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Purposeful Business

  • Director Holly Rouse to judge EMEA Purpose Awards

    February 11, 2021

    Holly Rouse, partner and director of our Purposeful Business team is announced as a judge of this year's EMEA Purpose Awards.   These awards, which return for a second year, recognise campaigns that creatively further purpose-driven work from organisations, brands, the public sector, agencies, charities and NGOs.  The Purpose Awards are open to entries until March 31st.  Contact us ...

  • 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...

  • Preparing for Ethnicity Pay Gap Reporting

    January 29, 2021

    Grace Duncan, senior account executive and Rima Sacre, director, purposeful business Four years after mandatory gender pay gap reporting was introduced, we have seen vast change as businesses tackle their gender equality. In fact, now only a couple of companies on the FTSE 350 have all-male boards. Shining a spotlight on the endemic inequalities within corporate structures enabled this change and now attention is turning to the next frontier of inequality, ethnicity. As the UK...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Sustainability series: Fighting the war on climate emergency

    September 24, 2020

    Carly Hilkin, Associate Director In times of hardship, community is more important than ever. We go to those around us for support, both out of necessity and a collective appreciation for what’s hit us. And this has never been truer than now, with COVID-19. Around the world, countless aid groups have been created to look after the most vulnerable in our communities – volunteering to pick up shopping, deliver medicines and personal protection equipment, the...

  • Fighting the ‘war’ on climate emergency

    September 15, 2020

    By Grace Duncan, Senior Account Executive. In the last few months, institutions have talked about the ‘war’ on COVID-19 and our ‘front-line heroes’ fighting a ‘deadly enemy’. While there has been debate about whether referring to a virus as if we were approaching World War Three is appropriate, it prompted rational and immediate reaction. With COVID-19 guidelines changing, the language change, and crucially the need for the public to react to that language change, has...

  • Changing voices of climate change

    June 2, 2020

    By Holly Rouse, Director & Partner Friday will be World Environment Day, with the annual awareness-raising initiative focused this year on nature. In these exceptional times, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on nature and the environment in ways that we could never have been predicted in such as short space of time. From falling CO2 emissions to clearer waters and bluer skies. The question playing on our minds however, is whether COVID-19...

  • Does Purpose matter in a pandemic-world?

    April 24, 2020

    By Holly Rouse, Director & Partner Purposeful Business Crises often bring out the worst, but also the best, in people. And businesses are no different. Before Covid-19, some started to question whether business Purpose was still relevant. While consumers expected businesses to play an active role in shaping society, there were doubts on whether companies were really meeting this expectation. Studies showed that many businesses were struggling to articulate, much less live, their Purpose. Just...