Frequently Asked Questions


Who is GlobeScan?

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. We are a participant of the UN Global Compact and a Certified B Corporation.


Who is Natura &Co?

Natura &Co is a global, purpose-driven, multi-channel and multi-brand cosmetics group which includes Avon, Natura, The Body Shop, and Aesop. Natura &Co posted net revenues of R$14.4 billion in 2019 and R$32.9 billion on a proforma basis, including Avon. The four companies that form the group are committed to generating positive economic, social, and environmental impact. For 130 years Avon has stood for women: providing innovative, quality beauty products which are primarily sold to women, through women. Founded in 1969, Natura is a Brazilian multinational in the cosmetics and personal care segment, leader in direct sales.  Founded in 1976 in Brighton, England, by Anita Roddick, The Body Shop is a global beauty brand that seeks to make a positive difference in the world. The Australian beauty brand Aesop was established in 1987 with a quest to create a range of superlative products for skin, hair and the body.


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 conversation will take place in a dedicated, secure online space and will be moderated by GlobeScan. Participants will need to have registered for this event in order to create their individual log in username and password to access the live discussion on the day of the forum.

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 in this innovative dialogue, you will be able to interact with stakeholders from all over the world and share your insights and ideas on what can be done to accelerate progress on achieving gender equality and meeting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #5 by 2030.

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 60 minute livestream webinar panel discussion followed by a 30 minute 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.  We will also be posting poll questions during the discussion and asking participants to cast their votes.