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COP26

  • The New Race to the Top: Learnings from the Leaders Summit on Climate

    April 26, 2021

    With questions over the impact of COVID-19 on the COP26 climate summit in November, the importance of the Biden Administration’s 2021 Leaders Summit on Climate in entrenching global commitments to tackling the climate emergency this year cannot be overstated. Carbon emissions are expected to rise sharply in 2021 as countries seek to stimulate their economies following the devastation of the pandemic. Yet even with fiscal pressures, geopolitical tensions and more, we may have seen an...

  • Looking ahead to COP26 with Tom Clarke, ITV Science Editor: Five key takeaways

    March 30, 2021

    Last Thursday, FleishmanHillard UK’s COP26 Unit hosted Tom Clarke, ITV’s Science Editor and one of the UK’s leading climate change journalists. Speaking to our Head of News, Pete Meikle, the discussion looked ahead to this year’s historic COP26 conference, its significance and impact on climate policy, business reputation and the media agenda.   Here’s our view on some of the key takeaways from the session and the lessons for our clients both in the UK...

  • United vs. Divided: Buying sustainably

    March 23, 2021

    Rachel Barrett, Director Consumer expectations and demands when it comes to meaningful action on environmental and climate challenges continue to grow. According to recent research conducted by FleishmanHillard UK, one in five people (20%) regard climate change as a top priority when it comes to purchasing food and drink products. However, more than half of us (53%) also consider that the industry is falling short when it comes to tackling this challenge. This was particularly...

  • FleishmanHillard COP26 Webinar: In conversation with Tom Clarke, ITV News

    March 17, 2021

    FleishmanHillard COP26 Webinar+Q&A: In conversation with Tom Clarke, Science Editor at ITV News, Thursday 25th March 2021 at 3pm (GMT) Join FleishmanHillard for an exclusive webinar event in conversation with one of the UK’s leading climate change journalists, Tom Clarke, Science Editor at ITV News on Thursday 25th March, 15:00-16:00 (GMT). The discussion will see Tom provide perspective on: The significance of COP26 and the key policy changes to look out for plus the risks...

  • FleishmanHillard Davos Digest World Economic Forum 2021 – The Davos Agenda

    January 29, 2021

    The view from around the world Stephanie Bailey, Senior Partner, Managing Director of Corporate and Head of FleishmanHillard COP26 Unit What a year. What a year. At the WEF Davos Summit last January, there was hardly a mention of the new coronavirus emerging from Wuhan, China. Barely a peep. Nothing really given what was about to hit the world. One year on and Davos is radically different. The reverberations of a genuine global crisis have...

  • How companies can best prepare for COP26

    January 25, 2021

    Stephanie Bailey, senior partner, managing director of corporate and head of COP26 unit For a long time, there has been no hope. But it was clear from day one of the Biden administration that one of the world’s biggest economies was now prepared to re-engage with the climate issue. As we move towards November 2021 and the 26th UN Conference of the Parties (COP26), we can see the glimmer of something more positive. Like any...

  • Government’s COP26 Portal open for businesses signals FleishmanHillard Fishburn COP26 Unit

    January 21, 2021

    Launching today, the Government's COP26 Portal opens for businesses, organisations and civil society to apply to get involved at COP26, Glasgow in November. Opportunities include the hosting of events, creative installations, and exhibition space — across both the Blue Zone and Green Zone. This year marks the first time that the UK will host the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) from 1-12 November 2021. The conference will be the biggest international summit...

  • Public Affairs leaders are ready to make an impact in 2021

    January 15, 2021

    Tim Snowball, Head of Public Affairs, FleishmanHillard Fishburn At the end of 2020, FleishmanHillard Fishburn launched its first major survey of in-house public affairs leaders. We left most of the questions open-ended to allow respondents the freedom to share what was really on their minds. The participants covered a wide range of sectors. Most were not current FleishmanHillard clients. This is a summary of what we learned:   Brexit and Covid-19 made progress on wider...

  • Biden and Britain: Can the Special Relationship be Built Back Better?

    December 17, 2020

    By Michael Hartt, Partner and Head of International Affairs, London Fireworks in London, church bells in Paris, and celebrations in the streets of Berlin. While the reaction across Europe to the election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris may have been exaggerated – American media would benefit from a search for “Guy Fawkes Night” – there’s no question that their victory was warmly welcomed by many political leaders and citizens on this side of the...

  • FleishmanHillard Fishburn launches COP26 Unit

    November 23, 2020

    With one year to go until the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, FleishmanHillard Fishburn has launched a dedicated COP26 unit to advise its UK and global clients in the lead up to, during and after the COP26 meeting. The cross-practice, fully integrated team brings together senior advisers with extensive experience in environment and sustainability issues from across the business, spanning corporate reputation, public affairs, international affairs, digital and social, and content strategy...