Statement of Basic Principles

  1. BEING TRANSPARENT IN WHAT WE DO

    GC is a policy and strategy consultancy that is committed to operating transparently. We are signatories to and respect all relevant statutory and industry registers.

  2. SUPPORTING DIVERSITY AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES

    GC is committed to equal opportunities, respect and wellbeing for our colleagues, partners, and clients. Our full commitment to diversity can be read here.

  3. ENGAGING WITH PUBLIC POLICY CONSTRUCTIVELY AND ETHICALLY

    GC supports clients who wish to engage in an ethical way with the policymaking process.

  4. WORKING FOR THE LONG-TERM PUBLIC INTEREST

    GC aims to use its expertise across a wide range of policy areas to guide clients towards long-term solutions that generate commercial advantage alongside wider social impacts.

  5. EXERCISING DISCRETION IN WHO WE WORK FOR

    GC seeks to support clients who wish to make a lasting impact and hold the highest standards of corporate governance. Whilst we do not have a proscribed set of clients whom we will not support, as a guide we have recently declined mandates promoting tobacco sales and the liberalisation of gambling services.

  6. SUPPORTING CLIENTS WHO SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES

    GC always encourages its clients to be their own advocates, as we believe that if clients cannot represent themselves, they will not effectively persuade policymakers of their case.

  7. WORKING FOR GOVERNMENTS BUT NOT POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS

    GC occasionally supports government agencies and ministries, but it does not provide political or campaign advice to individual politicians or parties.

  8. SUPPORTING OUR STAFF IN PUBLIC LIFE

    GC encourages our colleagues to contribute to public life through, for example standing for election, contributing to public debates in the media or serving as non-executive directors, these roles should be undertaken in a transparent and open fashion recognising with all relevant regulatory requirements and principles.

  9. ADDRESSING AND RESOLVING CONFLICTS OPENLY

    GC employs some colleagues for whom working with us is part of a portfolio career. In these cases, we expect them to be open about any conflicts of interest and resolve them before issues arise.

  10. APPLYING A CONSISTENT APPROACH ACROSS OUR GLOBAL TEAMS

    GC’s statement of basic principles applies to all of GC’s operations and colleagues worldwide.