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This month we put the spotlight on Africa and the challenges facing organizations operating in the region. We are in the midst of great transformation across Africa and the opportunities for sustainable development have never been more plentiful.  In an aging world, Africa has the advantage of a young and growing population and will soon have the fastest urbanized rate in the world. Accelerated technological change is unlocking new opportunities for consumers and businesses, and Africa still has abundant resources and...
‘Thick” trust is present when a company achieves social trust that goes beyond the transactional and includes acting in broader societal interest. Results from GlobeScan’s 2016 Radar research confirm that ‘thick’ trust in banks and financial services companies remains low, despite eight years having passed since the financial crisis of 2008. In our new eBrief, we explore the low levels of trust in the finance industry across different regions, the reasoning behind the low scores, and ways the finance industry...
  ‘Thick” trust is present when a company achieves social trust that goes beyond the transactional and includes acting in broader societal interest. Results from GlobeScan’s 2016 Radar research confirm that ‘thick’ trust in banks and financial services companies remains low, despite eight years having passed since the financial crisis of 2008. In our new eBrief, we explore the low levels of trust in the finance industry across different regions, the reasoning behind the low scores, and ways the finance industry...
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....
  Prior to our webinar and publication of a new GlobeScan report that aims to surface the main challenges, most compelling opportunities, and best practices in trust management, we asked GlobeScan CEO, Christophe Guibeleguiet, for his views on how corporate affairs professionals can manage trust risk within their organizations. Based on your experience of advising multinationals, and engaging with their stakeholders, what are the main challenges facing global organizations today?  The challenges are both strategic and operational.  Strategically, shifting stakeholder demands and...

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When something is described as a “team sport” it means that success can only be achieved when everyone on the team works together, and toward the same goal. How can this principle apply to corporate sustainability? The latest results of our 8th annual BSR-GlobeScan “State of Sustainable Business Survey” drive home the fact that, for companies to make greater progress in sustainability, all the players on the team (and the coach) need to work together much more effectively. The 2016 results...
Supply chains are the arteries of modern economies, touching the lives of workers at production factories to end-consumers across the world. Operating within this complex global system is undoubtedly a challenge. Moreover, the complexities of our supply chains often become further entangled with obscure laws, cumbersome regulations and opaque governance. This is changing. Brands are becoming more transparent and supply chains are getting more daylight… but it is only just morning. On October 10, in the first of our 2-part series...
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On September 21, at the GreenBiz Verge conference and online around the world, HPE, in conjunction with GreenBiz and GlobeScan, hosted a global interactive dialogue on how we can collectively drive the sustainability benefits of the Internet of Things to scale. The Exchange took place using GlobeScan’s new approach to stakeholder engagement: a real-time, online, text-based Collaboration Forum. The forum brought together experts from around the world to create a dialogue where we can learn from others, inspire fresh thinking...

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Our poll of 19 countries for The Economist reveals a neglected global scourge: the number of would-be parents who have fewer children than they want—or none at all. Read this article on The Economist   Please contact me directly with any questions: Robin Miller | Email | Twitter | Read Bio About GlobeScan GlobeScan is an evidence-led strategy consultancy focused on stakeholder intelligence and engagement. Offering a suite of specialist research and advisory services, GlobeScan partners with clients to meet strategic objectives across reputation,...
On August 30 we hosted a webinar discussion with the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) titled "A Changing Tide in Africa: Conflict, Corruption & Economic Opportunity."  A new story is emerging in Africa and it is being told by those most crucial in determining Africa’s future – its citizens. Their concerns are shifting away from tribal clashes and state-driven violence toward a new set of issues. Africa’s citizens are disappointed by the performance of their governments, concerned about pervasive...

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