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  • FleishmanHillard Davos Digest 2022: Day 4

    May 27, 2022

    Davos Digest 2022, Day Four: View from EEMEA Well, we made it. That’s a wrap on another year of the World Economic Forum in Davos. Today, the jets will take off and the cleaners will move in to sweep up all those discarded lanyards and business cards. Looking back at the week, a pretty clear consensus emerges: this has been the most politicised Davos conference in years, with the war in Ukraine completely dominating the...

  • Mike Kelly joins FleishmanHillard UK International Affairs team

    April 7, 2022

    Amid continued and significant growth over the last two years, FleishmanHillard UK has bolstered its International Affairs offer with the appointment of Mike Kelly as director. Mike joins FleishmanHillard UK from health-tech scale-up Cera, the UK’s second healthcare unicorn, where he built the company’s public relations and public affairs function across multiple markets. Prior to this, Mike spent almost five years with Edelman as part of its International Affairs practice, advising governments, private sector organisations...

  • Tackling International Trade: How Business Can Navigate the Challenges in Trade through Communications

    January 28, 2022

    2021 proved to be another tumultuous year for business and the uncertainty looks to continue into 2022. Nowhere is this more evident than in international trade – which now touches almost all aspects of business and society. That makes it even more vital for companies to be communicating about their trade priorities, shaping trade policy, and advocating for solutions that ease trade barriers and disruption. In the UK in particular, the combined effect of the...

  • COP26 Wrap-up: Five Priorities for Climate Engagement in 2022

    December 3, 2021

    Seizing the Post-COP26 Communications Mandate After an intense two weeks at COP26 in Glasgow, the world’s climate advocates, scientific experts and policy gurus have earned a welcome respite. But as stated repeatedly by attendees, the hard work is just beginning. That’s even more true for the private sector, which will be expected to lead the charge to develop new technologies, improve supply chains, and make even greater commitments to cut their carbon footprint. So how...

  • 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...

  • 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...