Topic Archives: Expert Surveys

Evaluating Progress on Climate Change

Two years after the breakthrough achievement of the Paris Agreement, we asked global sustainability experts representing business, government, NGOs and academia to evaluate progress made by the global community on addressing climate change generally and implementing the Agreement specifically. Our expert panel’s assessment is bleak. More than half of these sustainability practitioners think that the

The Dynamics of Corporate Sustainability Leadership Over Two Decades: Insights from Dow’s Neil Hawkins

This blog is part of the GlobeScan/SustainAbility Leaders Survey 20th anniversary project being conducted by GlobeScan and SustainAbility in partnership with Interface. Since 1997, GlobeScan has been asking a global panel of sustainability experts who exemplifies and what defines leadership on sustainable development. While asking the same questions for 20 years might sound a little too close to Einstein’s definition

Webinar: The 2017 Sustainability Leaders Survey

GlobeScan and SustainAbility presented a joint global webinar on June 28th to discuss the results of The 2017 Sustainability Leaders Survey. Integrating sustainability values, demonstrating innovation and fostering transparency will be defining characteristics of leading organizations in the next ten years, according to the findings of the 2017 edition. Integrating sustainability values, demonstrating innovation and

The 2017 Sustainability Leaders

Over two decades, we have witnessed an evolution of the terms upon which organizations are recognized for their leadership in sustainability, and expect them to become only more demanding. This report represents a significant milestone. Sustainability Leaders, the longest- running survey of its kind, marks 20 years of tracking expert opinions on the evolution of

Building the Good Life: Evolving Perceptions of Corporate Sustainability Leadership

Mid-May 2017, more than 2,000 sustainability professionals gathered in Detroit for the annual Sustainable Brands conference. SB’17 Detroit’s theme Redefining the Good Life was designed to let delegates explore “how redefined societal aspirations are transforming the way brands deliver value for their customers.” During the opening night plenaries, Eric Whan of GlobeScan and Mark Lee

Evaluating Progress Towards the Sustainable Development Goals

Three decades following the publication of the Brundtland Commission’s Our Common Future, sustainability practitioners remain alarmed about the lack of progress the international community has made on sustainable development. While this is hardly surprising, the time is right to ask where specifically we are failing, who is accountable, and where the key opportunities are. For

Watch Highlights from The 2016 Sustainability Leaders Webinar – Asia / Pacific

GlobeScan, SustainAbility and Sustainable Brands were delighted to host a webinar on June 30th to discuss the results of the 2016 edition of the The Sustainability Leaders – A GlobeScan / SustainAbility Survey. The 2016 Sustainability Leaders Survey is the longest-running survey of its kind and has tracked expert opinions on sustainable development leadership for

Watch Highlights from The 2016 Sustainability Leaders Webinar – Americas / Europe

GlobeScan, SustainAbility and Sustainable Brands were delighted to host a webinar on June 29th to discuss the results of the 2016 edition of the The Sustainability Leaders – A GlobeScan / SustainAbility Survey. The 2016 Sustainability Leaders Survey is the longest-running survey of its kind and has tracked expert opinions on sustainable development leadership for

The 2016 Sustainability Leaders

For SustainAbility and GlobeScan’s annual Sustainability Leaders Survey, we asked over 900 expert stakeholders representing business, government, NGOs and academia across 84 countries to evaluate the progress that institutions have made since the 1992 Earth Summit and reflect on their expectations for the next 20 years. We also analyze expert views on which companies are

The 2016 Sustainability Leaders Survey: Experts Share Views on Progress and Company Performance

GlobeScan and SustainAbility have tracked expert opinions on sustainable development leadership for more than 20 years. Over these two decades, we have seen the sustainability agenda evolve and broaden, watched companies climb to the top of the corporate leadership list and then completely disappear from it, and witnessed many waves of optimism and pessimism as