Covid and environment research

Company News    May 7, 2021 5:32 PM

Mastercard announced a “Covid and environment” survey that measures changes in behavior and perception from Covid-19.

The report was developed between February and March 2021 and segmented four study populations by age: 18 to 24 years, 25 to 34 years, 33 to 44 years, 45 to 55 years and over 55 years, Portafolio reported.

The results said that 51% of the Colombians surveyed plan to take care of their health by eating better and exercising more.

The population most interested in doing so are those over 55 years and the least interested are between 18 and 24 years.

The three main behavioral changes generated by Covid-19 are: taking action that contributes to health (51%), acquiring friendly habits with the environment (38%) and giving more emphasis to relationships with loved ones (38%).

“Although Covid-19 arrived unexpectedly, it is clear that it generated interesting changes in perception in people,” Federico Martínez, Country Manager at Mastercard Colombia, said.

Another conclusion of the survey is that 78% of Colombians think that they will now be much more aware of how their actions affect the environment, given that Covid-19 has allowed them more time to think about sustainability.

In addition, Mastercard in partnership with financial technology company Doconomy developed the Mastercard Carbon Calculator. This is a tool that estimates the carbon footprint of any purchases.

Bottom-Line: Undoubtedly, the Covid pandemic is generating many changes, and awareness of the environment is one of the main ones.

This represents great opportunities for renewable energies, which authorities must leverage this situation to encourage the use of these technologies.

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