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On April 21, 2015, Dr. Anthony Hodge President of ICMM and Chris Coulter co-CEO of GlobeScan, hosted a lively and evidence-rich discussion on the mining industry's progress toward sustainable development. Drawing on GlobeScan's primary research amongst ICMM’s stakeholders, they explored the latest perspectives on current and future opportunities and challenges facing the mining industry, and examined the success and failure of both ICMM and its members in achieving continuous improvements in sustainable development. Particular attention was paid to key environmental challenges...
Do Canadians value water? Are our attitudes and behaviours evolving? On Wednesday, March 25th we shared insights from the 8th annual RBC Canadian Water Attitudes Study in a special webinar featuring Bob Sandford, Canadian water expert, Robert Haller, Executive Director of the Canadian Water and Wastewater Association, and Chris Coulter, co-CEO of GlobeScan. Follow the links below to learn about the findings from this quantitative survey of 2,000 Canadians, the most comprehensive of its kind in the world! Webinar Recording Webinar...
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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...
I’ve had the pleasure of being part of a number of Stakeholder Collaboration Forums at GlobeScan. And as I get ready to take part in my seventh – the HP Living Progress Exchange on March 17 and 18 – I thought it was a good time to reflect on why these types of forums are so compelling. What is a Collaboration Forum? For the uninitiated, the stakeholder collaboration forums that GlobeScan has developed with a number of leading companies, are,...

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The rise of social media has been quick, powerful and unprecedented. It has torn through the fabric of our global society and continues to redefine the way we understand the world, with its magnetism holding our minds hostage in a seemingly perpetual desire for more. What makes social media such an irresistible force? The answer lies in our inherent need to connect and conform to those around us. For the first time in human history, we have gained the ability...
Chris Librie is a Senior Director for Living Progress Strategy and Communications at HP. James Morris, the Director of GlobeScan’s San Francisco Office, recently interviewed Chris about the global online HP Living Progress Exchange (LPX) that GlobeScan has been working on with HP. The next online LPX is taking place on March 17 and 18 (people can join on either date depending on their preferred time zone), so it is a great time for us to reflect back on the...
Debate at the recent Mining Indaba Sustainable Development Day in Cape Town, South Africa was a continuation of the discussion from the 2014 forum. The key takeaway from 2014 was that there is an onus on business to engage with affected communities in order to progress the development agenda. This year, Her Excellency, Graça Machel, President of the Foundation for Community Development shared her vision for the world, and Africa in particular, in a very engaging conversation with Dr. Anthony...
This article was originally published on GreenBiz.com, as part of our Proof Points series of columns. Collaboration is vital for making significant progress on some of the world’s biggest challenges. In the next few years, multinational companies will be the key drivers of broad-scale collaborations to advance the sustainable development agenda, according to sustainability experts polled in the forthcoming GlobeScan/SustainAbility Survey "Collaborating for a Sustainable Future 2015." Experts are more likely to say that corporations will play a very large role over the...

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Following on from our first and second blogs on young people’s expectations of business and their views on the future for Fairtrade, we take a look at teenagers who are willing to take action to spread the word and get involved in good causes. The infographic below highlights some of the findings from our recent study with UK teenagers (aged 13-20 years old) focused on the role of companies in society. Known as “Generation Fairtrade” – because they have grown up with...
On Wednesday, February 11th we hosted a webcast titled: Risk & Reputation: Trends From Digital Analytics & Primary Research: A Data-Rich Conversation with GlobeScan and Polecat. Presenters Chris Coulter and Christophe Guibeleguiet, co-CEOs of GlobeScan, and Yasmin Crowther, Head of Strategic Research and Bronwyn Kunhardt, Managing Director at Polecat, took participants through a lively and evidence-rich discussion on corporate risk and reputation. Drawing on GlobeScan's primary research (GlobeScan Radar) and Polecat's digital analytics (MeaningMine), the webinar explored key trends in risk, issues and leadership...

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