Peter Bosshard, policy director at the advocacy group International Rivers, has been working hard and very constructively to engage China's emerging overseas financiers and corporations on responsible practice in building hydropower dams in other developing countries. See his account of International Rivers' experience and his assessment of the results of six years of advocacy and "constructive engagement" in
China: Not the Rogue Dam Builder We Feared It would Be? | International Rivers
What other examples do we have of the evolution of corporate social responsibility in China's "going global" effort? Is this self-interested window dressing, or a true shift of consciousness, as we saw earlier with the World Bank/IFC? Comments welcome.
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Follow me on Twitter @D_Brautigam. Professor and Director, International Development Program, Johns Hopkins University/SAIS; Visiting Professor, University of Bergen, Norway; and author of The Dragon's Gift: The Real Story of China in Africa (Oxford U. Press, 2009, 2011). A China scholar, I first went to Africa in 1983 to research Chinese engagement and never stopped. © Deborah Brautigam 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013.