaving aside any perceptions about the policy ideas expressed by the administration, it is curious...
On March 15 we jointly hosted a webinar with Sustainable Brands and PepsiCo titled "Purposefully on Purpose: How Purpose Can Build More Societal Trust in Business." Moderated by GlobeScan co-CEO Chris Coulter, and joined by GlobeScan Director James Morris and Sustainable Brands CEO KoAnn Skrzyniarz, Jon Banner, Executive Vice President, PepsiCo, provided his perspective on PepsiCo’s Performance with Purpose journey over the past decade including how to deliver and scale positive social outcomes through a company’s business strategy. Jon leads PepsiCo’s global...
On March 15 we jointly hosted a webinar with Sustainable Brands and PepsiCo titled "Purposefully on Purpose: How Purpose Can Build More Societal Trust in Business." Moderated by GlobeScan co-CEO Chris Coulter and joined by Sustainable Brands CEO KoAnn Skrzyniarz and PepsiCo EVP Jon Banner, GlobeScan Director James Morris recapped findings of GlobeScan's “Public on Purpose” survey by reflecting on insights on the increasingly important role of purpose in today’s business environment, and how companies are discovering the broad benefits of clearly understanding and articulating...
On March 15 we jointly hosted a webinar with Sustainable Brands and PepsiCo titled "Purposefully on Purpose: How Purpose Can Build More Societal Trust in Business." Moderated by GlobeScan co-CEO Chris Coulter, and joined by GlobeScan Director James Morris and PepsiCo EVP Jon Banner, Sustainable Brands CEO KoAnn Skrzyniarz reflected on the suite of SB 2016 conferences which focused on the theme of “Activating Purpose”. Uniquely placed to provide insight on the inspiring ways that brands are activating their purpose, KoAnn provided a perspective...
On March 15 we jointly hosted a webinar with Sustainable Brands and PepsiCo titled "Purposefully on Purpose: How Purpose Can Build More Societal Trust in Business." The degree to which brands are embracing Purpose is growing and revolutionizing what a company can and should stand for. Chris Coulter, CEO of GlobeScan, moderated a discussion with three remarkable thought leaders: James Morris, Director, GlobeScan: James presented key insights from a global consumer study on understanding, expectations and opportunities for Purpose. Watch James'...

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In the wake of a new political landscape, it seems more timely than ever to have an important conversation about the interaction of business and society in today’s world, and the increasingly blurred lines between the two. For one, the U.S. presidential election in 2016 might have created the perfect storm for a number of global companies with headquarters in the U.S. to take on bigger social and political stances than they have been accustomed to because of mounting customer,...

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