NOT UNIVERSALLY POPULAR? WE HELP YOU IMPLEMENT YOUR PROJECT
Big projects trigger big controversy – whether a gas pipeline, nuclear power plant, port enlargement, railroad, airport, or wind farm. More often than not, the reason for project failure is related to politics, stakeholder management or public acceptance. As project developer you must manage interest groups and decision-makers – at grass-roots level, in government, EU and international institutions. You are guaranteed to face political opponents, critical media, and skilful campaigners. We identify your challenges and equip you with the right strategies, tools and activities.
COMMUNICATION WITH AN IMPACT
Project communication is very different from normal corporate communication: all activities must directly contribute to project implementation. Anything else is a distraction. But which activities are the right ones? We understand that your project is driven by engineering and construction schedules, licensing procedures, impact assessments, stakeholder consultations, financing decisions, political approvals, regulation. Skilful communication is indispensable for avoiding problems before they emerge.
Our team members have successful experience from some of the most difficult communication challenges in the EU, Russia and emerging economies. We have experience with political relations for multi-country pipelines; project communication for large power stations; stakeholder relations for new-build nuclear plants; lobbying in the European Parliament and the EU Commission; working for intergovernmental organisations; and many other areas. Our experience is accumulated through managing real projects in a variety of operational environments.
RISK AUDIT FOR LENDERS
Are you investing in energy and infrastructure? Engineering-driven organisations frequently fail to identify accountabilities and challenges from politics and society. We review and analyse your client’s preparedness and recommend mitigation where needed. This is part of any responsible due diligence.