Hakluyt announces partnership with Sesame Workshop


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Hakluyt is delighted to announce a partnership with Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organisation behind Sesame Street. Drawing on our global connectivity and in-house expertise, we are helping Sesame Workshop deliver its mission to its fullest potential by providing pro bono advice on areas such as corporate strategy, policy and regulation, risk management, and partnership assessments.

Sesame Workshop’s mission is to help children everywhere grow smarter, stronger, and kinder. Since 1969, Sesame Street has set out to give less advantaged children a chance to succeed by arriving at school ready to learn. It has since expanded to 150 countries around the world, teaching children not only the academic basics but the social-emotional skills they need to thrive.

Varun Chandra, our managing partner, has been a member of Sesame Workshop’s board since 2017. Welcoming this new partnership, he said: “Having been personally involved with Sesame Workshop for almost five years, I’ve seen first-hand the extraordinary impact of their work with children around the world. It’s a truly inspiring organisation, and I couldn’t be more proud that Hakluyt has now established this partnership. It will be an honour to leverage our firm’s unique connectivity, insights and advisory expertise in support of Sesame Workshop’s vital mission.”

“Varun has been a hugely impactful member of our board for five years now, and we are thrilled to develop a wider partnership with the team at Hakluyt. They have already proven to be excellent thought-partners, and we’ll continue to look to them for future guidance and expertise.”

Steve Youngwood, CEO of Sesame Workshop

Learn more about Sesame Workshop’s impact here.