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  • The Future of the Multilateral System: Learnings from the Global Solutions Summit

    May 28, 2021

    With the global community continuing to grapple with impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is no doubt that questions are being asked about whether the multilateral system can not only steer us through the pandemic, but also address other key policy challenges such as climate change, social inequality and trade disruption. It is these very challenges that have stimulated debate over the last two days at the Global Solutions Summit. As the official communications partner...

  • Johnson Reigns Supreme

    May 11, 2021

    The Prime Minister begins the new parliamentary session on the back of impressive gains in local elections across the UK and prized victories in Hartlepool, Teesside and the West Midlands and has used today’s Queen’s Speech to set the legislative stage for a post-Brexit Britain as we start to emerge from the pandemic. Remarkably for a party in power for 11 years, the Conservatives continue chipping away at traditional Labour heartlands. These new Tory voters...

  • FleishmanHillard in conversation with Seb Payne, Whitehall Editor at Financial Times

    May 6, 2021

    FleishmanHillard UK Online Event: In Conversation With…Sebastian Payne, Whitehall Editor at the Financial Times, Thursday 13th May 2021 at 12.30pm (BST) Join FleishmanHillard UK’s head of public affairs, Tim Snowball, in conversation with Seb Payne, Whitehall Editor at the Financial Times during a discussion on what’s next for local and regional politics in the UK. Taking place shortly after the Queen’s Speech, Hartlepool by-election and local and devolved elections, the event will provide an opportunity for Seb...

  • 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...

  • Foreign policy going forward: Five takeaways from the UK Integrated Review

    April 13, 2021

    It has been a few weeks since the Prime Minister published the widely anticipated UK Integrated Review, and now that the initial clamour from pundits and commentators has died down, analysts are beginning to look at the long term impact the review might have on how the UK operates on an international level. At 114 pages, Global Britain in a competitive age – The Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy, is a...

  • FleishmanHillard UK Panel Event: The UK After COVID-19

    February 19, 2021

    FleishmanHillard UK Online Event: The UK After COVID-19, Thursday 25th February 2021 at 12.30pm (GMT) FleishmanHillard UK is delighted to host a panel event on 'The UK after COVID-19', focusing on what's next after lockdown. This virtual panel event, taking place 12:30-13:30 (GMT) on Thursday 25th February. Hear from: Gagan Mohindra MP, PPS to the Department for Transport, Chair of the APPG on Regeneration and Development and Conservative MP for South West Hertfordshire Nicolas Bosetti...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • New Year = New Approach to Public Affairs?

    January 11, 2021

    Liam McCloy, Partner, Public Affairs, UK Although the year is young, I'd like to offer the following thoughts on how businesses might develop their relationships with political decision-makers and opinion formers over the year ahead: False dawns v. new horizons With a Brexit deal done, approved vaccines starting to roll out across the country and a global summit to host on climate change, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been keen to trumpet 2021 as a year of opportunity for...