The group aims to establish an enduring, legitimate voice of global business – to be recognized by the G20 governments as the primary source of business expertise on the global policy agenda.
The voice of global business - ICC engagement in the G20
ICC's constructive role in representing business views to the G20 is
part of its historic mission to foster peace and prosperity through
This has ranged from its engagement in developing the
League of Nations, to Bretton Woods, to the International Conference on
Financing for Development.
In this context, the work of the G7/G8
has been a natural focal point for ICC to promote robust and unfettered
global trade and to ensure that government policy is aligned with core
business goals of open trade and investment, economic growth and job
creation. Since the Houston G8 Summit in 1990, ICC's Chairman has been
received by the G8 host Head of State – enabling us to present policy
recommendations on behalf of world business.
Opportunity and mission
The G20 has emerged as the "premier forum" for international economic
cooperation, with an expanding policy agenda that bears upon our core
goals for trade, economic growth and job creation. To date, however, the
G20 process has progressed with little input from the companies which
drive the world economy.
In this context, the work of the G20 is a
natural focal point for ICC's unique international policy stewardship –
and presents an opportunity for global business to establish an enduring
mechanism to engage with the Group of 20 governments and provide
regular input into the G20 policy process.
Creation of the ICC G20 CEO Advisory Group
To undertake this task successfully, ICC created the G20 CEO Advisory
Group comprising a small number of business leaders who consider the G20
agenda relevant to their companies.
ICC's G20 CEO Advisory Group is a
platform for global business to provide input to the work of the G20 on
an ongoing basis. The group mobilizes worldwide
policy-making expertise and solicits priorities and recommendations from
companies and business organizations of all sizes and in all regions of
the world. The group is composed of over 30 CEOs and business leaders working to
ensure that the voice of business is heard by governments, the public
and the media before, during and after each Summit.
ICC's G20 initiative will draw upon:
• ICC's long history of authoritative development of international business policy, tracing back to 1919
ICC's highly-regarded reputation as the voice of global business –
providing balanced, cross-sector views on activities of the UN and
national governments since 1946
• ICC's service as the trusted
interlocutor for business interests, coordinating international business
delegations and presenting diverse business views with one voice
ICC's global reach through ICC national committees located in over 90
countries and operating at the doorstep of national governments
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