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Business Diplomacy

Just as governments use diplomats to understand and negotiate through political turmoil and regulatory and legislative challenges, businesses also use the "tools of diplomacy" to plan for fast-moving events.

With a wide range of contacts and international experience, APCO Worldwide operates every day at the intersection of business, government and media. We provide strategic counsel to companies seeking to navigate the political risks and challenges of doing business in the complex global environment.

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Brad Staples

Our expertise includes:

  • ally development
  • reputation management
  • economic policy
  • sustainable business operations and practices
  • international corporate responsibility
  • coalition building
  • government relations

The APCO team works with clients to develop proactive strategies to position them to succeed in even the most turbulent and seemingly impenetrable environments. Careful planning and a disciplined approach to ally development empower businesses to be prepared for political changes, such as elections, economic reform, tax reform and coups, rather than be overwhelmed by them. Investing in sound business diplomacy can help build the support needed to avoid costly commercial disruptions, reversal and losses, and can contribute to a healthy return on investment and business stability.

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