Past event

Research Event

The Real Win-Win? G8 Corporate Values and Africa's Economic Interests

Chatham House, London

Africa Programme


Rachel Meyers, First Secretary, US Embassy
Anne McCormick, Corporate Relations Director, DIAGEO Africa 
Alex Vines, Research Director, Area Studies and International Law; Head, Africa Programme, Chatham House


With important caveats, many African states now appear to be offering increasingly attractive long investment opportunities, and companies from around the world are eyeing new commercial opportunities. The G8 is home to the majority of the world’s most experienced and well-run multinational companies, with strong regulatory frameworks and the highest standards of corporate governance. Yet the extent to which African elites consider the mutual advantages on offer by dealing with such companies over those with lower corporate standards is not always clear.

Ahead of the UK’s G8 presidency in 2013, this private roundtable will discuss how to better promote in Africa the value of attracting investment from companies with high standards of corporate governance, and how this might be highlighted as part of the UK’s G8 presidency.

Attendance is by invitation only.

This event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.