Sustainability research reports

Sharing knowledge is the only way to solve problems and move forward together. For that reason, we are passionate about using our research expertise to inform and inspire sustainable practices.

Open-access sustainability research

Aside from offering bespoke research designs to inform specific product, communication and business decisions, we conduct independent sustainability research to equip organisations with actionable data and insight. We give these insights freely to help organisations combat climate change and other environmental and social challenges.

Explore our free sustainability research reports below and check back for more in the future.

Green Lies

Green Lies sustainability research

Survey findings around perceptions of sustainability initiatives. What sort of initiatives do consumers consider impactful? What might be seen as ‘greenwashing’?

Talking the Talk

Sustainability research Talking the Talk

Investigating the gap between consumers’ sustainability perceptions and behaviour. Why are consumers inconsistent on sustainability? How can organisations help?

The X, Y and Z of Sustainability

Sustainability research generational differences

Revealing cross-generational differences in consumer survey responses. How do sustainable perceptions and behaviours differ between Generations X, Y and Z?

A World of Worry

Sustainability research world of worry

Examining the nature of eco-anxiety through consumer survey findings. How worried are consumers about the environment? Who is most worried? What are they doing about it?

Public-facing mental health research

Sustainability research isn’t just about environmental concerns. It’s about progress as a society, including improved health and wellbeing.

Therefore, we are proud to have supported the Reimagine Research campaign for Wellcome by conducting 90 cognitive interviews and the largest ever survey into research culture experiences, with over 4,000 responses. The final report is publicly available on the Wellcome site and you can read more about our mixed-methods research in this Shift Learning case study.

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We were subsequently honoured to become the analytics and reporting partner for the CACTUS Foundation Mental Health Survey, involving over 13,000 respondents across 160+ countries. The Joy and Stress Triggers survey report we compiled is available for free on the CACTUS Foundation website and includes actionable insights to improve working culture.

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We are also helping organisations understand and respond to the impact of COVID-19 on their communities. This includes Nature’s 2020 postdoctoral researcher survey, which captured over 7,000 perspectives on how the pandemic has affected their research, mental health and career prospects.

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Interested in your own research?

We offer a range of qualitative, quantitative and desk-based sustainability research services to organisations of all shapes, sizes and sectors.

  • Or contact us to chat with a senior researcher about your interests or needs.