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Year: 2020

  • Don’t wait for a crisis to happen before getting your house in order: the key to effective crisis response is effective planning

    February 26, 2020

    There are generally three types of reputational crises which businesses face – a crisis of circumstance, competency or culture. Whilst by their nature no crisis is easy to deal with, arguably the crisis of culture –defined as inappropriate behaviours in (and out of) the workplace or ethical lapses– can be the most challenging to handle, with often the most senior person in the business, and at times whole leadership teams, finding themselves under intense pressure...

  • Brexit Day: What next? Views from across our network

    January 31, 2020

    The view from London Boris Johnson’s election victory changed everything. But uncertainty for business remains. On 12 December 2019, Brexit went from parliamentary standoff to executive-led inevitability. Johnson has a clear mandate to “Get Brexit Done”, and for a short moment, there has been a semblance of clarity about Britain’s future. Today brings that moment to an end. From a British point of view, the path forward is no longer a domestic dispute. The Prime...

  • Davos Digest 2020: Issue Four

    January 24, 2020

    Finally, it's over! Is it us or is it just exhausting watching the endless proclamations from companies that really should have done a lot more, a lot sooner? Oh. To be fair, this year has been a welcome relief from the empty promises of yesteryear. Finally, there is something to get our teeth into. Yes, we had slightly gimmicky gestures as a group of young activists were invited to the hallowed slopes but we also...

  • Davos Digest 2020: Issue Three

    January 24, 2020

    Look at the colleague sitting next to you, and rate how important they are on a scale of one to seven. Then tell them. Awkward, right? Well, yesterday we learned that WEF organisers secretly categorise their elite delegates numerically from one to seven based on their “position level.” To be a ‘one’, think top executive or head of state. Two? Senior executive or prime minister. Feel then for poor Ivanka Trump who was apparently a...

  • Davos Digest 2020: Issue Two

    January 23, 2020

    On Wednesday the rich, the powerful, and thought leaders young and old woke up to another glorious day in Switzerland packed full of more photo ops, backroom backslapping and heated debates on the key topics of the day. President Trump continued to steal the spotlight on WEF day 2, using the global stage to lambast his domestic political opponents – referring to his impeachment trial as a hoax. He also couldn’t escape the Swiss ski...

  • Davos Digest 2020: Issue One

    January 22, 2020

    Welcome to day one of FleishmanHillard’s Davos Digest 2020. The World Economic Forum 2020 is upon us, and once again the quiet Swiss ski resort of Davos is engulfed in a perfect storm of political intrigue, corporate PR announcements, and incongruous A-list celebrities – same story, different year, right? Wrong: tensions in the Middle East are at an all-time high, wildfires continue to overwhelm large parts of Australia, China is dealing with a slowing economy...

  • Rocking the boat – how can corporates lead with impact on ESG?

    January 15, 2020

    This week, Blackrock sent out a warning shot to CEOs around the globe who have been slow to act on sustainability issues, announcing it will double the number of sustainability-focused exchange traded (ETF) funds it offers to 150 and has vowed to cut companies that derive a quarter or more of their revenues from thermal coal from its portfolios. While Larry Fink’s annual letter to CEOs has become a staple in the pre-Davos calendar, this...