Frequently Asked Questions


Who is GlobeScan and what do they do?

GlobeScan is an insights and strategy consultancy, focused on helping its clients build long-term trusting relationships with their stakeholders. Offering a suite of specialist research and advisory services, GlobeScan partners with business, NGOs and governmental organizations to meet strategic objectives across reputation, sustainability and purpose. Established in 1987, GlobeScan has offices in Cape Town, Hong Kong, London, Paris, San Francisco, São Paulo and Toronto, is a participant of the UN Global Compact and a Certified B Corporation.

In 2016, GlobeScan, launched a platform of research and engagement among leading corporate affairs directors that culminated in an annual Corporate Affairs Survey.


What is the Oxford-GlobeScan Global Corporate Affairs Partnership?

Oxford and GlobeScan have formalised a partnership to leverage their combined expertise and to ensure that research and academic programmes are as informative and actionable as possible.

The primary purpose of the partnership is to generate valuable, actionable research findings for organisations, senior executives and corporate affairs leaders to improve the impact of the corporate affairs function.

Oxford and GlobeScan will do this by engaging and sharing new thinking and practices that would empower the corporate affairs community, the media, fellow researchers and others through regular and timely insights about the evolution of the corporate affairs function and its agenda.


What are Online Collaboration Forums?

GlobeScan's unique Collaboration Forum platform brings stakeholder dialogue and collaboration to scale. Real-time, online text-based dialogues take place in a dedicated, secure online space to involve hundreds of stakeholder perspectives, across different geographies.

We facilitate the crowdsourcing of ideas and solutions to inform strategy, risks and opportunities, materiality, and reporting and help build stronger relationships with key stakeholders who are crucial for achieving corporate and/or sustainability goals.


What should I expect from a live, online, moderated discussion?

The forums are real-time, text-based online conversations that provide the opportunity for participants from around the world to come together to discuss and collaborate on a specific topic.

This online conversation will take place in a dedicated, secure online space and will be facilitated by GlobeScan. We will share findings from the Oxford-GlobeScan Global Corporate Affairs Survey 2020. 

Participants should expect a fast-paced and wide-ranging discussion as people from around the world add their perspectives in real-time. GlobeScan also helps participants keep up with the debate by moderating and summarizing the main points raised on a whiteboard on the right hand of your computer screen.


Why should I join?

By participating, you will be able to interact with stakeholders from all over the world and share timely insights about the evolution of the corporate affairs function and its agenda and provide insight into the roles, responsibilities, challenges, opportunities, and issues facing leading global corporate affairs professionals around the world.

GlobeScan's Online Collaboration Forum platform provides a great space to find and build potential collaborations, partnerships and networks among participants who share common interests. 


Will there be an audio dial in facility?

No there is no dial in facility.  On the day of the Forum you will be able to log in using the username and password you created when registering for this event.

This online discussion forum will consist of a 45-minute livestream webinar presentation followed by a moderated, text-based online discussion to enable participants to share their comments, ideas and examples.

We believe the text format of the online moderated discussions - similar to a Reddit-style discussion board but with a faster flow of comments and engagement - enables these conversations to be inclusive, open and democratic since anyone can contribute, reply and raise new issues.

Participants can follow others' comments and choose the sections or questions that they engage in.