Prosek Partners launches an investor relations environmental, social and governance advisory services offering in partnership with strategic sustainable finance consultancy Blue Dot Capital. Prosek acquired a stake in Blue Dot in 2021. The offering, which targets public and late-stage companies, will be led within Prosek by Alex Jorgensen and Alex Straus. Jorgensen worked with Temasek Management Services, Stewardship Asia Centre, the Singapore Exchange and the Monetary Authority of Singapore to develop the inaugural stewardship code for institutional investors in the market in 2014. Straus was foundational in developing an ESG offering at Real Chemistry prior to joining Prosek in 2021. Blue Dot's work on the offering will be led by director Chris Miller. "This new offering from Prosek and Blue Dot combines best-in-class counsel from the lenses of IR and ESG to help clients align ESG policies and programs to investor priorities and create ESG narratives that resonate with the investment community," said Jorgensen.
BHM Research & Intelligence is expanding the scope of its annual report on Nigeria's public relations and communications sector to cover all of Africa, adding 53 countries. The company says this will be the first report catering exclusively to the PR and communications industry in Africa. The report is being compiled in partnership with organizations including the Public Relations and Communications Association, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, CIPR International and Africa Communications Week, with other partners to be announced. BHM cites a report from the Economist that predicts Africa's total population will reach nearly 2.5 billion by 2050, with the world's largest under-25 workforce. "We hope the Africa PR and Communications report will quickly become the authoritative voice in the industry, providing insights, data, and useful information for those working here, as well as everyone outside looking in," said BHM founder Ayeni Adekunle.
George P. Johnson, events company, acquires German-based boutique design and experience design studio The Sane Company. The acquisition is intended to show the strength of GPJ's commitment to the German and European markets while also doubling down on the firm's expansion. The firms have previously worked together on accounts, projects and pitches for clients including Bosch, MINI and Porsche. Founded in 2015, The Sane Company specializes in areas including event and exhibition design, architectural planning, motion design and storytelling. "Welcoming the immensely talented group from The Sane Company into GPJ's global network of creative minds and studios will allow us to deliver on even more creativity and strategy when planning events in Germany, Europe and beyond," said GPK chief executive officer Chris Meyer.