Brunswick further strengthens its global Business & Society practice and climate change capabilities.
Brunswick Group, the world’s leading critical issues firm, today announced that Alex Burnett will join as a Partner in London on September 10, with a particular focus on climate.
Alex joins Brunswick after 13 years at Shell, where he designed and oversaw the implementation of Powering Progress, Shell’s first purpose-led company strategy and associated communications plan, designed to accelerate the transition of the business to net-zero.
He held various other senior communications roles at Shell, including leading the Corporate Communications and Reputation Team and advising the Executive Committee on strategy, engagement and communications in response to priority ESG themes. Previously, Alex was Senior Advisor, Communications and Public Affairs at Toyota Europe.
Alex joins Brunswick’s Business & Society practice group, which advises many of the world’s leading organizations on issues related to climate change and other critical societal issues.
Neal Wolin, Chief Executive Officer, said: “I am delighted that Alex is joining our growing Business & Society team. Climate change is a priority issue for boards and executive teams globally. Alex joins our team of experts advising companies worldwide on these issues. His deep understanding of the opportunities and challenges facing organizations in the transition to net-zero will be extremely valuable to our clients.”
On joining Brunswick, Alex Burnett said: “More than ever, companies across all sectors are expected to demonstrate social value alongside financial value. Climate change has risen to the top of the global agenda and I am thrilled to join a firm that advises so many organizations on these important issues. Brunswick houses exceptional expertise on climate and wider societal issues and I look forward to joining the team and bringing my experience to bear for clients.”
About Alex Burnett
Alex joins Brunswick after 13 years at Shell, where he designed and oversaw the implementation of Powering Progress, Shell’s first purpose-led group strategy and associated communications plan, designed to accelerate the transition of the business to net-zero. While at Shell, Alex held various other senior communications roles across the company’s Upstream, Downstream, Integrated Gas and Renewables businesses, and worked closely with the Executive Committee on strategy, engagement and communications in response to climate change and priority ESG themes.
Previously, Alex was Senior Advisor, Communications and Public Affairs at Toyota Europe, where he delivered communications and public affairs campaigns to position Toyota as the environmental leader in the automotive sector. Before that, Alex advised a range of clients as a consultant at communications and public affairs agency Luther Pendragon. Alex began his career as a parliamentary researcher to former UK Prime Minister, David Cameron.
Alex is a Director of The One Foundation, supporting sustainable water and sanitation services in some of the world’s poorest communities. Alex received a B.A. in Social Policy from Durham University and has participated in the Leading Sustainable Corporations Programme at Said Business School, University of Oxford.
About Brunswick Group
Brunswick is a strategic advisory firm focused on critical issues and critical stakeholders. Our purpose is to help our clients play their role in the world successfully. We advise on critical issues and critical stakeholders at the center of business, politics and society, and help our clients – the leaders of large, complex organizations – understand and navigate these interconnected worlds. Brunswick is one firm globally, operating as a single profit center. This allows us to respond seamlessly and effectively to clients’ needs wherever they are in the world.
For more information, visit: www.brunswickgroup.com.
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