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1. Legal services.

A person with a right of audience in legal proceedings, who argues a case on behalf of a client.

2. Policy - decision making.

Any individual or organisation that presents information and arguments on behalf of others.

Open dialogue in credit ratings
"It is essential that the dialogue [between rating agencies and issuers] is open and transparent if the most appropriate rating is to be secured.
If the rating analysts understand an issuer’s future plans, and are kept abreast of changes, they can be the issuer’s advocate in the rating committee."
Credit ratings: helping supply to meet demand - the Treasurer's Wiki.

3. Verb.

To present information and arguments to support a particular view, organisation or interest group.

For example, the UK's Green Finance Initiative aims to advocate for specific regulatory and policy proposals that might enhance the green finance sector worldwide.

See also