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  • The Voice of the Climate Generation: Understanding Gen Z and Climate Comms

    September 16, 2021

    When it comes to ‘issues we care about’, the climate crisis is a uniquely oppressive force on a young person’s mind. Not because it threatens every society’s way of life. Not because it requires systemic changes to the way we eat, move and make things on a scale never seen before. And not even because we are aware that simply by going about our daily lives, we are contributing to the problem. It’s because we’re...

  • Companies need to prepare for more scrutiny on their environmental performance

    September 7, 2021

    There is no doubt about it, 2021 is the year of climate milestones, headlined by COP26 in November, with public and corporate engagement on the subject of climate action growing around the world. Companies need to prepare for more scrutiny than ever on their environmental performance – even if they doing good things to reduce their climate impact.  This year’s Authenticity Gap research shows nearly two-thirds of consumers believe that for a company to be more credible than its competitors, it must...

  • Authentic leadership and the new CEO agenda

    August 16, 2021

    Today’s consumers have a complex view of authentic leadership and when and why they believe CEOs should take a public stance on complex issues such as public health, climate change, diversity (and diverse representation within a company's workforce and its leadership). Three-quarters (74%) report it’s important for CEOs to take a stand on issues that ‘reflect the collective views and actions of the organizations they lead’, while only 60% say CEOs should take a stand...

  • The future of brand authenticity — leadership, inclusivity and activism

    August 2, 2021

    Nicole Harris, research manager, TRUE Global Intelligence After the hot mess that was 2020, it’s no surprise that social responsibility is now a more important aspect of brand identity than ever before. In fact, a business’s impact on societal outcomes now accounts for almost one-third of informed consumers’ expectations, according to FleishmanHillard’s latest Authenticity Gap study. But while 64% of informed consumers internationally – and 61% of Brits – say that a company must talk...

  • Director Rima Sacre to judge Third Sector Awards

    July 12, 2021

    Director, Rima Sacre has been announced as a judge at this year's Third Sector Awards, recognising the achievements of charities, individuals and voluntary organisations doing essential work throughout the pandemic. Winners will be announced during a ceremony at new London hotel, The Londoner, Leicester Square on Friday 17th September. Contact us...

  • Does your brand have an authenticity problem?

    June 17, 2021

    Stephanie Bailey, Senior Partner, Managing Director, Corporate and Head of FleishmanHillard COP26 Unit Does your brand have an authenticity problem? If what a brand does is different from what a brand says, then yes. You have what we call an authenticity gap. If, say, you are the CEO of a disruptive craft beer brand then what you say versus what you do really matters, particularly if your narrative is a core part of what distinguishes...

  • FleishmanHillard release global authenticity research

    June 9, 2021

    At its heart, authenticity is the fundamental alignment of who you claim to be and who you really are. If the two are at odds, no matter who you are, people will be let down or dissatisfied, and you won’t meet expectations. At FleishmanHillard, we call this the ‘Authenticity Gap’ and we’ve been measuring it since 2012, using the Nine Drivers of Authenticity that shape consumer perceptions and beliefs. Our rich research data allows companies...

  • FleishmanHillard in conversation with Fiona Harvey, Environment Journalist at The Guardian

    May 14, 2021

    FleishmanHillard UK Online Event: In Conversation With…Fiona Harvey, Environment Journalist at The Guardian, Monday 24th May 2021 at 2pm (BST) We’ve seen major commitments announced at the Climate Leaders’ Summit in April, and await the vital G7 meeting and Bonn climate discussions in July – but what does this all mean for our road to COP26 in November and tangible climate action? Join FleishmanHillard for an exclusive conversation with Fiona Harvey, award-winning environment journalist for...

  • 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...

  • Six ways to visualise sustainability — Ensemble Studio

    April 8, 2021

    Steve Hickson, creative director of Ensemble Studio shares six ways that brands and businesses can get the right look when visualising sustainability through design and imagery. Capturing the vision for your organisation with clichéd images of trees or wind turbines, in most cases, do little to bolster your sustainability story. Steve shares six tips to developing a consistent and authentic visual approach for sustainability communications that will help businesses stand out. Read the article in...