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Climate, energy and net-zero

Helping clients navigate risks and opportunities from regulation and the political crosswinds in climate, sustainability and energy policy

Our integrated practice provides expert, strategic and actionable advice to clients on the risks and opportunities from regulation and the political crosswinds in climate, sustainability and energy policy. The team brings together a unique blend of expertise, covering cross-jurisdictional policy and regulatory support, strategic planning, regulatory and policy due diligence, and advocacy strategy tailored to clients ranging from financial institutions to fund managers, and from energy majors to multinational manufacturers as well as technology startups. 
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HOW WE HELP CLIENTS
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Analysis and insight

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Combining deep sectoral knowledge and policy insights drawing on our experience working in the European Commission, UK Government and in the private sector, our team provides regular insight and analysis and offers targeted advocacy strategies to position clients to engage in the policy debate. We produce deep-dive reports and analysis examining political, policy, and regulatory developments, including helping clients embrace public funding opportunities. 

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Regulatory and policy due diligence

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We offer comprehensive policy and regulatory due diligence services that covers investors transactions and portfolio-level advice.  We use our policy and political expertise to help clients better understand how climate, energy and ESG policy is likely to impact an asset’s long-term value. This means leveraging our cross-jurisdictional expertise and global network of contacts to provide crucial commercial advice before significant investment decisions.

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Refining ESG Strategies

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We work with clients to assess the risks and opportunities associated with the rapidly evolving world of ESG policy and to analyse the public and political expectations that drive it. We help firms understand the broader reporting environment, the headline choices that policymaker are faced with, and the liabilities that arise for business as a result of these choices.

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Energy transition strategy

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Focusing on assisting clients to anticipate and adapt to net-zero policy headwinds, including the EU Green Deal policy agenda, the US Inflation Reduction Act and the UK Net Zero policy landscape, we provide strategic advice to understand and engage with the policymaking landscape. Our work includes analysis of public and political expectations, horizon scanning and risk assessment, and developing strategies to harness opportunities in the transition to net-zero.

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Thought leadership

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Building on our insights and analysis, we support our clients in becoming thought leaders in climate, net-zero and/or energy policy. This means supporting and elevating their interactions with international institutions and policymakers and regulators while also helping them develop a differentiated position in their relevant industry. This ranges from drafting op-eds and speeches, through to supporting clients in publishing original research and white papers.

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Engagement, advocacy and convening

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We support clients throughout their engagement with the policymaking process. Our services include tactical support on stakeholder identification, outreach and prioritisation ensuring clients are targeting the right decision-makers, planning strategically to enable timely and impactful policy engagement. This impactful policy engagement frequently covers independent convening through conferences and roundtables, and policy evidence development through primary and secondary research and policy papers and advocacy collateral design.

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The climate, sustainability and energy team are specialists with expertise in energy policy and its commercial implications. Our team leverages experience from government, energy departments, politics, think tanks, international organizations, and business to advise clients at all levels, including C-Suites, boards, and government/public affairs and operational teams.
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