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The GlobeScan / SustainAbility Surveys

Expert insights helping you stay on top
of the sustainable development agenda.

The GlobeScan / SustainAbility Surveys offer a unique, collaborative platform that uses research-driven insights, including targeted surveys of the most influential thought leaders in the sustainability arena from over sixty countries, to explore the biggest sustainability challenges.

The thousands of stakeholders surveyed include leading sustainable development experts and practitioners from five sectors:

  • Corporate
  • Government (including multi-lateral institutions)
  • NGOs
  • Institutional (e.g., academics)
  • Service (e.g., consultants, media)

The GlobeScan / SustainAbility Surveys help clients:

  • Navigate the increasingly complex business landscape of sustainability challenges and opportunities
  • Understand the perspectives of influential experts in the sustainability field
  • Tap into a pool of expertise for views and predictions on top sustainability issues
  • Monitor and anticipate major changes in public policy and business climate affecting their operating environments

Stakeholder Insight

When you engage GlobeScan and SustainAbility to prepare a workshop for your organisation, our consultants will work with you to customise the research-driven insights emerging from the program to deliver forward-looking strategic counsel. We will explore the sustainability challenges facing your sector and your business, and integrate learning from GlobeScan’s and SustainAbility’s regular work on sustainability strategy.

Thematic Areas

The GlobeScan / SustainAbility Surveys are in field around three times each year, and provide a regularly updated expert perspective on a range of timely topics, including:

  • Climate Change and Energy
  • Human Rights
  • Changing Expectations of Business in Sustainability
  • Resource Constraints, Water, Oil, Land
  • Innovation and Social Enterprise
  • Ecosystem Health and Services
  • Globalization
  • International Development
  • Sustainable Technologies
  • Governance
  • Corporate Leadership


Global Webinars

Findings and insights from each survey are shared with colleagues via a series of free global webinars each year. Join our expert guests to contextualise the key emerging trends and explore case studies.

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