Ethics and Funding

The Council on Geostrategy’s research and operations are guided by our statements on intellectual freedom and funding:

Statement on Intellectual Freedom

In harmony with our vision and mission, the Council on Geostrategy’s staff and associate fellows are free to generate their own ideas, concepts and theories, without interference. In particular, we maintain strict autonomy in relation to sponsored projects; donors and clients are contractually asked to acknowledge and accept our intellectual independence before any project is initiated. Except where otherwise indicated, the views expressed in our publications are the sole responsibility of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of our Advisory Council or the views of our donors and/or sponsors. All research undertaken by us goes through a rigorous peer review process, involving both internal and external peer reviewers.

Statement on Funding

We do not accept funding from individuals, companies, institutions or governments we consider to be hostile to the United Kingdom or other nations committed to a free and open international order. 

Reasonable requests for anonymity and confidentiality from sponsors are considered as long as both principles are preserved. The Council, a Company Limited by Guarantee, provides financial information to Companies House in compliance with all relevant regulations and guidelines.

Please see the list of supporters for the full year 2022 and 2023 below:

2022 (1st January to 31st December)
  • AT&T;
  • The Committee for Freedom in Hong Kong;
  • Canadian Military College;
  • Coltraco Ultrasonics;
  • CQS;
  • DTEK;
  • Embassy of Lithuania;
  • Embassy of Poland;
  • Embassy of Ukraine;
  • Ferrexpo PLC;
  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office;
  • The Genesis Initiative;
  • Indian High Commission;
  • Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO);
  • KNAUF Jewels;
  • Lockheed Martin;
  • Microsoft;
  • Royal College of Defence Studies;
  • Taipei Representative Office;
  • One anonymous donation (UK);
  • One anonymous donation (India).
2023 (1st January to 31st December)
  • AT&T;
  • Australian High Commission;
  • Babcock;
  • BAE Systems;
  • Boeing Defence;
  • BP Shipping;
  • Carnival UK;
  • Centre for Underwater Acoustic Analysis;
  • Coalition for Global Prosperity;
  • Coltraco Ultrasonics;
  • Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre (DCDC Global Strategic Partnership Framework);
  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO);
  • The Genesis Initiative;
  • Heinrich-Boell Foundation;
  • Highgate Ltd;
  • Indian High Commission;
  • Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO);
  • John Caudwell;
  • KNAUF Jewels;
  • L3Harris Technologies;
  • Leonardo UK;
  • Lockheed Martin UK;
  • London International Shipping Week;
  • MBDA Systems;
  • Ministry of Defence;
  • Moet-Hennessy;
  • Northrop Grumman;
  • QinetiQ;
  • Raytheon;
  • Rolls-Royce;
  • Royal Navy;
  • Royal Navy Strategic Studies Centre;
  • Secretary of State’s Office for Net Assessment and Challenge (SONAC);
  • Serco;
  • Shipping Innovation;
  • Stena;
  • Thales;
  • Taipei Representative Office;
  • One anonymous donation (UK).