The Green Economy
The race to Net Zero
The Government has placed significant emphasis on the success of the COP26 summit, positioning the UK as a global leader in the race to net zero. Their agenda will be “environment, environment, environment from here on in” according to one government advisor.
The UK has committed to a carbon neutral target by 2050, including an ambitious 78% carbon reduction by 2035.
This page showcases our work and original thinking on the green economy and decarbonisation. We will be holding a number of key events throughout the year, alongside polling and opinion pieces from political and business stakeholders.
If you would like to contribute or to talk us about how we can help you build your brand in this space, please do get in touch.
We work with our clients to ensure they play their part in the race to net zero – providing solutions, new thinking and expertise to get them on the right track.
Our work in the green economy
Cavendish Advocacy supports the business in understanding the policy environment as it emerges, but more broadly at the standing of the brand in political circles. We do this by looking at the business and advising on what stories it should tell about itself. Starbucks deals with several inaccurate pre-conceptions and our counsel is based on pulling out the aspects that confound critics or by focusing on new initiatives that will do likewise.
Initially tasked with providing stakeholder engagement backing at a local level to support development sites, the brief developed to become a national public affairs programme, focused on raising Stonewater’s profile with political stakeholders in Westminster and influencing the direction of Government policy.
CALOUSTE GULBENKIAN FOUNDATION
The UK Branch of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation is part of an international charitable organisation whose statutory aims are in the fields of arts, social welfare, education and science. They aim to create the conditions for change by connecting across borders of all kinds – national, cultural, organisational, disciplinary and social.
James has over a decade’s experience in delivering award-winning public affairs and advocacy campaigns for clients across multiple sectors.
A former councillor and two-time parliamentary candidate for the Conservative Party, James has been involved in the last five general election campaigns. From thought leadership and profile raising to stakeholder engagement, media training and crisis communications, he is well versed across the communications spectrum.
This is supported by an enviable network of media contacts, secured through reporting as a freelance broadcast journalist for the BBC. He has advised clients such as Stonewater Housing Association, Midlands Connect, GEMS Education, Northamptonshire Local Enterprise Partnership, West Midlands Combined Authority, Bovis Homes.
Gareth has over a decade’s experience in advising leading brands on relations with policy-makers in Westminster and Whitehall. Prior to working in public affairs he was a think tank researcher and as such he is the agency lead on developing thought leadership content for clients to underpin profile raising and network building.
As a Labour activist he has advised on Labour London Mayoral selection, Parliamentary and London Assembly campaigns and stood as a local election candidate.
He has broad sectoral experience having advised a range of brands including Starbucks, Google, Infosys, East Midlands Airport, the Business Travel Association, London School of Economics and Keolis UK.
SENIOR ACCOUNT DIRECTOR
David has considerable experience of designing and delivering public affairs and communications programmes across the housing, transport, healthcare, energy, FMCG and infrastructure sectors.
He has an excellent track record of helping clients to build their influence with the Government and Parliament, being an expert in the parliamentary and legislative process, as well as raising the profile of campaigns and asks.
His work has helped clients to achieve changes to legislation including securing government funding for infrastructure projects, exemptions to UK and European legislation and regulations, and reversing harmful policy decisions that would have a detrimental effect on their commercial interests.