Public Policy Research. Political Consultancy. Communications.

Culmer Raphael is a research, public affairs and communications consultancy with a presence in London and Brussels and a network of associates across Europe. We have worked for businesses, political parties, NGOs, trade associations and philanthropic foundations on both UK and EU public policy issues and have particular expertise in sustainable development.

Recent news

The von der Leyen Commission designate. What message on climate and environment?
Culmer Raphael

The von der Leyen Commission designate. What message on climate and environment?

The incoming European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen, has announced her new Commission and assigned portfolios to each of…
The French Carbon Tax and the Gilet Jaunes
E!Sharp

The French Carbon Tax and the Gilet Jaunes

France’s experience should give pause for thought. Could a rethink be needed on how fiscal policy is used to support…
Four things the EU should do to strengthen climate action before this mandate ends
EurActiv

Four things the EU should do to strengthen climate action before this mandate ends

EU institutions still have time for a series of concrete actions to strengthen climate policy before their mandate ends and…

Our recent work

Shaping the EU’s post-2020 Internal Market for Electricity

Shaping the EU’s post-2020 Internal Market for Electricity

We worked with the European Climate Foundation in Brussels over several years to promote maximum ambition on the EU’s “Clean…
Ensuring Energy Efficiency becomes a UK Infrastructure Priority

Ensuring Energy Efficiency becomes a UK Infrastructure Priority

We helped develop and run the Energy Efficiency Infrastructure Group (EEIG), to raise the profile of energy efficiency policy and…
Devising a Plan for a Carbon-Neutral United Kingdom

Devising a Plan for a Carbon-Neutral United Kingdom

We were commission by the Liberal Democrats to research and compile a detailed plan for how the UK could become…
Winning the Albert Island bid and supporting the successful bid for the London Institute of Transport Technology

Winning the Albert Island bid and supporting the successful bid for the London Institute of Transport Technology

We successfully led on all communications and public affairs activities in support of the bid to turn the 25 acre…
Deepening understanding of Algeria in the EU

Deepening understanding of Algeria in the EU

We developed a programme of work that helped deepen understanding of Algeria both culturally and politically among Brussels policy-makers.
Campaigning for an Ambitious EU Circular Economy Package

Campaigning for an Ambitious EU Circular Economy Package

We worked with UK think tank Green Alliance to establish a new research and advocacy organisation in Brussels, The Alliance…

Client testimonials

"It feels like Culmer Raphael have been part of the team for ever! Thanks for all you do. You joining the team has sent us into warp speed."

Rod Kay
Global Head of Marketing, Accenture Sustainability Services

“We at Green Alliance really valued Culmer Raphael’s support, tailored advice and Brussels network in establishing the Alliance for Circular Economy Solutions.”

Dustin Benton
Policy Director, Green Alliance

“Culmer Raphael’s report for us mapped how the UK could try to meet its climate targets after the Paris Agreement and up to 2050. It is an excellent piece of work and it was great to work with them.”

Baroness (Lynne) Featherstone
Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Energy and Climate Change

“The team at Culmer Raphael are well-informed and well-connected. They combine their knowledge and insights with excellent strategic advice and a refreshing enthusiasm and professionalism.”

Estelle McCartney
Managing Partner and Head of Public Policy, Instinctif Partners ​