“The G20’s agenda impacts business
priorities for growth and employment and warrants our engagement and the
contribution of business recommendations,” said ICC Secretary General Jean-Guy
Carrier. “We aim to help Russia build on the progress achieved in Seoul, Cannes
and Los Cabos.”
Mr Carrier, representing global business,
led a delegation of companies from the ICC G20 Advisory Group, including Shell,
Repsol, GDF Suez, Eskihisar Group, Nestle, Siemens, Dow Chemicals, Telefonica,
Schneider Electric, Hanwha Group, and The McGraw Hill Companies.
The launch meeting in Moscow featured
keynote speeches from leading Russian CEOs, including Alexey Mordashov, CEO of Severstal,
Kirill Dmitriev, General Director, Russian Direct Investment Fund, and Andrey
Bougrov, Chairman of the Board, Norilsk Nickel.
Business leaders began the process of
outlining their collective views on key issues on the G20 agenda, which were
conveyed to them by Russian G20 Sherpa Ksenia Yudaeva. The role of a G20 Sherpa
is to ensure continuity from one G20 presidency to the next and from one
administration to the next.
Russian priorities for the 2013 Summit
include: trade; investments and infrastructure; restoring confidence in
Financial System; global priorities for innovation and development; job
creation and investments in human capital; transparency and anticorruption.
CEOs from the ICC G20 Advisory Group will
take part in the various task forces being convened in preparation for the
Business Summit set for Saint Petersburg, Russia in June 2103, ahead of the G20
summit being held 5-6 September, 2013.
For more information visit the ICCG20 Advisory Group.