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  • Connecting to COP26 – View from Berlin

    November 4, 2021

    Connecting to COP26 – the view from Berlin from Dr Sebastian Schwark, Partner and Head of Corporate Reputation at FleishmanHillard, Berlin. AFTER MERKEL, THE SEARCH FOR CLIMATE LEADERSHIP | COP26 - The view from Berlin In Germany, climate change is front and centre of political and public debate. With COP26 viewed as the last, best hope, the German public is obsessed with decarbonization and the net-zero transition, and as Chancellor Merkel departs after 16 years...

  • COP26 Daily Digest: Day 5

    November 4, 2021

    FleishmanHillard COP26 Daily Digest, Day 5: Thursday 4 November 2021 Wednesday’s finance-focused agenda at COP26 saw new commitments to ramp up climate finance and shift away from the financing of fossil fuel production, though not without scepticism.  The financial sector has been criticised for continuing to enable the expansion of non-renewable energy sources, as well as not developing adequate mechanisms to make climate finance more accessible for developing countries. Progress in both areas is seen...

  • COP26 Daily Digest: Day 4

    November 3, 2021

    FleishmanHillard COP26 Daily Digest, Day 4: Wednesday 3 November 2021: Tuesday in Glasgow focused on further pledges and funding commitments to scale up green technology and make it more affordable, headlined by a new European Union Catalyst programme. In addition, more than 100 countries signed up to the voluntary Global Methane Pledge, led by the United States and EU, which will cut methane emissions by 30 percent of 2020 levels by 2030.  €1BN INNOVATION FUND...

  • Connecting to COP26 – View from Greater China

    November 3, 2021

    Our perspective on China’s climate approach from Patrick Yu, General Manager of FleishmanHillard Hong Kong | COP26 – View from China President Xi Jinping’s absence from COP26 has raised concern from other delegates and stakeholders who see China as key to stopping climate change. Xi, who has not travelled outside China since the start of the pandemic, had been expected to make a video address, but ultimately provided a written statement, emphasising three main points...

  • COP26 Daily Digest: Day 3

    November 2, 2021

    FleishmanHillard COP26 Daily Digest, Day 3: Tuesday 2 November 2021: COP26 moves to day two of the Leaders Summit, after reaction to India’s 2070 net-zero announcement dominated news and commentary overnight. Developing countries’ leaders used their platforms yesterday to advocate for significant improvement to climate finance while mobilising commitments to forest protection was also a priority.  Today’s COP26 Daily Digest also begins our ‘Connecting to COP26’ series, with perspectives from around the FleishmanHillard network. Insights...

  • Connecting to COP26 – View from Washington, D.C.

    November 2, 2021

    COP26 – The view from Washington, D.C.  from Mike Schmidt, Partner and Public Affairs practice head at FleishmanHillard Washington, D.C. U.S. KEEPS FOCUS ON ‘AMBITION’ AMID BIG QUESTIONS AT HOME AND ABROAD | COP26 – The view from Washington, D.C. When President Biden hosted a climate summit with world leaders in April, the White House’s keyword was ‘ambition’ – pledging the United States would do more to reduce carbon emissions, while working to get other countries...

  • The paradox of communicating CSR: True engagement

    November 2, 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. Greta Thunberg conveyed it most eloquently: “Blah, blah, blah”. In this series, we explore ways to successfully manage the predicament. Join us at 2pm (GMT) on Tuesday 16 November 2021 for a webinar on the challenges of building trust with their audiences when communicating CSR. True engagement In post 4...

  • COP26 Daily Digest: Day 2

    November 1, 2021

    As UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson prepares to open the COP26 Leaders Summit in Glasgow, he faces significant scepticism about the potential for a successful two weeks. The G20 meeting in Italy failed to result in agreement on a net-zero emissions target for 2050, with grim pronouncements about progress having only “inched forward”, according to Johnson.  Read on for the FleishmanHillard COP26 Daily Digest for 1 November 2021 from our COP26 Unit. Contact the FleishmanHillard...

  • COP26 Preview: Answering the call to action, or putting climate solutions on hold?

    October 29, 2021

    In the twenty-three months since COP25 concluded in Madrid, the climate crisis has become ever-present in our lives, with devastating floods, scorching heat waves, frightening fires, increased weather extremes, and evidence of the growing impact upon nature. Forces could align at COP26 in Glasgow to agree on tangible, game-changing solutions, or could leave the world further behind in the fight to stop the changing climate. As we enter what may be a contentious, challenging two...

  • The top 3 actions companies must adopt to take authentic action on diversity, equity and inclusion

    October 28, 2021

    Taking authentic action on DE&I There has never been a more important time for brands and businesses to take an honest look at how their actions either remove or reinforce barriers to equity, particularly standing up and championing minority voices and traditionally marginalized communities. From our Authenticity Gap research, it was clear that informed consumers expect companies to be credible and authentic, bold and true - acting and leading with empathy and taking actionable steps...