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Ben
Bassett

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Ben Bassett

Ben is an Associate in the Washington, DC office. He previously worked at a DC-based consulting firm where his work revolved around research, communications, and government relations for a broad portfolio of clients, including government, technology, art, media, and logistics.

At Global Counsel, Ben works with corporate and investor clients across a range of US policy issues. 

Recent examples of his work include: 

  • Providing political and policy analysis to private equity investors considering assets in the financial services, manufacturing, healthcare, and education sectors. 
  • Supporting international corporates understand their exposure to US policy and regulatory developments.  
  • Developing content breaking down recent US policy development and their implications on industry. 

Latest Insights by Ben Bassett

General Politics

Republican wins in state elections move US policy to the right, imperil reconciliation bill

General Politics

The November 2nd US election results represented a wake-up call to President Joe Biden and other Democratic leaders, and will push near-term policy in Congress toward the moderate end of the spectrum. Tuesday’s gubernatorial races were the most impactful. In Virginia, Republican newcomer Glenn Youngkin defeated Democrat Terry McAuliffe by a two-point margin in a state in…

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Will regulators use DWS to send a message about overexaggerated ESG claims?

Sustainability

The increase in sustainable fund flows in recent years has rapidly outpaced ESG regulation. Trillions of dollars are now held in products which are marketed as integrating environmental, social and governance issues into their investment process. At the end of the second quarter in 2021, assets held by sustainable funds reached $2.25 trillion, more than tripling since…

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For Biden’s climate plans, now the hard work begins

Sustainability

For those who questioned the sincerity of President Joe Biden’s rhetoric around addressing climate change, his first few weeks in office has likely cast those doubts aside. Biden has signed more executive orders (over 50 as of this writing) than any president before him. The most prominent ones include re-joining the Paris Agreement and revoking the permit for the…

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