Multilateral Institutions

Optimise opportunities for partnership and impact in the multilateral space

How can organisations leverage the multilateral system to advance their objectives as international aid declines and governments turn inwards? How to undertake effective partnership diligence in different contexts? How best to navigate multi-stakeholder environments? 

Our advisors help organizations, including foundations and philanthropies, scale their efforts from local or national to regional or global, and to diversify partnership strategies to advance their impact in this rapidly evolving landscape.

"Appetite for multilateral cooperation and leadership on interconnected challenges such as climate action, gender equality, poverty eradication and pandemic preparedness and response has never been greater.”

Laila Manji

Laila Manji

Partner

Laila heads our Foundations Practice and contributes to client engagements across the firm. She has a background in security, humanitarian and peacebuilding issues, having spent more than a decade working in the United Nations system.

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Laila Manji

Partner

Laila heads our Foundations Practice and contributes to client engagements across the firm. She has a background in security, humanitarian and peacebuilding issues, having spent more than a decade working in the United Nations system.

Emily Haber

Advisory Board Member

Emily served as German Ambassador to the United States from 2018 to 2023. Prior, she was deployed to the Federal Ministry of the Interior, serving as State Secretary overseeing security and migration at the height of the refugee crisis in Europe.

Poul Skytte Christoffersen

Senior Advisor

Poul advises clients on EU policy, drawing on a long career in Danish diplomatic service. He was chief negotiator for the European Council and a senior advisor at European Policy Centre.

Uwe Corsepius

Senior Advisor

Uwe served at the highest levels in German and EU government. He was previously head of department for European policy in the German Federal Chancellery and spent four years as secretary general of the Council of the European Union.

Shannon O’Neil

Managing Director

Shannon leads our advisory practice on global trade and industrial policy, and advises our clients on political and economic issues impacting markets in Latin America. She is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Victor Casanova Abos

Director

Victor leads our multilateral practice. He was previously a policy analyst at Security Council Report and worked at the Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery at the UN Development Programme.

Noah Feldman

Senior Advisor

Noah is the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, where he is also chair of the Society of Fellows. He specializes in US constitutional studies, with a particular emphasis on the relationship between law and religion, free speech, constitutional design and the history of legal theory.

Elhadj As Sy

Advisory Board Member

As focuses on global public health. He is co-chair of the WHO/World Bank Global Pandemic Preparedness Monitoring Board. He was previously the secretary-general of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

Ralph Zacklin

Senior Advisor

Ralph is the former UN assistant secretary general for legal affairs and has worked as an international lawyer at the UN for almost three decades.

Our Impact | Multilateral Institutions

Advising philanthropies and non-profit organizations on complex multilateral dynamics and opportunities

Even as prospects for international cooperations become more limited, topics such as sustainable development, global health, poverty eradication and climate action require multilateral engagement. We help our clients assess the multilateral landscape, navigate the risks of fragmentation and build effective strategies for partnership and impact.

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