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UN Global Compact

Since July 2004, GlobeScan has been a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact, committing to the Compact's 10 Principles. The Global Compact is a network of UN agencies, corporations, non-governmental organizations, labor and academic institutions that endorse a shared set of principles on good corporate citizenship.

2014 Communication on Progress Report

On June 13, 2013, the UN Global Compact officially launched the Canadian Local Network. GlobeScan, along with six founding signatory companies – Barrick Gold Corp, Scotiabank, Suncor Energy, Teck Resources Limited, TELUS, and Unilever Canada - helped to drive the initiative.

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GlobeScan is a founding partner of COMplus, a diverse global alliance of organisations committed to bringing sustainable development closer to people through inspiring and innovative communication approaches. Building on an integral social, environmental and economic vision of development, COMplus offers a communication platform to share diverse new ideas and expertise amongst global decision makers, journalists, and communicators.


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Start Network

The Start Network is a consortium of 24 leading NGOs working together to connect people in crisis to the best possible solutions. The Start Network’s objective is to catalyse civil society to innovate, adapt and respond to the growing demands of the future. GlobeScan partners with Start Network to make strides towards enhanced alignment, collaboration, and engagement with Start Network’s stakeholders internationally.



Climate Care

To play our part in tackling climate change, we have teamed up with ClimateCare to offset the greenhouse gas emissions from our business.

ClimateCare will fund projects that reduce emissions through energy efficiency and renewables around the world, reducing global carbon emissions on our behalf.


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Bullfrog Power

Bullfrog Power, Canada's leading green energy provider, makes it easy for homes and businesses to switch to 100% clean, pollution-free energy. By choosing Bullfrog Power, you can reduce your environmental impact, support new renewable energy project development in your region and across Canada, and help create a cleaner, healthier world.

GlobeScan's head office is Bullfrog Powered with 100% green electricity.



WorldPublicOpinion.org (WPO)

GlobeScan is a regular contributor to WPO, a source of in-depth information and analysis on public opinion from around the world on international issues, managed by PIPA.



LEAD International

LEAD is the world’s largest international non-profit organisation focused on leadership and sustainable development. LEAD equips outstanding leaders from around the world with skills for sustainable decision making through a world class training programme, and by offering them a worldwide network of their peers as a resource to help them address sustainability challenges at local, regional and global levels.


The Lord Holme Memorial LEAD Bursary

In memory of the former Chairman of GlobeScan and LEAD International, the late Richard Holme, GlobeScan provides an annual grant to an individual or groups of candidates from developing nations with a commitment to sustainable development. 

Visit The GlobeScan Foundation for more information on recipients.



Associations and Memberships




ESOMAR is the world association for enabling better research into markets, consumers, and societies. GlobeScan adheres to the professional opinion research standards of ESOMAR in all its research assignments.




The World Association for Public Opinion Research is a professional society of academic and business professionals in over 50 countries who share information in the field of public opinion research. GlobeScan is regularly invited to present professional papers to its annual conferences.



The International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF)

Launched by HRH The Prince of Wales, IBLF promotes responsible business leadership and partnerships for sustainable international development. GlobeScan has been an active Corporate Partner of IBLF since 2003.


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A leader in corporate responsibility since 1992, Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) works with its global network of more than 250 member companies to develop sustainable business strategies and solutions through consulting, research, and cross-sector collaboration. Together, GlobeScan and BSR conduct the annual State of Sustainable Business Poll among BSR member organizations from around the world.




Founded in 1995, Canadian Business for Social Responsibility (CBSR) is a non-profit, member-led organization that mobilizes Canadian companies to make powerful business decisions that improve performance and contribute to a better world. The globally recognized source for corporate social responsibility in Canada, CBSR is the Canadian representative in a worldwide network committed to corporate social responsibility (CSR).



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GlobeScan is a member of the world’s leading opinion research associations and maintains affiliations with a number of like-minded organizations that enable us to operate more sustainably.