Global Initiatives exists to represent the U.S. Chamber of Commerce through reliable and effective engagement with multi-lateral institutions, governments, and international business coalitions. We advocate for our members’ interests through direct high-level dialogues with global economic bodies, such as the G20, G7, International Monetary Fund, and the World Bank.
As G20 was elevated to coordinate policy action in dealing with the global economic crisis, the Chamber has been contributing to all private sector consultations with G20 at both national and international levels. To lead the business response to the policies agreed by heads of states at G20 level, the Chamber is a founding member of the B20 Coalition of national business federations from the top 20 economies. The B20 Coalition coordinates business participation in policy recommendations submitted to key official meetings, including G20 summits.
Business Response to the Challenges of Advanced Economies
The advanced mature economies represented in the Group of 7, G7, share long standing experience of cooperation in addressing major geopolitical and economic challenges from food security to cybercrime to development assistance. To ensure that policy decisions at G7 take into account the views of the entrepreneurs and employers, the Chamber formed a coalition with the most representative business organizations of G7 economies. B7 is presently focused on stimulating policies that would enable taking full advantage of the unique human potential of high-income economies countries as the engine of long term growth.
Business Support for Russia’s Re-Integration in the Global Economy
The American-Russian Business Dialogue (ARBD) was created by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs to develop an association-to-association channel that addresses the challenges of 21st century global economic integration to the United States and Russia.
The U.S. Chamber partners with World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on initiatives to improve collaborations between the public and private sectors, focusing on how private companies can effectively conduct business with governments around the world and provide input into the economic policy recommendations by international financial institutions. Initiatives, such as the Benchmarking Public Procurement 2016 and the global SME Finance Forum, provide platforms for dialogues addressing the challenges faced by private firms and governments in today’s global economy.
For more information please contact Gary Litman, Vice President, VP, International Strategic Initiatives, U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Click here to view his blog posts.
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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Council of Saudi Chambers of Commerce and Industry's Committee on Trade and Investment today announced a new partnership in support of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s health targets. The announcement was made during a wellness screening event, which promoted the importance of lifestyle choices in lowering risk factors and the role employers can play in supporting healthy habits.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Initiative on Health and the Economy released its new study today in Jakarta, Indonesia, which estimates the economic cost of ill health related to lost productivity.
This report provides estimates of the economic cost due to productivity losses arising from absenteeism, presenteeism and early retirement due to ill health. For Indonesia, these losses equate to a total of 6.5% of GDP in 2015 as shown in Table ES 1, increasing to 7.2% of GDP by 2030.
Join us for a cultural reception at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to meet with the five Foreign Ministers from the states of Central Asia. This historic event - marking the first time cabinet-level ministers from all five Central Asian nations will come together to engage the wider community of U.S. businesses - will celebrate the unique cultural heritage and entrepreneurial spirit of Central Asia and its ancient and modern linkages with the global market.
On April 20-21, 016, the business leaders of the G7 countries and the EU, convened at Keidanren Kaikan in Tokyo to discuss the world economy, trade and investment, digital revolution and global issues. The attached communique details their joint recommendations in advance of the G7 Ise-Shima Summit to be held next month.
On April 28 – 29, 2016 the U.S. Chamber of Commerce will be an Official Partner of the Trans-Caspian East-West Trade & Transit Corridor Forum hosted by the Embassies of Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, and Turkey.
Professor Bruce Rasmussen, the director of the Victoria Institute of Strategic Economic Studies, and a distinguished roster of experts will discuss how healthy, productive workforces drive economic growth.
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