An unprecedented mobilization of 25 worldwide business networks representing
over 6.5 million companies from more than 130 countries pledged today to lead the global
transition to a low-carbon, climate resilient economy. At the Business and Climate Summit, there
was a recognition that leading businesses are already taking action to build the prosperous, low carbon
economy of the future. In all sectors, business has developed solutions, continues to
innovate and is preparing to accelerate the scale and pace of deployment.
At the 18th session of the UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development(CSTD) on 4-8 May, ICC BASIS joined representatives from civil society, academia and the technical community in highlighting that the extraordinary social and economic gains delivered by the Internet achieved in just ten years have been possible through fruitful collaboration of all stakeholders.
Around 1,300 business, government and industry leaders are converging at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris today for the start of the Business and Climate Summit, a unique event set to showcase what business is doing to address climate change and what more the private sector could do with the right policies in place.
Taking place on 20-21 May, the Summit is the highlight of Paris Climate Week and as a leading partner ICC has the lowdown on what you need to know about the event:
On the invitation of the World Bank Financial Sector Advisory Center (FinSAC), Gerard Hartsink, Chair of the ICC Commission on the Digital Economy Task Force on Cyber Security, presented the recently launched ICC Cyber security guide for business at FinSAC’s Regional Seminar on Cyber Preparedness in Vienna on 18-19 May.
Front centre: Etienne Clementel with the merchants of peace
Members at the 1938 World Council meeting
58th session of the ICC Council in Paris on 21 October 1938
First session of the Preparatory Committee for an international trade organization held in London at Church House, Westminster 15 October 1946
From left - ICC Chairman Peter Wallenberg, US President George H W Bush, ICC Vice-Chairman and USCIB Chairman Joseph E Connor and USCIB President Abraham Katz at the White House 21 June 1990
Participants at the 20th Congress in New Delhi, India, February 1965