Philip Morris International Joins International Development Group, Raising Questions Over Motives, Devex Reports

Devex: Exclusive: Philip Morris International continues its development charm offensive
“…This week, the multinational corporation, which manufactures Marlboro cigarettes — and which has, in recent years, pledged to pivot toward ‘smoke-free’ tobacco products — became the newest dues-paying member of the Washington chapter of the Society for International Development, an international network committed to advancing global development. PMI’s latest effort to court health and development organizations highlights a challenging question for institutions that are in the business of convening diverse players around a common platform: Which organizations should and should not be granted a seat at the table?…” (Igoe, 10/31).