Corporate Governance & Responsibility Through Partnerships

Africa is facing many challenges in its social and economic development.  Companies in all industries are increasingly evaluated in terms of how they contribute to this development. The concept of corporate governance has evolved beyond a company’s responsibilities to its shareholders to include its responsibilities to a broader range of stakeholders.  Issues of corporate governance and responsibility are of growing importance to oil companies operating in Africa. Government expectations of the industry’s contribution to domestic economic development are expanding.  Stakeholders are holding the industry to increasing standards of social responsibility.


These issues are exemplified in Angola, where the government asked ChevronTexaco, as the country’s largest investor, to contribute to the reconstruction of the country after 27 years of civil war.  The company recognized the importance of taking an active role in assisting Angola in such a critical juncture in the country’s history.  So in 2002, ChevronTexaco formed its Angola Partnership Initiative (AIP) to work with international donors and non-government organizations to facilitate reconstruction and development throughout Angola.  This initiative heralded a shift in the company’s thinking about where and how it could contribute to the social and economic development of a country beyond its immediate area of operations. 


The Angola Partnership Initiative (AIP) helped ChevronTexaco to broaden its understanding of what it can achieve as an agent of positive social and economic change.  The company has now linked this initiative with its existing programs to assist local communities and promote local content in its supply chain management.  This maximizes the synergies between the efforts of the company and its partners and provides an overall framework in which it can plan, implement and report on its efforts to demonstrate corporate governance and responsibility in Angola.  The resulting framework offers important lessons for review and discussion within the industry.


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Location: Petroleum Club of Houston, ExxonMobil Bldg. 43 Floor
800 Bell Street
Houston , Texas 77002

Date: April 8, 2010, 11:30 a.m. - April 8, 2010, 1 p.m.