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

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.

LetterApr 28, 2016 - 1:00pm

B7 Tokyo Summit Joint Recommendations

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. 

Issue BriefApr 21, 2016 - 10:15am

Revisiting the Eurasian Market

By Michael Shvartsman, Global Initiatives Intern Eurasia is important to the global economy. Its developing nations account for an impressive 264 million people and $1.8 trillion in nominal GDP.

EventApr 15, 2016 - 9:00am to 11:30am

Global Initiative on Health and the Economy

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.

Press ReleaseApr 15, 2016 - 9:00am

U.S. Chamber Releases Study on the Impact of Health and Wellness on the Global Economy

WASHINGTON, D.C. — As part of the ongoing work of the Global Initiative on Health and the Economy, the U.S.

ReportApr 15, 2016 - 8:00am

Health and The Economy: The Impact of Wellness on Workforce Productivity in Global Markets

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Global Initiative on Health and the Economy released the attached report, "Health and The Economy: The Impact of Wellness on Workforce Productivity in Global Markets," on April 15, 2016. 

ReportApr 15, 2016 - 3:45am

Health and the Economy: The Impact of Wellness on Workforce Productivity in Global Markets

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Global Initiative on Health and the Economy releases a new study on the economic cost of productivity losses due to ill health around the world.