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Instinctif Partners appoints Malcolm Powers to bolster Navigating Labour Hub and ESG offer

Instinctif Partners appoints Malcolm Powers to bolster Navigating Labour Hub and ESG offer

Instinctif Partners has appointed former Labour Party Regional Director, Malcolm Powers as an adviser with a focus on advising clients on navigating ESG issues and the Labour Party.

Malcolm was Labour’s Regional Director for the Southeast for ten years before working in the General Secretary’s team heading up the Party’s governance review. During his nearly two decades with the Labour Party Malcolm has worked with senior politicians in Westminster both in government and opposition. He has an in-depth understanding of the Labour Party’s internal structures and processes.

Today, he works with climate NGOs, local government networks and MPs providing policy analysis and communications advice on climate and sustainability issues.

His appointment further strengthens Instinctif’s Navigating Labour Hub, which is helping clients across multiple sectors to understand the policy direction of Labour and support pro-active engagement as the party seeks business views on policy. Malcolm will also support the future growth and development of Instinctif’s ESG offer, advising and guiding clients on how the ESG landscape will change under Labour and how to engage with the party’s thinking in this space.

Malcolm will be working alongside Instinctif senior advisers Tom Harris, John Howarth and Rt Hon David Gauke to provide clients with political advisory services as part of Instinctif’s strategic communication offer.

Kelly Edwards, Managing Partner at Instinctif Partners and Navigating Labour Hub lead said: “With a general election on the horizon, Malcolm is brilliantly placed to help client navigate Labour policy making with a special focus on sustainability and net zero. He’s a perfect fit for our Navigating Labour Hub and we’re truly excited to have him on board.”

Helen Dodd, Head of Reinventing Responsibility said: “When it comes to ESG we do expect Labour to take a different approach, particularly when it comes to using the ‘carrot’ of public procurement contract design to deliver greater social and environmental benefits. We may also see further strengthening of reporting standards and more action to prevent environmental harms and human rights abuses in supply chains.”

Malcolm Powers commented: “We’re well on our way to a general election so it’s a great time to be joining Instinctif as a Labour adviser. In the coming months, and beyond the election, businesses have an opportunity to engage in the formulation of policy and share their expertise. In particular, this presents an opportunity to show that business can be a key part of the solution to environmental and social challenges. Engaging in constructive conversations now will pay dividends later, which is why I’m looking forward to supporting Instinctif’s Navigating Labour proposition over the coming months.”

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