International Consultation on the Osaka Blue Ocean Vision: Policy and Business Solutions to Ocean Plastic Pollution in Southeast Asia
Plastic Impact on Our Oceans: The Decade Ahead
The mission of the Global Resource & Sustainability Task Force is to drive efficient and sustainable use of finite resources by enabling technological and business innovation.
Business leaders have a responsibility to ensure that the resources they rely on—many of which are finite—are utilized in the most efficient and sustainable manner. Doing so is not only good for business, but it’s good for our communities and our economy. This task force serves as a platform for encouraging the implementation of proven and creative sustainability practices in business, as well as for greater engagement by policymakers who can help enable the innovation required to optimize resource efficiency.—John Hopkins, Chamber Executive Committee Chairman and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, NuScale
Pressure is rising on business to demonstrate sustainable and efficient use of natural resources, but it is often left out of the discussion. It’s imperative that business has a constant voice in addressing policy-makers on ways to incentivize and reward efficient management of all finite resources along global supply chains.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is building a group of international companies to establish business approaches to sustainable resource management in major markets. The U.S. Chamber has already established a dialogue with the G7, and we will use it to drive a pro-business understanding of resource challenges. We will advocate for preemptive systemic policies that enable investment and innovation in the better management of finite resources.
Featured task force guest speakers have included:
• Advocate for results-oriented policies and performance standards to bolster efficient use of finite resources.
• Advocate for science-based methods of gauging the benefits of resource efficiency.
• Build business’ credibility with international bodies.
• Support U.S. policymakers in their international engagements.
• Urge changes in public spending and accounting rules to incentivize resource efficiency.
• Promote resource efficiency solutions in manufacturing, logistics, urban and agricultural use, and finance.
• Develop regional and country-specific recommendations on green growth (e.g. Comments on the European Commission's Consultation on the Renewed Sustainable Finance Strategy)
• View the U.S. Chamber's recommendations on Sustainability and Trade.
• Support thought leadership of task force members.
• Build issue-based international coalitions.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce launched the International Policy Coalition for Sustainable Growth (CSG), as an open-network of national and international businesses and experts that advocate for public policy solutions to drive environmentally sustainable economic growth.
The Global Resource & Sustainability Task Force serves as the steering committee for the CSG, which advances national, regional, and global sustainable development policies focused on driving innovation in resource efficiency across a range of sectors. The CSG promotes trade policies that support environmental sustainability and competitiveness, and advocates for market-based financing for sustainable infrastructure investments.
Four policy pillars are central to the work of the coalition:
For more infomation about the CSG and our knowledge partners, please click here.
Gary V. Litman
Vice President, Global Initiatives
Associate Manager, Global Initiatives & International Operations
Plastic Impact on Our Oceans: The Decade Ahead
Mohammad Abunayyan, chair of the B20 ESC Taskforce, breaks down the importance of environmentally sustainable trade in the wake of COVID-19.
The U.S. Chamber’s International Policy Coalition for Sustainable Growth (CSG) is hosting an international event on June 16th with business leaders and government officials focused on advancing an environmentally-sustainable economic growth agenda in the wake of COVID-19.
Join us for a conversation on June 9 from 10:30 am-11:45 am EST with International Monetary Fund Managing Director, Kristalina Georgieva for a business community forum on sustainable global recovery.
Sustainability and TradeAccording to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and OECD global trade in environmental goods exceeds $1 trillion annually.
The International Policy Coalition for Sustainable Growth will host a virtual policy consultation featuring the OECD's Biodiversity Working Party, One Planet Business for Biodiversity (OP2B), and Bayer to discuss what international policies are needed to support business investment in biodiversity and resilient ecosystems. Speakers:
On 11 November 2019, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Global Sustainability Task Force successfully launched a series of International Dialogues on Sustainable Resources in Brasilia with the Brazilian Ministry of Environment.
We, the Ministers of Labour and Employment of G20 members and invited countries, met in Matsuyama, Japan on 1-2 September 2019 to discuss global developments with respect to employment, and progress on our previous commitments, and agree on policy prioritiesto address demographic change, new forms of work, and global efforts to realize gender equality.