The U.S. Chamber advances business interests in key dialogues with Group of 20 (G20) policymakers. As G20 was elevated to coordinate policy action in dealing with the global economic crisis, the Chamber has been contributing to all private sector consultations with G20 at both national and international levels.
Our actions are guided by the G20 Initiatives Working Group, which has conducted a wide range of in-depth discussions with key officials from G20 countries who are responsible for changing the rules of global finance and growth rebalancing.
What does G20 deal with now?
- People: Building a more inclusive global society implies protecting the most vulnerable, above all young people, precarious workers, small and medium enterprises; promoting women’s empowerment; ensuring universal access to education; redistributing opportunities within countries and decreasing disparities between regions. Financial inclusion of women and youth, person-centric healthcare, inclusive tourism, and financing the 2030 sustainable development agenda.
- Planet: A transition towards renewable energies and a green recovery, with a focus on modern, “smart” cities, is among the main priorities promoted by the Italian Presidency. The G20 is working on new tools for sustainable urbanization, on energy efficiency, on improved, modern mobility.
- Prosperity: Making health services more effective; facilitate data sharing to strengthen global pandemic preparedness and response; enhancing smart, agile and flexible working models, which may contribute to better redistribute unpaid care work between genders and promote a better work-life balance for both men and women; improve the efficiency of energy distribution networks and grids and enhance the reach of educational activities.
Who Are the G20?
The G20 comprises 19 countries and the European Union:
- Republic of Korea
- Saudi Arabia
- South Africa
- United Kingdom
- United States
- European Union
Our Mission at B20
We represent the interests of our national business communities in the G20 dialogue process and ensure decisions taken by G20 leaders reflect the input and understanding of the business community.
To lead the business response to the policies agreed upon by heads of states at the G20 level, the Chamber has become a founding member of the Global Business Coalition of national business federations from the top 20 world economies.
The coalition brings together the leading national independent associations of selected G20 countries. We share the mission of representing broad business interests and views relevant to the G20 agenda, and agree to cooperate in sharing ideas; information and resources in order to promote agreed upon positions and inform members of our associations and the public opinion with respect to the policy views of the business community.
The Coalition ensures the continuity of dialogue with policy-makers between each Presidency of the B20/G20 Business Summit.
Our partners in the Global Business Coalition are:
- France: French Business Federation (MEDEF)
- Canada: Canadian Chamber of Commerce (CCC)
- Germany: Federation of German Industries (BDI)
- Egypt: Federation of Egyptian Industries (FEI)
- EU: BusinessEurope
- UK: Confederation of British industry (CBI)
- India: Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)
- Korea: Federation of Korean Industries (FKI)
- Italy: Confindustria
- Spain: Confederation of Employers and Industries of Spain (CEOE)
- Turkey: Turkish industry and Business Association (TUSIAD)
- Brazil: National Confederation of Industry (CNI)
- Australia: Australian Industry Group (AiG)
- Argentina: Union Industrial Argentina (UIA)