Kevin Soady Jun 09 2021

Munich Security Index 2021

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Meghan Sheehan Sustainability & ESG Jul 09 2021

Net Zero: From Reputational Liability to Reputational Asset

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Eleanor Cavill Mai 28 2021

Episode 11: Digital (Dis)trust

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The ninth iteration of Kekst CNC’s international tracking survey reveals a step-change in attitudes towards coronavirus, with more people saying governments should now prioritise protecting their economies, even at the expense of limiting the spread of the virus.

In an era defined by geopolitical competition and mounting global threats that can only be addressed in cooperation, it is important to assess and compare how people in different parts of the world view some of the most critical global security risks. To this end, the Munich Security Conference (MSC) and Kekst CNC together have built a new dataset on global risk perceptions: the Munich Security Index. Based on a survey conducted among 12,000 people globally, it provides an in-depth view of how G7 and BRICS nations view risk in 2021.

The eighth Kekst CNC international tracking survey shows surprising responses when it comes to the public’s confidence in their country’s economic situation, uptakes in vaccine roll-outs and the reputation of Governments and large businesses. This study shows that countries with strong vaccine rollouts have seen higher public confidence and an overall positive perception of government and business performance, particularly so in the UK and U.S.


Purpose, Nachhaltigkeit und ESG

Sustainability and the supply chain have been under the magnifying glass for some time now: Witness the fashion and textile industries where the 2013 collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, killed more than 1,100 workers at five garment factories.

Change Kommunikation

In unserer Interview-Serie „Kekst CNC trifft…“ sprechen Kolleginnen und Kollegen von Kekst CNC mit führenden Köpfen aus Politik, Wirtschaft und den Medien über aktuelle Themen rund um die strategische Kommunikation.


In unserer Interview-Serie „Kekst CNC trifft…“ sprechen Kolleginnen und Kollegen von Kekst CNC mit führenden Köpfen aus Politik, Wirtschaft und den Medien über aktuelle Themen rund um die strategische Kommunikation.


In our 11th Global Thinking podcast episode, guests Simon Pfeiffer and Randolf Carr, Policy Advisors at the Munich Security Conference and Kekst CNC’s James Johnson discuss the findings of a recent European survey conducted by Kekst CNC on behalf of the Munich Security Conference on digital (dis)trust. The research finds that Europeans are deeply concerned about their security online and worry that their countries are too dependent on foreign suppliers of digital technologies. Tune into this episode to learn more about the research findings and implications for businesses, governments and regulators.

Broadcast content in the Middle East is heavily regulated, regularly censored and has been quite stagnant for a while. The arrival of the podcast boom to the region has given a voice to content creators who are looking for new ways to express themselves. In our latest podcast episode, host Maram El Hendy, Senior Associate at Kekst CNC and Co-host of the podcast DXBabies, speaks with Leila Hamadeh from Finyal Media and Ramsey George from Sowt, who discuss the huge potential for diverse and cultural growth in the Middle East’s podcast space as barriers get broken down around taboo topics.

In our 9th Global Thinking podcast episode, host Eleanor Cavill is joined by colleagues from Kekst CNC’s German offices, Victoria Jodl and Dr. Jana Edelmann, for a quick chat about the rapid rise of Clubhouse in the German market, as well as the platform’s future potential. Is the audio-only social platform a trend that is here to stay?



München, 19. Oktober 2021 – Die klare Mehrheit der Deutschen will laut einer repräsentativen Umfrage unbedingt weitere einschneidende Corona-Maßnahmen vermeiden, selbst im Falle einer weiteren Welle, die das Gesundheitssystem überlasten könnte. „Wir wollen unser Leben zurück“ – das ist nach mehr als anderthalb Jahren Corona-bedingter Einschränkungen die zusammengefasste Aussage der deutschen Bevölkerung in der neunten internationalen COVID-19-Umfrage der strategischen Kommunikationsberatung Kekst CNC.

The 9th wave of the Kekst CNC tracker is revealed an uncertain British public that is increasingly focused on the UK’s uncertain economic future. Britain has seen a jump in the proportion of the public wanting to prioritise protecting the economy over limiting the spread of the coronavirus.


München / Berlin / Frankfurt, 24. September 2021 – Kekst CNC, eine der führenden internationalen Beratungen für strategische Kommunikation, verstärkt ihr Führungsteam und holt mit Thomas Möller (45) einen international erfahrenen und profilierten Kommunikationschef an Bord. Möller kommt vom im DAX 40 gelisteten Familienunternehmen Merck und wechselt zum 1. März 2022 als neuer Partner in das Frankfurter Büro von Kekst CNC.


“The Continuing Storm: Global Threats in the Wake of a Worldwide Pandemic” a Kekst CNC and CMi Forum webinar, chaired by security experts Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger, Chairman of the Munich Security Conference and former German Ambassador to the U.S. and the UK, and Tom Hurd, Director General of the UK´s Office for Security and Counter Terrorism, was a must-attend for all those interested in global dynamics. The discussion was informed by Kekst CNC research, which provided an analysis of global threats as viewed by the public in six countries.

What impact has COVID-19 had on ESG? Has it become more important or less? Have priorities of investors – and the public – shifted? Is climate protection still ‘number one’? And how are leading businesses in this space changing their ESG policies and priorities?

Shareholder activism has surged in Japan over the past few years. In addition to the increasing number of activist campaigns, a record 65 Japanese companies received shareholder proposals during this year’s AGM season. This is reflective of the government’s corporate governance reform, such as the introduction and revision of the stewardship code and corporate governance code serving as a tailwind.