• Delegates from over 100 countries set to attend 9th World Chambers Congress

      Delegates from over 100 countries set to attend 9th World Chambers Congress

      Paris, 29/05/2015

      With less than 12 days to go to the ICC WCF 9th World Chambers Congress in Torino, the event is shaping up to be another success, with chamber delegations both large and small travelling from destinations around the globe to converge in Torino, Italy.

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    • World SME Forum

      Turkish government launches World SME Forum as part of its G20 strategy

      Istanbul, 27/05/2015

      Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey Ali Babacan has announced the official launch of the World SME Forum (WSF), a major new initiative to drive the contributions of small- and medium-sized companies (SMEs) to global economic growth and employment.

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    • Eight carbon pricing principles

      Eight carbon pricing principles to cut emissions and boost business

      Paris, 26/05/2015

      Emissions trading schemes, taxes on carbon emissions… these are just two of the carbon pricing instruments used increasingly in regional, national and international efforts to tackle climate change. The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the world business organization, believes these market-oriented instruments are one possible policy option to help drive emissions reductions under a future global agreement.

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    • Global business sends clear message to policymakers for net zero deal at COP21

      Global business sends clear message to policymakers for ambitious deal at COP21

      Paris, 21/05/2015

      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.

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  • Merchants of Peace

    Front centre: Etienne Clementel with the merchants of peace

    Front centre: Etienne Clementel with the merchants of peace

    Members at the 1938 World Council meeting

    Members at the 1938 World Council meeting

    58th session of the ICC Council in Paris on 21 October 1938

    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

    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

    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

    Participants at the 20th Congress in New Delhi, India, February 1965