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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...
GlobeScan and SustainAbility were delighted to host a webinar on June 28 to discuss the results of The 2017 Sustainability Leaders Survey. The Sustainability Leaders Survey is the largest and longest-running survey of its kind and has tracked expert opinions on sustainable development leadership for 20 years. The discussion was lively and insightful. The five exceptional thought leaders shared insights, discussed survey findings and answered your questions on the current and future state of sustainability leadership: Mike Barry, Director of...
  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...
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,...
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." 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'...
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...
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...
On November 9 we hosted a webinar discussion titled "Managing Trust Risk: Insights from a Global Consultation with Corporate Affairs Practitioners."  The trust deficiency that many businesses are facing is an underlying threat to their license to operate, that also undermines the reputation equity. Trust has become such a critical strategic issue that it needs to be fully integrated as part of risk management, and this evolution has reshuffled the cards for corporate affairs practitioners. Managing trust risk requires a...

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