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The voice of enterprise - Edition 23

BUSINESS FEDERATIONS NEWS

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Global Business Coalition commits to support G7 & G20 leaders on Resource Efficiency

Meeting the demand for natural resources in a sustainable way is one of the main challenges of our time; data indicate that the use of raw materials rose at about twice the rate of the population growth, over the last century. To decouple economic growth from environmental degradation, a collaborative approach involving governments, businesses, the scientific community, as well as consumers is much needed. GBC is committed to supporting the initiatives undertaken by the G7 and G20 leaders, in fostering the inclusion of resource efficiency in the international agenda. Read more

 
International workshop on Resource Efficiency, Rome, March 30, 2017   BusinessEurope to launch Circular Economy industry platform in May 2017   G20 Resource Efficiency roadmap – Finding a global response to global issues

International workshop on Resource Efficiency, Rome, March 30, 2017

Event organized in context of G7/B7 & G20/B20 by Confindustria & Global Business Coalition
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Global Business Coalition meets International Resource Panel co-chair

GBC discusses Resource Efficiency roadmap, challenges & opportunities with Janez Potocnik
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BusinessEurope to launch Circular Economy industry platform in May 2017

Platform to showcase good practices & give visibility to what European industries are doing
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UNEP-IRP report – Resource Efficiency: Potential and Economic Implications   March 09-10, 2017: EESC-EU – Circular Economy conference, Brussels   US Chamber Foundation: Top five Circular Economy trends for business

B20 policy paper: Energy, Climate & Resource Efficiency Taskforce

The paper is the outcome of 5 months of intense discussions among members from 23 countries
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G20 Resource Efficiency roadmap – Finding a global response to global issues

The sustainable use of natural resources is on a G20 summit agenda for the first time
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US Chamber Foundation: Top five Circular Economy trends for business

UPS & GreenBiz Group whitepaper showcasing 5 circular economy trends
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B7 SUMMIT

B7 Business leaders meeting, March 2017, Rome – Joint declaration

B7 Business leaders meeting, March 2017, Rome – Joint declaration

Leaders convey conclusions to G7 Presidency in view of May Taormina Summit. Read more

 
B7-Italy global economic agenda: Trade governance, innovation & sustainability   B7 Italy Presidency meets the Sherpas to illustrate priorities for Summit   CCC: Global business unites to fight the rise of protectionism

B7-Italy global economic agenda: Trade governance, innovation & sustainability

G7 Business committed to market access & liberalization
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B7 Italy Presidency meets the sherpas to illustrate priorities for Summit

Business Summit to be supervised and coordinated by Confindustria
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CCC: Global business unites to fight the rise of protectionism

In 2018, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce will host the B7 Summit
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B20 - G20

B20 Germany: WTO Business Focus Group adopts recommendations   Joint B20 Taskforces & Cross-thematic Groups meeting, Paris   B20: G20 should take lead in implementing Paris Agreement

B20: G20 should take lead in implementing Paris Agreement

Engagement groups ask G20 leaders to provide an unambiguous long-term direction
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B20 Germany: WTO Business Focus Group adopts recommendations

Recommendations on how to improve the process of WTO & make it more relevant for business
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B20 policy paper released by the Trade and Investment Taskforce

Creating benefits for all driving inclusive growth through trade and investment
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B20 statement on G20 finance leaders Baden-Baden communiqué   G20 Finance Ministers & Central Bank Governors meeting communiqué   IMF Note for G20 Finance Ministers & Central Bank Governors’ meetings

B20 Digitalization policy paper & statement for G20 Digital Ministers

Digitalization taskforce releases paper & statement signed by more than 50 business representatives
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B20 statement on G20 finance leaders Baden-Baden communiqué

B20 welcomes many aspects of the Communiqué and calls on G20 to take more decisive action
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G20 Finance Ministers & Central Bank Governors meeting communiqué

Baden-Baden, Germany, leaders reaffirm commitment to international economic & financial cooperation
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GBC MEMBER FEDERATIONS

 

MEDEF, BDI & BDA urge leaders to respond to internal & external challenges

Together with our European partners, we need to enhance national reform efforts
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Brexit update: Business federations react to triggering of Article 50 by UK

Comments from GBC members – USCC, CBI, BusinessEurope & BDI and other federations
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BusinessEurope: Declaration on 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome

Presidents of leading national business federations in Europe declare full commitment to the EU
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TUSIAD: The European Union at 60 and its importance to Turkey

EU-Turkey relations include historical depth, contemporary partnership and future gains
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USCC: Donohue stresses Chamber’s support for pro-growth tax reform

Chamber played an instrumental role in 1986 & plans to be heavily engaged in the coming effort
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MEDEF: Strengthening position of France & its companies on the global scene

Five proposals presented to support French companies in a complex globalized world
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CII: GDP figures say economy on a strong growth path post demonetization

CII President Dr Forbes anticipates higher growth levels in the coming quarters
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BUSINESS FEDERATIONS AT A GLANCE

 

CHINA CCPIT: 2017 trade events and trade & investment promotion projects

 

RUSSIA RSPP President: SMEs support is one of key priorities of the G20 agenda

 

FINLAND EK: Finland’s place and future are at the core of the European Union

 

DENMARK DI: Trade barriers have made their entrance in the digital world

 

SAUDI ARABIA CSC: Saudi-Indonesian Business Forum tackles economic cooperation

GLOBAL GOVERNANCE

B20 statement on G20 finance leaders Baden-Baden communiqué   G20 Finance Ministers & Central Bank Governors meeting communiqué   IMF Note for G20 Finance Ministers & Central Bank Governors’ meetings

IMF: Lagarde welcomes establishment of high level advisory group on FinTech

Group will work closely with the IMF’s Interdepartmental Working Group on Finance and Technology
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OECD Steel Committee – Ronald Lorentzen’s statement at 82nd session

Weak signs of recovery, threatened by persistently high excess steel making capacity
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Boao Forum for Asia – declaration on economic globalization

BFA to promote economic exchange, coordination & cooperation between Asia & other parts of the world
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UPCOMING EVENTS

April 09-10, 2017

G7 Energy Ministers Meeting - Rome, Italy

April 10-11, 2017

G7 Foreign Ministers Meeting - Lucca, Italy

April 19-20, 2017

The International Economic Forum of the Americas – World Strategic Forum - Miami, USA

April 20-21, 2017

G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting - Washington D.C., USA

April 21-23, 2017

Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group - Washington D.C., USA

April 24-28, 2017

Hannover Messe - Hannover, Germany

April 24-28, 2017

UNCTAD E-commerce Week - Geneva, Switzerland

April 26-29, 2017

APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) 2 - Seoul, Korea

April 26-29, 2017

30th ASEAN Summit and related Meetings - Metro Manila, Philippines

May 02-03, 2017

B20 Germany Summit - Berlin, Germany

May 02-04, 2017

GPFI Forum and Plenary - Berlin, Germany

May 02-05, 2017

ICGLR-OECD-UN GoE Joint Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains - Paris, France

May 08-18, 2017

Bonn Climate Change Conference - Bonn, Germany