Global Initiatives

Global Initiatives provide 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

Letters to CongressJun 04, 2019 - 2:30pm

Nomination of Stephen Dickson for Administrator of the FAA

Support Anti-Terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies Act (SAFETY Act) comment request (docket number DHS–2019–0010)1

ReportMay 09, 2019 - 10:30am

GPE May Quarterly Update

Global Policy Engagement Quarterly Update for May 2019

EventApr 02, 2019 - 3:29pm

U.S. Chamber hosts Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde presented the World Economic Outlook at the Chamber.

EventMar 14, 2019 - 8:00am to Mar 15, 2019 - 8:00pm

U.S. Chamber of Commerce leads delegation to Tokyo for 2019 B20 Summit

March 14-15, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Global Resource Efficiency Task Force will lead the U.S. Business delegation to Tokyo for the B20 Summit to participate in a series of panels followed by dinner with Prime Minister Abe.

Sep 12, 2018 - 4:00pm
Forest in Millsfield, NH.

Business Community Leadership is Critical for a Healthy Environment

Companies are increasingly aware of the need to compete based on the efficiency of their resource use.

ReportJun 25, 2018 - 6:00am

The Economic Cost of Disease

This report estimates the economic cost of health-related productivity losses, profiling eighteen countries, ranging from industrialized markets such as the United States and Japan, to developing markets such as Kenya and Indonesia.

ReportJun 22, 2018 - 2:30pm

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

This report provides estimates of the economic cost due to productivity losses arising from absenteeism, presenteeism and early retirement due to ill health. For Saudi Arabia, these losses equate to a total of 9.7% of GDP by 2030 as shown in Table ES1. This is the largest impact of any of the countries included in this study as comparator countries. The majority are middle income developing countries from around the globe, although the US, Japan and Singapore are also included.

ReportJun 22, 2018 - 2:30pm

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

This report provides estimates of the economic cost due to productivity losses arising from absenteeism, presenteeism and early retirement due to ill health. For South Africa, these losses equate to a total of 6.7% of GDP in 2015 as shown in Table ES 1, increasing to 7.0% of GDP by 2030.

ReportJun 22, 2018 - 2:30pm

Noncommunicable Diseases In South Africa: A Call To Action

The World Health Organization predicts NCDs will become the leading cause of death in Sub-Saharan Africa by 2030. Productivity losses related to ill health cost South Africa 6.7% GDP a year, rising to 7.0% GDP by 2030.