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The voice of enterprise - Edition 25

BUSINESS FEDERATIONS NEWS

May 31, 2017 – BusinessEurope launches European Circular Economy Industry Platform

Brussels, May 31, 2017 – BusinessEurope launches European Circular Economy Industry Platform

With the presentation of a new European Circular Economy Industry Platform, BusinessEurope takes an important step in support of more circular economy actions by European business and industry. The Platform will, among other things, showcase EU business actively engaging in the circular economy. It also shows (regulatory) barriers that businesses face in this shift towards circularity. It outlines the challenges that SMEs, industry and other companies face when they start implementing more circularity into their business. With about 40 examples to start with; new examples will constantly be added. Read more

 
Businesses respond to the withdrawal of US from the Paris Climate Agreement   G7 Summit: The Leaders release a 39-point Communiqué, Taormina, Italy   UIA: Miguel Acevedo elected President along with new governing body

Businesses respond to the withdrawal of US from the Paris Climate Agreement

From across the globe, businesses reaffirm their commitment to implement the Paris Agreement
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U.S. Chamber board elects new Chairman and Vice Chairman

Tom Wilson will be Chairman & James E. Stephenson the Vice Chairman for a one-year term
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UIA: Miguel Acevedo elected President along with new governing body

The new governing body of the UIA took over at the meeting of the General Council
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GBC MEMBER FEDERATIONS

 

TUSIAD President calls for reforms at the High Advisory Council Meeting

Whenever Turkey advanced democracy and freedom as a society, it grew stronger
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AiG’s report says Business unprepared for fourth industrial revolution

Australian businesses investing in new technologies but as a whole industry adoption lagging
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CEOE: Digital Plan 2020: Digitalization of the Spanish Society

Proposed measures could achieve GDP increase of 3.2 per cent & 250,000 new jobs by 2020
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BDI: Dispute over competence in European trade policy must end

EU must work towards shaping globalization according to European values and interests
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U.S. Chamber hosts the Fifth Annual Global Supply Chain Summit

Industry leaders discuss issues influencing supply chains now and into the future
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BUSINESS FEDERATIONS AT A GLANCE

 

JAPAN Keidanren welcomes commitment by 11 member-nations to implement TPP

 

SAUDI ARABIA CSC Chairperson Ahmed Al Rajhi notes positive results of the Saudi-US Summit

GLOBAL GOVERNANCE

B20 Germany: The B20 Health Initiative has published its policy paper   G7 Summit: The Leaders release a 39-point Communiqué, Taormina, Italy   APEC Trade Ministers issue Actions Statement following their meeting in Hanoi

B20 Germany: The B20 Health Initiative has published its policy paper

Paper is outcome of 5 months of intense discussions among taskforce members from 24 countries
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G7 Summit: The Leaders release a 39-point Communiqué, Taormina, Italy

To address the global challenges faced today & respond collectively to the greatest concerns of citizens
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APEC Trade Ministers issue Actions Statement following their meeting in Hanoi

The statement describes joint actions to be taken forward by the APEC economies
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UPCOMING EVENTS

June 11-12, 2017

G7 Environment Ministers Meeting - Bologna, Italy

June 12-13, 2017

G20 Africa Partnership Conference - Berlin, Germany

June 12-15, 2017

The International Economic Forum of the Americas – Conference of Montreal - Montreal, Canada

June 16-18, 2017

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Annual Meeting - Jeju Island, Republic of Korea

June 19-20, 2017

The Day of German Industry - Berlin, Germany

June 20-22, 2017

EU Sustainable Energy Week 2017 – Policy conference - Brussels, Belgium

June 26-28, 2017

USCC: Circular Economy Summit - Washington D.C., USA

June 27-29, 2017

ISEAL Alliance: Global Sustainability Standards Conference - Zürich, Switzerland

July 04-05, 2017

2nd Global Procurement Conference – Public Procurement & Competition Policy - Rome, Italy

July 07-08, 2017

G20 Germany Summit - Hamburg, Germany