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Peter Davis

Visiting Research Fellow

I'm Peter Davis, and I work with companies and governments to help them understand and manage complex societal, political and ethical challenges: things that don't fit neatly into spreadsheets. With the private sector, I have worked with Anglo American on their long-term sustainability policy; with Lafarge on managing corruption in Nigeria; and with Rexam on managing labour conditions in their businesses in China.

I also advise governments and international organisations at senior level. I led the review of work of the UK Department for International Development to support the private sector in developing countries. I recently wrote the principal briefing document on public-private partnerships for the High-Level Inter-Ministerial Meeting in Mexico on the future of international aid.

I am advising the Swedish Government on its strategy for private sector development in Afghanistan, and the OECD on a similar project in Iraq. He am also working with the IFC to develop a process to leverage large investments in fragile states to tangible benefits to host countries.

I also research and teach in these areas, with a particular focus on the role of the corporate sector in fragile states. For example, in 2013 I co-wrote a paper for the Dutch Government on how donors agencies might work more effectively with companies. I am a former Research Fellow of the Overseas Development Institute, and from 2006-09 I co-chaired David Cameron's Working Group on Responsible Business Practice. My book, Corporations, Global Governance and Post-Conflict Reconstruction was published by Routledge in 2012. A further book, The Corporate Sector in International Develpment will be published in 2015.

I like drinking good wine and skiing, though generally not at the same time.

London Centre for Corporate Governance and Ethics

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