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January 2021

Written by:

James Bird

Board Director

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation’s UK Branch Appoints Cavendish Advocacy

We are pleased to share that Cavendish Advocacy have been appointed as public affairs adviser to the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation’s UK Branch, following a competitive pitch.

The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation is an international foundation that has been making profound contributions to the arts, education, science, and social welfare for 65 years. Building on its unwavering commitment to tackling complex global problems, the Foundation’s UK Branch is leading a Citizen Engagement on Climate strand that will help build and evidence the public mandate to tackle climate change.

Their climate change efforts come at a critical time as the UK prepares for COP26 and works to be a global green leader as it builds back better. Cavendish Advocacy is thrilled to utilise our extensive experience in climate change and sustainability to help the Foundation drive social change.

Andrew Barnett OBE, Director of the UK Branch of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, said:

“The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation has an immense history of championing some of the most pressing challenges facing society. The UK Branch’s focus on climate change builds on what we have accomplished and learned through our work on ocean conservation, and will demonstrate the value of public engagement in creating conditions for meaningful change.”

For nearly 20 years, Cavendish Advocacy has been helping clients with their political and corporate communications, both nationally and locally. The green economy and climate change have been key areas of growth for us, and will continue to be through 2021. We combine insight with influence and utilize digital and creative teams to clearly and powerfully land clients’ stories with target audiences, ensuring clients’ ideas change minds when it matters most.

In the past year, Cavendish Advocacy’s client teams have secured prestigious industry awards including the PRCA Public Affairs Awards’ Trade Body Campaign of the Year and ICCO’s Crisis & Issues Management Award.

If you would like to discuss this further, then please do not hesitate to get in contact with James Bird here, who will be the lead consultant on the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation account.