In a globalized world, CEOs must take into account the direct effect that regulatory, legislative and judicial decisions will play on the success and often the very survival of their businesses. In the realm of government affairs, timely access to the right information, and nuanced and informed analysis and knowledge of the relevant decision-makers and their processes, are crucial for CEOs to make high-level decisions, mitigate reputational and operational risks, and identify opportunities for growth.
Teneo’s global government affairs offering is a key part of our wider advisory business. We provide strategic counsel to the leaders of large and complex businesses on navigating today's volatile geopolitical landscape. Our team offers a full range of public policy services, including: government relations, strategic communications and positioning, stakeholder identification and engagement, issues management, coalition support, organizational assessments, risk analysis and more.
Timely and detailed knowledge of key stakeholder sentiment on a particular event or topic important to a company enables organizations to evaluate the likelihood of and prepare for any political or regulatory issues that pose reputational and operational risks.
Teneo helps companies gather insights to create a holistic picture of potential challenges or issues. It is critically important for CEOs to create awareness and understanding of the benefit of their company’s involvement among relevant stakeholder groups, identify detractors and potential sources of opposition in key markets, and secure supporters within the various constituencies that have a material impact on their business. We map and engage stakeholders at all levels of government who are most relevant and impactful to our clients’ businesses. From there, we prioritize these stakeholders and develop an engagement strategy complete with effective, tailored messaging, outreach tactics and timing.
To have gravitas and in an industry, it is important for CEOs to grow their voice as leaders and establish their presence in an industry.
We support our CEO clients in an effort to develop their profile as leaders and establish their presence with a variety of key stakeholders, including: elected officials, political candidates, regulators and opinion shapers.
CEOs with a thorough understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of their organization’s current government affairs personnel and structure enables better allocation of resources to deal with the most pressing policy issues facing a company.
Teneo’s experts objectively assess the talent and impact of both in-house and external government affairs personnel and other senior leadership within the organization on national, state and local policy priorities. This includes analyzing the structure and culture of the current team and how this team supports the broader business objectives of the company, as well providing detailed recommendations on relevant coalitions, trade groups and other third-party resources, lobbying and political campaign expenditures and more.
Douglas J. Band
President, Teneo Holdings
President, Teneo Strategy
Senior Managing Director
Co-President, Teneo Intelligence
The Right Honourable Brian Mulroney, P.C.
Senior Advisor, Teneo
Managing Director, Brazil
Principal, Public Affairs, Teneo Blue Rubicon
Sir Craig Oliver
Senior Managing Director, Teneo Blue Rubicon