Past event

Research Event

The Case for Business in Developing Economies - Book Launch

Chatham House, London

Participants

Ann Bernstein, Head, Centre for Development and Enterprise, South Africa
Chair: Andrew Fraser, Chatham House Council, and Senior Adviser, Mitsubishi Corporation International

Overview

The speaker will argue that the debate about business 'responsibility' and corporate involvement in development is distorted with few voices from developing countries being heard and the positive contribution of 'just doing business' almost completely unacknowledged. In her book, The Case for Business in Developing Economies (Penguin 2010) Ann Bernstein argues that a new approach and a new discourse are required to cut through an increasingly flawed debate with potentially dangerous consequences for the poor.