Laura is Associate Director at the PR company freuds advising clients on purpose and social impact projects. Prior to freuds she was Special Adviser to the UK Defence Secretary and Secretary of State for International Development. In government, she helped put the environment and climate change at the heart of the aid budget. She is also a strong advocate of the role that the private sector can play in sustainable development, including through ESG, corporate social responsibility and purpose-led strategies. Laura sits on the Advisory Council for the Coalition for Global Prosperity and frequently appears in the media as a political commentator.