Business around the world has an increasingly influential role to provide input to G20 decisions regarding economic growth, job creation and open trade and investment. But what is the G20, and what exactly does it do? A new business guide published by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), part of USCIB’s global network, sets out to help business leaders and policymakers better understand the G20 process and identify the impact that G20 developments may have on global business.
The guide traces the origins of the G20 and explains its transformation into the world’s leading economic forum for international cooperation. It highlights the principal outcomes of the five summits that have taken place since 2008 and takes a targeted look at issues of particular interest for business. Such issues include restoring global economic growth and stability, promoting open trade and investment, reforming the financial sector, addressing the threat of climate change, fighting corruption, and closing the development gap.
“G20 leaders have already demonstrated their willingness to reach out to business and to listen to its advice. It is now up to business to make its voice heard and contribute ideas to help G20 governments achieve their objectives,” writes Marcus Wallenberg, chairman and CEO of SEB (Sweden) and chair of ICC’s G20 Advisory Group, in his preface to the guide.