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  • What lessons can businesses learn from COP26?

    November 18, 2021

    Lessons from COP26 After two long weeks of intense talks, debates, and negotiations in Glasgow, COP26 finally came to an end last weekend. For the private sector, this COP has been unlike any other. The role businesses play in contributing to climate change has become so apparent that it is now necessary for them to become leaders in tackling the issues. So, what lessons can businesses learn from COP26? What are the key takeaways? 1...

  • FleishmanHillard COP26 Daily Digest: Day 13

    November 12, 2021

    FleishmanHillard COP26 Daily Digest, Day 13: Friday 12th November 2021 COP26 enters its final scheduled day of negotiations – albeit with caveats that discussions about the COP26 text are likely to continue past today’s deadline. Today’s edition features a detailed look at progress and gaps as of Friday morning.  Significant work remains on key issues, including the phase-out of fossil fuel production and subsidies for fossil fuels, inadequate financial support for poor countries most vulnerable to...

  • FleishmanHillard COP26 Daily Digest: Day 12

    November 11, 2021

    FleishmanHillard COP26 Daily Digest, Day 12: Thursday 11th November 2021 Late on Wednesday, China and the United States announced a new agreement to cooperate on cutting greenhouse gas emissions, including cutting methane and emissions from high-impact areas like transport and energy. The unexpected collaboration by the world’s two largest emitting nations, after critical comments from both sides both before and during COP26, is significant on its own and could inspire other countries to follow suit.  With...

  • Connecting to COP26 – View from New York

    November 11, 2021

    COP26 – The view from New York, from Colin Hart, Vice President, FleishmanHillard New York. IS “GREENWASHING” THE NEW CLIMATE DENIAL IN THE UNITED STATES? | COP26 – The view from New York “The titans of finance wouldn’t be in Glasgow if they hadn’t been having discussions with their grandkids, nieces and nephews”, said Rachel Kyte, former UN Special Representative for Sustainable Energy for All, this week. But there is also a strong sense that...

  • FleishmanHillard COP26 Daily Digest: Day 11

    November 10, 2021

    FleishmanHillard COP26 Daily Digest, Day 11: Wednesday 10th November 2021 Climate Action Tracker, a global scientific research group that presents an annual analysis of COP commitments, issued a warning Tuesday that the pledges made this year put the world on track for heating of 2.4°C – with 2030 commitments particularly insufficient to make progress in stopping heating this decade.  Tuesday’s COP26 programme focused on the intersection of gender and climate, with attention to the disproportionate impact...

  • The paradox of communicating CSR: Managing the paradox

    November 10, 2021

    Many companies try to improve their image by communicating their involvement in socially responsible activities. This often arouses scepticism rather than achieving the intended goal. In this series, we explore ways to successfully manage the predicament. Join us on Tuesday 16 November 2021 at 2pm (GMT) for a webinar panel of speakers comparing real-life experiences on the challenges of building trust with their audiences when communicating CSR. Managing the paradox In post 5. 'True engagement' we...

  • FleishmanHillard COP26 Daily Digest: Day 10

    November 9, 2021

    FleishmanHillard COP26 Daily Digest, Day 10: Tuesday 9th November 2021 On Monday, COP26 welcomed the star power of former U.S. President Barack Obama, who issued a call to action to young people to engage in politics to have an impact upon the climate crisis, while also challenging the decision by Russia and China’s leaders not to attend the summit.  Simultaneously, vulnerable nations continued to demand greater, faster progress on climate finance commitments, while the UK Government...

  • Connecting to COP26 – View from Latin America

    November 9, 2021

    COP26 – The view from Latin America from Jorge Diaz de Villegas, Senior Partner, and Denise Rockenbach, Senior Vice President, FleishmanHillard Latin America. WHILE THE REST OF LATIN AMERICA HOPES FOR RELIEF TO FINANCE CLIMATE INITIATIVES, ALL EYES ARE ON BRAZIL AND MEXICO | COP26 – The view from Latin America When representatives of Latin American countries, the United States and the UK gathered for a regional summit in the leadup to COP26, Brazil and...

  • FleishmanHillard COP26 Daily Digest: Day 9

    November 8, 2021

    FleishmanHillard COP26 Daily Digest, Day 9: Monday 8th November 2021 As week two at COP26 moves ahead, the United States is sending heavyweight political leaders to the negotiations to reinforce its ambitions and push for further action from its peers. Meanwhile, the UK Government’s Environment Secretary again raised prospects of a UK carbon border tax, while the COP26 Presidency programme will examine climate finance to aid with adaptation, loss and damage caused by climate change.  Today’s...

  • Connecting to COP26 – View from Brussels

    November 8, 2021

    COP26 – The view from Brussels from Jane Gimber, Associate Director, Financial Services and Head of Sustainability, and Maximo Miccinilli, Senior Vice President and Head of Energy and Climate, FleishmanHillard Brussels GETTING ‘FIT FOR 55’ TO BECOME THE FIRST CARBON-NEUTRAL CONTINENT | COP26 – The view from Brussels The EU entered the COP26 negotiations with its 2030 goals clearly laid out on the table: a milestone package of binding legislation - ‘Fit for 55’...