A Conversation With Alex Burnett
Alex Burnett spent 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. He worked closely with the Executive Committee on strategy, engagement and communications in response to climate change and priority ESG themes. Alex was previously at Toyota Europe, where he advised on communications and government relations in relation ESG issues. He began his career as parliamentary researcher to former Prime Minister, David Cameron. Alex is a Director at The One Foundation, supporting sustainable water and sanitation services in some of the world’s poorest communities.
Now a Partner in Brunswick’s London office, Alex advises clients internationally, across sectors, on ESG strategy and communications. In addition to his current work with real estate companies, Alex sat down with Brunswick Director Cressida Curtis to discuss the ongoing transition to net zero in the real estate sector, what it means for property companies, and the opportunities inherent to purpose-led action. Cressida has spent two decades working in the property sector, most recently leading sustainability, public affairs and corporate communications for British Land plc.