'We may have to part ways': PR giant Edelman considers breaking ties with climate-laggard clients

The CEO of the world’s largest public relations (PR) firm, Edelman, has conceded the company “may have to part ways” with some climate-laggard clients in future, following a major review of whether its client roster is compatible with its new sustainability strategy.

In a blog post on the company’s website on Friday, Richard Edelman confirmed the PR giant’s priority over the coming months would be to engage with its most polluting clients on climate issues.

It follows increasing scrutiny of Edelman’s client roster in recent months, with various media reports and campaigners highlighting the PR giant’s ongoing and highly lucrative work with fossil fuel companies.

“We want to have a seat at the table with companies seeking change and to help them solve problems more powerfully through trusted communications,” Edelman wrote in the blog post. “This includes rescoping our work to enable us to be in-line with our principles and

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