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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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Press ReleaseFeb 05, 2016 - 6:00pm

Ukraine Macroeconomic Roundtable

On February 4, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Global Initiatives office held a Ukraine Macroeconomic Roundtable with officials from the Department of Treasury, Overseas Private Investment Corporation, and Department of Commerce.

Press ReleaseNov 16, 2015 - 1:30pm

Ukraine Debrief

On November 16, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Global Initiatives office held a Ukraine Debrief with officials from the Department of Commerce and Department of Treasury.

Press ReleaseOct 19, 2015 - 5:00pm

World Bank Group: Transparency the Primary Obstacle for Private Businesses Conducting Public Procurement

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce partnered with the World Bank Group to unveil a study of more than 75 world economies, titled Benchmarking Public Procurement 2016, which found that most of the countries have at least one major deficiency in transparency, affecting the ability of private companies to do business with governments in bidding and executing public procurement contracts.

Above the FoldOct 08, 2015 - 12:00pm

Ukraine’s Energy Future Beyond Politics

It is time for international donors, politicians and businesses to coordinate plans to address the issue.