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The Business Case for Development: How Companies Drive Development and How Government and Donors Can Help

July 24, 2012 • 5:30 – 7:30 pm EDT

Part of the Chevron Forum on Development

Corporations are increasingly seeing the benefit to pursuing investment in developing countries that delivers long-term development impact. Today, we see many successful examples across regions and sectors of how core business strategies have led to significant and sustainable growth, with the greatest benefits realized when business interests are aligned with donor development initiatives.
Please join us to mark the launch of a new IGD report, The Business Case for Development: How Companies Can Drive Sustainable Development and How Governments and Donors Can Leverage Their Impact, as panelists discuss U.S., European, and African approaches to integrating development into core business and how sound business strategies benefit both the bottom line and the bottom of the pyramid.

Tara Acharya
Director, Global Health and Agriculture Policy, PepsiCo, Inc.
Agnes Dasewicz
Director, Private Capital Group for Africa, Africa Bureau, USAID
Marco Faes
Head of Sustainability and Responsibility, Diageo Africa
Papa Madiaw Ndiaye
CEO, Advanced Finance and Investment Group
Introductory Remarks:
Jennifer Potter
President and CEO, Initiative for Global Development
Moderated by:
Daniel Runde
Codirector, Project on U.S. Leadership in Development
Schreyer Chair in Global Analysis, CSIS
Daniel F. Runde
Senior Vice President; William A. Schreyer Chair; Director, Project on Prosperity and Development