Companies, Development and Accountability

18 June 2008 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Chatham House, London


Cynthia Carroll, Chief Executive, Anglo American plc



Mining companies are increasingly having to develop resources in relatively remote and sometimes volatile societies. In her lecture, Cynthia Carroll will discuss how leading companies seek to calibrate political risks and ways in which they can contribute legitimately to policy development and governance questions.

She will also explore how countries can avoid the so-called 'resource curse' and outline the measures being taken by Anglo American to increase its understanding of the priorities and social dynamics of its host communities and to improve its linkages into local economies.