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GlobeScan has been tracking global public perceptions and engagement around climate change since 1998. We have also convened consumers and stakeholders through focus groups, interviews, and events to understand key opinions, barriers, and opportunities around climate action. Through all these years of research, a common and frustrating theme has emerged: climate change has a major PR problem, and it’s not necessarily getting any better. For global corporations, governments, and civil society organizations to be able to take the urgent action...
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,...

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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...

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This article was originally published on CSR Europe's Enterprise 2020 blog. The events of 2016 have underscored how volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous the world is today. Indeed, from the election of Donald Trump in the United States to Brexit to a range of corporate and political scandals across the world makes our VUCA world feel that much more difficult to navigate, especially given our acute economic, environmental and social challenges we face. But we must continue to rally to look...
Despite the possibility of a drastic change in direction on climate change policy after the election of Donald Trump to the presidency in the USA, GlobeScan’s tracking shows that the American public now believes more than ever that climate change is a “very serious” problem (since GlobeScan started tracking concern about climate change in 1998). Findings from our new GlobeScan Radar eBrief show that Americans’ sense that climate change is a serious issue has rebounded after steadily declining in the...
On November 12, 2015 we hosted a webinar to discuss results from the latest edition of the GlobeScan/SustainAbility Survey (GSS), which focused on climate change and COP21. The lively discussion featured Mark Lee (Executive Director, SustainAbility), Chris Coulter (co-CEO, GlobeScan), Ben Ferrari (Director of Partnerships, The Climate Group) and Ann Condon (Director of Resource and Environmental Strategies, GE Global Operations.) GSS is one the longest-running expert surveys on sustainability-related topics of its kind. In our latest report, produced and presented in partnership with The...
This article was originally published on GreenBiz.com, as part of our Proof Points series of columns. More than two decades ago, government leaders, scientists, NGOs and other change makers gathered in Rio de Janeiro for a historic summit that would set the direction of sustainable development for years to come. Since the Earth Summit, progress on climate change and sustainability has been uneven and, many will argue, disappointing. As the date of the 21st United Nations climate change conference in Paris approaches, the global community is facing...

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This article was originally published on GreenBiz.com, as part of our Proof Points series of columns. In California, every day comes with a reminder — take nothing for granted. Last month, California Gov. Jerry Brown implemented water restrictions for the first time in the state. Water is on the top of the mind for Californians today, with wells going dry across the state. But California isn’t alone as concern about water issues is on the rise globally. Research shows significant increases in perceived...

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As we did at the beginning of last year, we share our forecasts for key trends in 2015, examine the challenges that these present for business, and anticipate how organizations are likely to respond. This year, we asked four of our Directors – Femke de Man, Caroline Holme, James Morris and Eric Whan – to focus on a single trend they foresee manifesting in 2015. These themes will be examined more fully in our January 15 webinar. (For more details...
As we enter the final weeks of the year, we take a look at our forecast trends from this time last year. How have our seven predictions for 2014 panned out? 1. Inequality and vulnerability. We forecast increased global concern about inequality, which has been borne out in our Radar study of citizens around the world, as well as post-Davos conversations and the huge debate around Thomas Piketty’s book, Capital in the 21st Century. And Oxfam’s analysis shows the richest 85...

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