Edelman Global Advisory Announces Its Climate Policy Offering

November 22, 2022 – WASHINGTON D.C. – Edelman Global Advisory (EGA) announced the launch of its new EGA Climate Policy offering. The offering comes on the heels of the UN COP27 climate conference, and will help clients mitigate risks, pursue emerging opportunities and successfully navigate a rapidly changing climate policy landscape.

Climate change poses enormous challenges to the private and public sectors. The imperative to de-risk the planet will lead to numerous new policies and regulatory frameworks. De-risking the future of countries and businesses by staying ahead of the curve will open up new opportunities.

“The climate policy landscape is shifting rapidly,” said EGA Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer, Deborah Lehr. “But there is no longer any question that the world is moving in the direction of a low-carbon future. The EGA Climate Policy team is uniquely suited to help clients navigate this evolving landscape and take advantage of the opportunities that will come from the transition to a clean-energy economy.”

The EGA Climate Policy team offers deep expertise on climate change’s political and regulatory aspects. The team includes individuals with senior-level experience in government, multilateral organizations, NGOs, communications and government relations, and will be led by Nikolaus Schultze, a long-standing authority on the intersection of climate, conservation, and finance.

“The formation of the Climate Policy team is well-timed, as companies around the world are trying to navigate a maze of new rules, regulations and risks,” said EGA Climate Policy Chair, Nikolaus Schultze. “The team will help to de-risk climate for our clients while satisfying the growing demand for trusted advice and analysis in the climate space.”

The EGA Climate Policy team will help clients navigate a complex set of challenges, including:

  • Understanding the latest climate policy developments at global, regional, and national levels
  • New market access and entry to commercialize climate solutions
  • Risk mitigation and identification of green financing sources
  • Compliance preparedness and reporting
  • Development of integrated campaigns to raise awareness with important stakeholders

The EGA Climate Policy offering is based out of Paris, France with locations in the United States, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East/Africa. 

About the EGA Climate Policy Team 

Nikolaus Schultze, EGA Climate Policy Chair  

Nikolaus Schultze serves as EGA Climate Policy Chair. He is a long-standing authority on the multi-faceted climate and sustainability issues facing corporations today. Prior to joining EGA, Schultze was a key member of Conservation International’s leadership team, serving as Vice President for European Partnerships. Previously, Schultze served as Global Policy Director for the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) where he oversaw the transformation of his department, redirecting focus to key knowledge hubs and better developing a robust strategy for global business members. 

Mohammed Hussein, President EGA UK 

Mohammed Hussein serves as the President of EGA UK. Prior to joining EGA, he advised the Secretary of State for Defence and military personnel in Afghanistan, and was Special Adviser to the Rt Hon Amber Rudd MP, providing political and policy support to her both as Home Secretary and Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change. Hussein also spent four years in Prime Minister David Cameron's communications team at 10 Downing Street, where he was Chief Press Officer for Economy and Industry.  

Gracie Sun, Vice Chair and Managing Director, EGA APAC 

Gracie Sun serves as Vice Chair and Managing Director for EGA APAC. She previously served as President for China of Basilinna, and is a senior advisor at the Paulson Institute, where she helps lead the institute’s green finance initiatives. Earlier in her career, she was Managing Director for China with Albright Stonebridge Group. 

Dariusz Dybka, Senior Vice President, EGA Brussels 

Dariusz Dybka serves as Senior Vice President, where he works across Edelman teams on the sustainability agenda.​ Previously he served as a climate attaché in the Permanent Representation of Poland to the EU and worked as a climate negotiator and legal expert to the UNFCCC process through Cancun, Durban and Marrakech climate talks.  

Vasudevan Rangarajan, SVP, EGA India 

Vasudevan Rangarajan serves as Senior Vice President, Head of India. Rangarajan leads the Corporate Reputation practice out of New Delhi, India. He has over sixteen years of experience in diverse sectors including public affairs, journalism, finance and technology. ​ 

Andy Morimoto, Director, Climate Policy 

Andy Morimoto serves as Director, Climate Policy. He previously was the Director of Research at the Paulson Institute and a Policy Fellow at the Institute’s Green Finance Center, where he focused on green finance, climate policy and U.S.-China relations. He supported the chairman, former Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr., with a variety of special projects and activities.  

Yousra Abdehameed, Director, EGA Global 

Yousra Abdehameed serves as Director for Business Development and the MENA region. ​Previously, Abdehameed served as Director for the Middle East and North Africa for Basilinna, where she worked with Fortune 500 clients from different sectors – including finance, tech, climate, and hospitality – on market entry and expansion, government affairs, crisis and risk management, and strategic development. ​ 

Supported by: 

  • Agnieszka Zimoch, Senior Account Executive, EGA Brussels 

  • Max Haskell, Analyst, EGA North America  

  • Amedeo ​Missir Di Lusignano, Analyst, EGA Brussels  

About Edelman Global Advisory

Edelman Global Advisory (EGA) is a boutique firm providing business, government and advisory services to navigate today’s changing geopolitical and economic landscape. Based in Washington, D.C., EGA has deep expertise on the ground in the U.S. and Canada, APAC, MENA, Europe, Latin America and India. EGA’s team members work seamlessly with Edelman’s other 6,000+ world-class communications professionals to deliver truly integrated client services.