Global Initiatives

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.

Recent Activity

Issue BriefJun 13, 2017 - 11:45am

Trans-Caspian East-West Trade & Transit Corridor Forum

On June 26 – 27, 2017 the U.S. Chamber of Commerce will be an Official Partner of the Trans-Caspian East-West Trade & Transit Corridor Forum

EventMay 18, 2017 - 8:30am to 3:00pm
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Invest in America! 2017 Summit

The goal of the Invest in America! initiative is to increase foreign investment into the United States, and to help investors obtain better - and better quality – returns on their investments.

Press ReleaseDec 05, 2016 - 2:00pm

U.S. Chamber, World Bank, and Global Business Coalition Release 2017 Benchmarking Public Procurement Report

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the World Bank Group, and the Global Business Coalition held the second annual Global Benchmarking Public Procurement Conference, releasing the World Bank’s 2017 Benchmarking Public Procurement Report.

EventDec 05, 2016 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
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Benchmarking Public Procurement 2017

This year's Benchmarking Public Procurement conference highlighted the World Bank's 2017 study examining 180 procurement regulatory systems in 180 economies.

Press ReleaseDec 05, 2016 - 3:00am

U.S. Chamber, Council of Saudi Chambers Announce Partnerships in Support of Saudi Arabia Health Goals

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.

Press ReleaseSep 15, 2016 - 7:45am

U.S. Chamber Releases Study on the Economic Impact of Ill Health in Indonesia

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.

ReportSep 13, 2016 - 11:30am

Economic Costs of Absenteeism, Presenteeism and Early Retirement Due to Ill Health: A Focus on Indonesia

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.

EventAug 03, 2016 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

25 Years as Sovereign States in Central Asia

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.

Press ReleaseMay 05, 2016 - 10:00am

Ukraine Roundtable with the IMF and Treasury

On May 4, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Global Initiatives office held a Ukraine Roundtable with officials from the U.S. Department of Treasury and IMF.