Business 20 (B-20)
The B20 exerts a strong influence on the decisions of the G20. Documents by or about the B20 and its associates (e.g. the World Economic Forum, McKinsey and Company, Chambers of Commerce) are published here.
2017 German Summit
2016 China-led Summit
- August 29, 2016: International Chamber of Commerce, "G20: Seven Steps to Sustained Economic Growth"
- B20 2106 Policy Recommendations to the G20
- 2016 International Chamber of Commerce Scorecard for the G20
The B20 Official Website: http://www.b20australia.info/
B20 Infrastructure Submission, June 2014
- Official statements from the Russian and Australian B20 Presidencies
- 2013 ICC G20 Business Scorecard (May 2013)
- B20–G20 Partnership for Growth and Jobs Recommendations from Business 20 (July 2013)
- B20 Russia's Roadmap, by Alexander Shokhin (Powerpoint)
- Investments and Infrastructure - Key Priorities of the Task Force, by Kirill Dmitriev, CEO, Russian Direct Investment Fund
- Letter to G20 from Institute for International Finance (IIF), February 11, 2013 (3 pages, PDF, 469KB)
- Letter from the Institute of International Finance to the Russian Finance Minister, February 2013 (3 pages, pdf, 470KB)
- Climate Business Group, Private Investment in Inclusive Green Growth and Climate-Related Activities, June 2012 (17 pages, pdf, 606KB)
- International Chamber of Commerce - G20 Business Scorecard, June 2012 (60 pages, pdf, 3.07MB)
- B20 Task Force Recommendations. Final Report, 11 May 2012 (102 pages, pdf, 2.27MB)
- B20 Task Forces Preliminary Recommendations. Presentation to President Felipe Calderón, Puerto Vallarta,17th of April 2012 (12 slides, ppt, 2.60MB)
- Un Resumen del Recomendaciones Preliminares del B20 (4 pages, doc, 531KB)
- Las recomendaciones del Grupo de Trabajo del B20 sobre el Crecimiento Verde (5 pages, doc, 644KB)
This program monitors and encourages citizens’ participation in power shifts and trends that shape economic governance, such as:
--The West and the institutions it leads (e.g., the World Bank) face greater competition. Emerging market countries, their existing and new institutions (e.g., the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank) and state-owned enterprises are gaining clout.
--Transnational corporations exert more influence (relative to governments and citizens) over governance, especially trade and investment rules.
--Regional institutions and “club governance” [for instance, the Group of 20 (G20), the Group of 7 (G7) and the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa)] play bolder roles in global governance.
These trends are especially evident in the race to build infrastructure (e.g., energy, transport, water) to access natural resources and markets. The program explicitly encourages citizens’ participation in developing infrastructure and investment rules that serve humanity and the planet in sustainable ways.
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