POST Online Media Lite Edition



 

More than half of young Arabs saying they will boycott brands that damage environment

Christian Fernsby |
More than half of young Arabs (56%) said they are concerned about climate change, and a similar number will boycott a brand seen to be operating in a way that damaged the environment.

Article continues below




This compelling sentiment, which reflects the growing concerns towards climate change, climate action and the regional governments' role in mitigating climate issues among young Arabs, is a key finding of the Annual ASDA'A BCW Arab Youth Survey.

The region's youth look set to ensure governments and businesses act responsibly when it comes to climate action by acting with their wallets. Nearly two third (63%) of GCC youth are willing to boycott a brand that does not respect the environment followed by over half (56%) of young Arabs in North Africa and 51% in the Levant.

For the survey, PSB Insights, the global strategic research and analytics specialist, conducted 3,400 face to face interviews with Arab youth aged between 18 and 24 in 50 cities and territories in 17 states in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region from June 6 30, 2021.

Sunil John, President, MENA, BCW and Founder of ASDA'A BCW, says: "In 2008, during the inaugural Arab Youth Survey, just 11% of youth surveyed felt climate change was the biggest challenge facing the world.

"If we view the ASDA'A BCW Arab Youth Survey as a barometer of sentiment, it seems the aspiration of young Arabs is one of encouraging governments and businesses to take a strong stance on sustainability."

More than two fifths (43%) of respondents feel Arab governments should be doing more than other countries to address climate change, and take a leading position on the world stage. A majority of 79% of youth in the GCC strongly feel their government is capable of driving effective climate change mitigation measures. For details: arabyouthsurvey.com


What to read next

Texas judge strikes down anti-BDS law in victory for Palestine
Foreign investments at UAE stock markets hit $28.45 billion in July
Global brands lose advantage in China, local growing strong

German factory orders recover in December 2022

 
Factory orders in Germany increased 3.2% month-on-month in December 2022, more than the market forecast, according to official data released on Monday.
 
 

Latest

Sosandar non-executive chairman Bill Murray passed away
UK: Merger could worsen dental service options for patients in South West and North East
Planet almost exactly Earth's size found
Vesuvius managing cyber incident after systems breach

NEWS

912 dead in Turkey, more than 230 in Syria after powerful earthquake, countries rush to offer aid

Italy targeted by wide cyberattack
Six crew members dead in tanker accident in Nigeria
Italy withdraws tsunami warning after deadly earthquake hits Turkey, Syria
Rescue teams from Netherlands, Romania on way to Türkiye after powerful earthquake
Up to 40,000 nurses, paramedics and 999 workers on strike in UK
 

BUSINESS

TAP crucial for Europe strategically and economically, says Greek official

Highlights: January 3o, 2023 - February 5, 2023
China allowed truck entry on border with Tajikistan
South Africa to construct new power transmission lines in northern province
Spain suffers amid severe shortage of drugs
Free travel will be extended to even more of London’s lowest paid transport workers
 

Trending Now

TAP crucial for Europe strategically and economically, says Greek official

Sosandar non-executive chairman Bill Murray passed away

German factory orders recover in December 2022

ACWA Power to work on 1.5 GW offshore wind energy project in Azerbaijan


POLITICS

Afghanistan, Pakistan sign draft convention to avoid double taxation

Azerbaijan to double gas supplies to Europe by 2027
India to ban hundreds of Chinese-linked betting and loan lending apps
UK and coalition partners announce price caps on Russian oil products
Fiji ends training and exchange agreement with China
France mulls extending nuclear reactors' lifespan
 

Today We Recommend

UN warns six million people in Afghanistan face famine risk, Biden extends national emergency


Highlights 

Viatel Technology to create 50 Irish tech jobs

Aon Q4 income decreased 24%

ASSA ABLOY Q4 sales increased by 28%


COMPANIES

Honda issues ‘Do Not Drive’ warning for older models

BP, SOCAR plan to increase gas supplies to Europe
ACWA Power to work on 1.5 GW offshore wind energy project in Azerbaijan
110,000 more users affected in LG Uplus’ data breach
Viatel Technology to create 50 Irish tech jobs
Ethiopian Airlines inaugurates second aviation academy campus in Hawassa
 

CAREERS

Satu Rautavalta appointed new CEO of Pimatic

Exothera appoints Darren Leva as chief business officer
Vesta taps Shimon Steinmetz as CFO
Bruno Ultra Barcelos appointed managing director of Ethypharm UK
Syntach names Patrick NJ Schnegelsberg as new CEO
Chiesi appoints Giuseppe Accogli as new group CEO
 

ECONOMY

New Zealand: Consumer confidence, business sentiment increases in January

Turkey: Manufacturing PMI 50.1 in January
U.S. employment spikes in January, unemployment down
U.S. services PMI jumped
Türkiye inflation higher than expected at nearly 58%
West Virginia January revenue surplus continues to show opportunity for tax cuts is now
 

EARNINGS

United States Steel Q4 earnings $174 million

Skechers Q4 sales increased 13.5%
Bosch posts sales growth
Cigna income $6.7 billion
Aon Q4 income decreased 24%
ASSA ABLOY Q4 sales increased by 28%
 

OP-ED

Micromanaging is the worst enemy of efficiency and teamwork

Niger set to monetize massive gas reserves through Saharan natural gas pipeline
Putting the brakes on EV folly that choked the market
Oil discovery in Kavango Basin may mean huge benefits for Namibians
Cape Town and Dubai battle over Africa's energy future
Is America going to lose its superpower status?
 

AGRIFISH

Argentina's agricultural exports grew 8.5% in 2022

Flour mill opens in Herat province, Afghanistan
ESA: Iceland must urgently improve controls of poultry meat and poultry meat products
United States cattle inventory down 3%
Working group named to focus on large animal vet shortage in Kentucky
USDA announces steps to improve child health through nutritious school meals
 

LEADERSHIP

Growing trend of laptop workers in cafés

Lucky CEO means bad luck for hiring company
Product images could boost food pantry use
The madness of fast service: I want it now!
How to build a resilient brand
Only 32% of employees believe their pay is fair
 

CRIME

Brazil: Mapa participated in joint operations to combat pesticide smuggling in 3 states

Poland: UOKiK fines 3 entrepreneurs with almost $228,000
Kerry pleads guilty and agrees to pay $19.228 million in connection with 2018 salmonella outbreak
UK: Serious Fraud Office secures three convictions in $500 million trade finance fraud
AG for District of Colubia: $1,950,000 available for eligible Drizly drivers as result of tip-theft investigation
North Carolina: 52 stores pay fines for price scanning errors in 33 counties
 

Magazine

TRAVEL

Legend Rock Petroglyphs in Wyoming, history right in front of you

La Chandeleur in Paris: Crêpe Day for all of you
Tru by Hilton Monterrey Fundidora hotel opens in Mexico
IntercityHotel Berlin Airport BER opens
Art After School, the perfect way to spark imagination in your child
The world's biggest food fair in Berlin you don't wanna miss
 

SEA, LAND, AIR

2024 Range Rover Velar, pure greed and distraction

Honda Pilot TrailSport, fully equipped SUV with great ground clearance
2024 Corvette E-ray, electrified 4WD
Jaguar I-PACE is now more distinctive
2023 Toyota Prius expected this January
2023 Lincoln Corsair, advance features and ActiveGlide
 

DESIGN

Curved sofas, elegant and gentle

Solios watches, from nature to luxury
Coats of faux fur, but not of faux style
Redifining kitchen space and experience with workstations
Dinning sofas, a soft addition to a modern dinning table
Patchwork carpets, vintage Persian carpets made with unparalleled skill
 

GADGETS

Samsung Galaxy S23 smartphones, cameras with possibility to make calls

Harman Luxury Audio introduces new JBL Classic Series
KEF KC62, audio excellence and design ingenuity
Panasonic announces flagship OLED TV MZ2000
McIntosh MC451, 150 Watt vacuum tube and 300 Watt solid state amplifier
Headonia 2A3, luxury headphone amplifier that comes with gloves
 

HEALTH

Urinary incontinence, a condition that shouldn't be embarrassing

Synthetic opioids will be banned as UK government acts to stop drug deaths
Japan gives priority review status to Alzheimer's drug developed by Eisai, Biogen
Working group proposes on how to make Finland tobacco-free by 2030
Study: Merck COVID-19 pill linked to virus mutations
South Africa authorises roll out of COVID-19 boosters to fight Omicron variant
 

MEANTIME

Astronomers observe light bending around an isolated white dwarf

Webb telescope catches early galaxy formation in action
Straigh and gay men both prefer masculine men for important jobs
Green comet to visit Earth after 50,000 years
Astronomers captured spectacular, ongoing collision between at least three galaxy clusters
NASA system predicts small asteroid to pass close by Earth this week