KHG partners with senior leaders from across the public and private sectors as they strive to create global partnerships, transform their social responsibility platforms and implement bold and innovative programs for international development. We facilitate collaboration at the highest levels of government, business, and the non-profit, academic and faith communities. KHG has managed several projects that leverage diverse stakeholder involvement to better harness the full social and economic benefits from public-private partnerships.
The KHG team possesses decades of hands-on experience within and outside of government on a range of public policy and commercial issues. The team works with our clients to analyze policy developments in the United States and abroad to help them better understand the implications of these policies to their operations and missions, and to shape the development of these policies.
We specialize in a wide-range of policy issue areas, including: International Development and Global Health; International Trade and Investment; Energy and Environment; Global Supply Chains and Customs; International Regulatory and Business Issues; Defense and National Security; Homeland Security; and Domestic Health.
Federal Government Advocacy: KHG advocates for our clients’ public policy agendas before the U.S. Congress and the Executive branch through direct lobbying activities and engagement. KHG works to positively shape legislation, government policies and regulations through education, relationship building and advocacy efforts. KHG also possesses significant experience successfully helping clients navigate government contracting processes across the interagency of departments and agencies.
Our experienced and talented team of government affairs professionals advises our clients on how best to navigate and understand the ever-changing political and policy dynamics at the federal, state and local levels. The KHG team works diligently and creatively to best position our clients to achieve their public policy and business objectives.
Grassroots and Grasstops Advocacy: KHG develops and manages networks of influential constituent organizations and individuals to advance client interests before elected officials. We have a successful track record of building and leveraging grassroots and grasstops networks in support of client advocacy campaigns.
Over the last fifteen years, we have developed a high-level, national network of trusted relationships with key grasstops leaders from various constituent communities. In approximately two-dozen targeted cities and states, we have developed close relationships with leaders in the state and local governments, the faith community, the business and academic communities, within leading non-profits and foundations, as well as other foreign policy thought leaders.
International Advocacy: KHG also represents clients before senior foreign government officials in Europe, Africa, Latin America and Asia. KHG engages extensively with the leaders of international organizations such as the European Commission, World Bank Group, World Trade Organization, multilateral development banks, NATO, the United Nations and others. KHG develops strategic outreach and advocacy plans for businesses and organizations seeking solutions in foreign markets.
Frontier Market Commercial Advisory Services
The drive for growth and access to new markets is rapidly steering companies towards emerging economies across Africa and other rapidly developing regions. The complexity of managing business, political, social and security risks in these fast-growing markets creates a unique set of challenges for companies to achieve sustainable profitability. Jones Group International and KHG, through our joint platform, are optimally positioned to assist companies in overcoming the full range of challenges and seizing the opportunities they face in emerging countries.
Government and Commercial Advocacy: Leveraging deep global relationships and networks to advance commercial investments and operations through strategic partnerships and advocacy.
U.S. Government: We assist clients in building partnerships and utilizing a host of grant, finance, commercial advocacy, diplomacy, national security and risk mitigation tools across the U.S. Government in order to maximize profit potential and minimize economic and political risk in emerging markets. We maintain leadership level relationships at the following government departments and agencies: White House, National Security Council, Department of Commerce, Department of State, Department of Defense, Department of Treasury, Office of the United States Trade Representative, Export-Import Bank, Overseas Private Investment Corporation. U.S. Trade and Development Agency, U.S. Agency for International Development, Millennium Challenge Corporation and the U.S. Congress.
Frontier Market Governments and Regional Organizations: Our team maintains long-standing relationships with government leaders across the African continent and other developing regions, including heads of state, senior ministers, and the leaders of regional and continental organizations (e.g. AU, African Development Bank, ECOWAS, SADC, COMESA, AFRICOM, and others).
International Organizations and Donor Agencies: We advance our clients’ interests in frontier markets through advocacy and partnerships with leading international organizations, such as the United Nations system, World Bank Group, OECD, the World Trade Organization, and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
International Business Organizations: General Jim Jones serves as Chair of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Africa Business Initiative, and our team maintains high-level relationships with the International Chamber of Commerce, U.S. Council on International Business, and the full range of regional and sectoral business organizations active in frontier markets.
Financing and Political Risk Mitigation: Expedited access to key financing and risk mitigation tools from commercial investment funds, foundations, development finance institutions, development agencies and local governments.
Market Entry and Investment Expansion: In-country, deep-dive market assessments and execution strategies, management of host government relations, trade and investment agreement assessments, and facilitation of local partnerships.
Policy Research: Economic analysis, value chain assessments, regulatory and business environment surveys, trade and investment policy analysis, feasibility studies, local supply chain development to improve supply chain efficiency analysis, and partnership development opportunity assessment.
Social Responsibility Initiatives and Brand Management: Conceptualization, development and promotion of transformative partnerships and trendsetting social responsibility initiatives.
Security Risk Management: Expertise and relationship network for managing and protecting business operations in complex and unstable commercial environments that present security risks to company team members and operations.