We work for causes we believe in, with the potential to be transformed by better communication.
We offer a range of services, from press office cover and media relations, to report editing, recruitment advice and mentoring, media training, speech- and op-ed writing, social media planning, and general word-smithing. We can work in-house or out, and will always tailor our offer to suit your needs.
We're omnivorous when it comes to subject matter and meticulous about detail, but most often find ourselves working 'macro' questions of climate change, human rights, conflict, and economic development. We feel privileged and excited to help our clients to communicate the issues they're tackling and articulate the solutions that are so urgently needed.
We think every communications activity – big or small – should be rooted in strategy. We work diligently, intelligently and efficiently. We will always defend clarity of expression and interrogate the purpose of a piece of communication. We listen, learn, reflect and help to transform.
Climate change is perhaps the greatest threat facing humankind. It is also an opportunity: for change, a new way of thinking, a clean energy revolution. We work with experts on climate change and sustainability to help convey the urgency of action, but also the potential upsides of the time we find ourselves in.
Preserving the world’s precious natural resources for future generations, ensuring global warming does not further exacerbate poverty and inequality, and heeding the warnings the planet is sending, are critical actions for our political and corporate leaders to take.
How do you end poverty? Is this even a rational aspiration? What’s the best sort of aid, and how should you give it? Does charity begin at home, or should we focus exclusively on the greatest need, wherever that is? And to what extent is trade the answer to Africa’s underdevelopment?
We want to help organisations answer these questions, and inspire politicians and individuals to work together to promote inclusive development, which also protects the planet. We help make wonky policy and economic research accessible, without oversimplifying or dumbing down.
In Sudan, Syria, Iraq, Zimbabwe, Burma, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and many other countries around the world, the lives of innocent civilians are being blighted by conflict and instability. We work with some of the bravest and most hopeful organisations and individuals around the world to make the case for peace, and for the protection of people caught up in wars not of their making.
We tell human stories, while keeping an unflinching eye on the politics and policies behind the abuses, and work with you to advocate for change.
With the advent of big data, the transparency movement is coming of age. Without a background in hacking or programming, we can still see the power of information to change the world, and we work with those who, like Louis Brandeis, believe “sunlight is … the best of disinfectants”.
We work with fearless and tenacious advocates to redress imbalances of power via forensic investigation and innovative campaigning. We help those without a voice get heard, with a view to improving governance, increasing corporate transparency, and changing the rules so they benefit the many not the few.