was founded in November 1995 as a specialized consultancy to
|(1) track and assess legislative, regulatory and policy
developments in Latin America and the Caribbean – whether at the
national, sub-regional or regional level – that may affect clients’
ability to sell and ship their products in the region.
|(2) help private-sector
clients adopt politically and socially aware corporate policies with regard
to such developments.
|(3) promote dialogue
and cooperation between the private and public sectors in the region,
with a view to forging alliances to tackle common policy concerns.
| Keith E.
Ripley has been a public affairs government relations consultant since
He is one of the foremost experts on how international and regional organizations
affect the regulatory environment for multinational corporations.
He directed two public affairs consulting services focused on that area
for 14 years and served as Editor of the 1982-1995 editions of the annual
International Organizations Regulatory Guidebook.
First with International Business-Government Counsellors (IBC) and later
with Global Business Relations Inc. (GBR), Mr. Ripley advised multinational
clients from four continents on regulatory and legislative developments
in European and Latin American nations as well as those regarding the
European Union (EU).