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Adapt helps tech companies engage key stakeholders to build trust & safety and advance human rights.

About us

We are a team of tech policy and human rights experts with deep experience working with governments, civil society and international organisations across the globe.

Our Services

Stakeholder Engagement

We map, monitor and analyse stakeholder sentiment across key tech policy areas, and develop and help execute your engagement plans.

Regulatory Policy

We support your engagement with regulators and policymakers, leveraging sentiment assessments and analysis of regulatory and legislative processes.

Messaging

We help shape your key messages on policy, regulation, responsibility, and human rights so that they land effectively with key opinion leaders.

Trust & Safety

We help you develop robust, responsible, iterative, and stakeholder-tested trust and safety policies.

Human Rights Policy & Due Diligence

We help you ground company operations in fundamental human rights standards, including assessing processes or products through formal human rights due diligence.

Responsible AI

We support your responsible AI policy and product development through stakeholder engagement, due diligence and pre-deployment assessments.

International Organisations

We help you navigate the complex landscape of international organisations that are increasingly focused on tech policy issues, standards and regulatory guidance.

Meet the team

Charles Bradley
Managing Director

Charles Bradley

When did you join Adapt?
August 2017

What do you work on at Adapt?
I oversee all client relationships to make sure we’re delivering the very best (we call it our Gold Standard) recommendations to the forefront of tech development and ensuring that all risks to human rights are carefully considered.

What are your most used skills at Adapt?
My deep experience working with tech companies, civil society, and governments globally, as well as leadership, and policy interpretation.

What do you love to do outside of work?
Traveling (visiting family in South Africa is a big one), spending time with family, and I’m co-creating the future of wine with my brother Thom.

Erlingur Erlingsson
Director

Erlingur Erlingsson

When did you join Adapt?
February 2023

What do you work on at Adapt?
I help clients define and reach their goals on stakeholder engagement, human rights, responsible AI, trust & safety and engagement with international organisations.

What are your most used skills at Adapt?
Strategy development, stakeholder engagement, and messaging.

What do you love to do outside of work?
Chase after my six year old.

Harry Human
Senior Manager

Harry Human

When did you join Adapt?
October 2023

What do you work on at Adapt?
I use my skills in policy, legislative, and regulatory analysis to help clients understand their obligations on emerging technology issues, including those related to trust and safety, information hazards, and human rights.

What are your most used skills at Adapt?
Policy analysis, stakeholder management, project management.

What do you love to do outside of work?
Reading, cooking, staying active, and making the most of what London has to offer.

Len Manriquez
Manager

Len Manriquez

When did you join Adapt?
September 2021

What do you work on at Adapt?
I’m a dedicated researcher tracking trends at the intersection of trust, safety, and human rights in tech, offering invaluable insights to foster an ethical digital landscape that prioritizes user well-being and guides decision-makers towards a tech future built on trust and respect for individual rights.

What are your most used skills at Adapt?
Desk research, report/research writing, and team management.

What do you love to do outside of work?
Passion projects related to journalism and community engagement. On the lighter side, I enjoy food, traveling, the sun, sand, and greens!

Luke Coleman
Senior Research and Policy Analyst

Luke Coleman

When did you join Adapt?
June 2023

What do you work on at Adapt?
Providing research and policy analysis to support clients as they build trust and safety and advance human rights.

What are your most used skills at Adapt?
Policy analysis, report writing, and stakeholder engagement.

What do you love to do outside of work?
I love playing video games, reading, running, and traveling.

Cristina Herrera
Research and Policy Analyst

Cristina Herrera

When did you join Adapt?
March 2024

What do you work on at Adapt?
Research and regulatory and policy analysis of emerging technologies to support clients build trust and safety and advance their commitment to human rights.

What are your most used skills at Adapt?
Research, project management, and analysis.

What do you love to do outside of work?
I enjoy climbing, hiking and going to cafes.

Sebastian Smart
Senior Consultant

Sebastian Smart

When did you join Adapt?
February 2024

What do you work on at Adapt?
Bring expertise in business and human rights to identify and mitigate potential human rights risks in corporate operations. Working alongside various stakeholders, I help develop tools and strategies to address these risks, ensuring companies operate responsibly.

What are your most used skills at Adapt?
Research, human rights analysis, and human rights due diligence/impact assessment.

What do you love to do outside of work?
Reading, traveling and spending time with family and friends.

Joan Barata
Senior Legal Adviser

Joan Barata

When did you join Adapt?
15 September 2023

What do you work on at Adapt?
Providing human rights, legal and regulatory advice on issues related to platform regulation and content moderation.

What are your most used skills at Adapt?
Analytical thinking, creativity, and work ethic.

What do you love to do outside of work?
Reading a good book, watching documentaries, series and movies, trying to understand international politics and taking self-reflective walks.

Milly Barker
COO

Milly Barker

When did you join Adapt?
December 2023

What do you work on at Adapt?
I work on Adapt’s strategy and operations, helping to make sure the company is running smoothly so we can provide the best support to our clients as they work to advance human rights by building safety and trust.

What are your most used skills at Adapt?
Strategic planning, project management, and organisation.

What do you love to do outside of work?
I love long walks somewhere green, meals out with friends, and colour-coding and labelling everything in my house.

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