Two international influencer surveys
The first influencer survey will poll experts from business, government, civil society and academia on their expectations for the Rio+20 Summit and of public and private sector sustainability leadership.
Following the Rio+20 Summit, a second influencer survey will assess the Summit’s effectiveness and capture the predictions of experts on the forward sustainability agenda.
Surveys will be conducted in partnership with WBCSD, the Business Action for Sustainable Development 2012 (BASD 2012) network, the GLOBE forum of legislators, Civicus and Net Impact.
Two quantitative public opinion surveys across 20+ countries
As a complement to the influencer surveys, we will conduct public opinion surveys. The first public opinion survey will invite the public to assess collective progress on the sustainability agenda to date. The second survey is an in-depth online survey of consumer attitudes, motivations and behaviours relating to sustainable consumption.
Series of white papers
- February 2012: Unfinished Business - Sustainable development Pioneer share perspectives on progress since the 1992 Earth Summit, as we highlight the need for business to take a lead in sustainable development and raise questions about the future.
- June 2012: Down to Business - We assess expectations for the Rio+20 Summit based on the results of the first expert and global public opinion surveys.
- Fall 2012: We provide a road map for what business and society must do to deliver sustainability in the next generation.
“Bringing Rio Closer” research briefs (available now)
Our research briefs provide a closer look at the history of sustainable development through the United Nations Summit process. In each brief, we offer an overview of the event/report and describe the outcomes as well as the aims of government, business and civil society.