The Malaysia consumer confidence index has improved in the first quarter of 2018 to 104 percentage points, up 10 points from the previous quarter. This is the first time since Q3 2013 that the country’s confidence score has surpassed the 100 point mark, which indicates a level of cautious optimism among Malaysian consumers.
Malaysian consumers are optimistic about the country’s economic outlook and they perceive the recent initiatives announced by the government, such as the reduction of goods and services tax (GST), as being good for consumers, according to a survey conducted by Nielsen Malaysia.
The Malaysian media landscape has shifted over the past couple of years, changing the way Malaysians interact with each other, how they form their opinions and how they make purchase decisions. We are in the midst of an exciting time for Malaysian media, as digital media continues to grow and traditional media innovates to keep pace and stay relevant.
As the world collaborates on the United Nation’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, good data are critical to the world’s ability to set goals, generate plans and measure our collective progress.
When asked to pick the attributes they seek when purchasing all-purpose cleaners, 40% around the world say they want environmentally friendly benefits and nearly as many (36%) say they don’t want harsh chemicals.
In a recent survey, Nielsen asked corporate leaders and the general public to describe the current state of corporate social responsibility. The gap in perceptions between the two groups is striking. So what’s driving the gap?
As concerns about the environment and corporate sustainability continue to build momentum around the world, understanding the connection between sentiment and purchasing actions has never been more important. Have companies risen to meet consumer expectations?
In a world of choice, social responsibility is increasingly a factor for purchasing one product over another. In fact, 66% of respondents say they’re willing to pay more for products and services that come from companies who are committed to positive social and environmental impact.
If we know that consumers are engaging more with brands that are going green, producing sustainable products and giving back, do we have insight into which causes resonate the most? And are there discernible preferences between men and women? The short answer is yes.
Do consumers really care about conscious capitalism when it comes to buying decisions? Are they willing to pay more for products and services that come from companies that engage in actions that further some social good? For a growing number of consumers around the world, the answer is yes.
Do consumers care if the companies they buy products and services from are socially responsible? The models that companies adopt for their corporate social responsibility efforts continue to evolve, but what impact do the varied strategies have on consumer sentiment?