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Mark Lee & Eric Whan presenting findings from The 2017 Sustainable Leaders Survey during a keynote at Sustainable Brands ’17 in Detroit. Image © Sustainable Brands.   Mid-May 2017, more than 2,000 sustainability professionals gathered in Detroit for the annual Sustainable Brands conference. SB’17 Detroit’s theme Redefining the Good Life was designed to let delegates explore “how redefined societal aspirations are transforming the way brands deliver value for their customers.” During the opening night plenaries, Eric Whan of GlobeScan and Mark Lee...
  Recognized as the most sustainable company in Latin America, Brazilian cosmetics manufacturer Natura is about to become a global player. It has offered €1 billion to L’Oreal for the acquisition of The Body Shop. The deal, set to be finalized by the end of this year, will solve one of Natura’s biggest challenges: how to scale up faster in the developed markets of Europe and the United States. Natura’s admiration for The Body Shop began a long time ago. The...
At the GreenBiz 17 conference held in Phoenix, Arizona on Feb 14-16, 2017, GlobeScan co-CEO Chris Coulter shared some new data from the 20th annual GlobeScan Radar program, the global public opinion study tracking societal views and expectations of business by consumers across over 20 countries. This annual survey measures and understands citizens’ expectations, attitudes and perceptions of business and its role in society. In the full video of Chris' plenary below, where he also drew on findings from the GlobeScan/SustainAbility Survey, hear how...

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The events of 2016 have underscored just how volatile, complex and ambiguous the world is today. Drawing on insights that we have collected around the world from thousands of interviews and engagements with stakeholders and consumers, we take a look at the global shifts that will continue to shape the world for leadership organizations in 2017.   A Polarized World History now confirms that we live in a fractured world with people polarized in their views on many issues and...
New GlobeScan research for the Marine Stewardship Council has found that the majority of seafood consumers are engaged in the topic of ocean sustainability and believe brands and supermarkets should have their claims around sustainability independently verified. We recently hosted webinars in two different timezones to explore these findings and more from the world's largest ever global analysis of attitudes to seafood consumption. Over 16,000 seafood consumers took part in this research, which ensured a statistically representative sample across 21 countries....
On behalf of the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), GlobeScan has just released findings from a global analysis of attitudes to seafood consumption. Across 21 countries overall, the results show that sustainability is a key driver for seafood purchase globally. Seafood consumers consider sustainability  to be more important than price and brand, with nearly three-quarters (72%) agreeing that in order to save the oceans, shoppers should only consume seafood from sustainable sources. Furthermore, consumers are positive that the MSC, and the fishers, retailers and brands...
The fashion industry has an incredibly complex and global supply chain. It is one of the largest polluters in the world, from manufacturing to the waste created at the end-of-life stage of old clothes and shoes in landfills. In an era of fast fashion it might seem like consumers don’t know or don’t want to know how their clothes are made, and often there is not a lot of information available at retail. I recently had the opportunity to speak at...
Move over Millennials. Meet the Aspirationals.  In the Age of Uncertainty, how might we create brands of enduring value that are relevant to a new generation and resilient for a new world? BBMG and GlobeScan's webinar from Thursday, October 29, highlighted findings and implications from our new global trends report “Five Human Aspirations and the Future of Brands.”  Building on four years of global data from 22,000 consumers across 22 countries, learn how a new generation of Aspirational consumers is...
Consumer engagement is now the primary focus of green marketing – harnessing the innate CSR values that most consumers have and creatively engaging them to actively purchase from brands and companies that have differentiated, positive CSR performance, write William Ratcliffe of Collected Conscience and Chris Coulter of GlobeScan in a recent article for WARC's Admap magazine.   CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE ARTICLE (PDF)   This article outlines three best practice strategies for engaging with consumers on issues around sustainability and...
This article was originally published on GreenBiz.com, as part of our Proof Points series of columns. It’s not shocking that research by National Geographic and GlobeScan shows that consumers care deeply about the food they eat and about how it is produced. More troubling is that most feel alienated from the food system. Just one in four consumers globally feel empowered to influence the way that food is produced, while only four in 10 say they have some influence as consumers over...

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