Paris, November 29, 2016 – The Global Business Coalition (GBC) increases its efforts to speak with a joint business voice

  • B20 Coalition rebrands into The Global Business Coalition
  • Crucial that business communities share intelligence and foster mutual understanding
  • GBC to provide governments with comprehensive and pragmatic solutions

In times of uprising inward-looking movements worldwide, the Global Business Coalition (GBC), formerly B20 Coalition, stands for one important value: international cooperation. Playing a leading role in fostering international cooperation between national business communities, the GBC is therefore reinforcing its capacities in crucial times. Through well-established networks, each business association that is a GBC member, represents the views of enterprises in its respective market and leads critical dialogues with governments in order to promote policies that foster sustainable & inclusive growth, job creation and competitiveness. With a unique understanding of the trends, challenges and aspirations that are at stake across each of its members’ market, the GBC is committed to deepening its mandate to build consensus and develop common positions on issues critical for enterprises worldwide.

Commenting on these renewed ambitions, Ulrich Grillo, President of the Federation of German Industries (BDI), the organisation assuming the Presidency of the GBC since June 2016 said, “In a complex, uncertain and fast evolving world, it is key that the business communities work together, share intelligence and foster mutual understanding, to provide governments with comprehensive and pragmatic positions in a common voice’’.

By ensuring the link between governments, relevant international institutions and business communities, the GBC will continue to look at playing an instrumental role in supporting the G20/ B20 process, notably by ensuring continuity over successive country Presidencies, while looking at increasing its commitments in voicing the views of enterprises within major international fora.

Mr. Grillo added: “While currently assuming the Presidency of the Global Business Coalition, BDI, along with BDA & DIHK, is also coordinating the B20 Germany agenda. We are pleased to count on the active involvement of the GBC within the B20 Germany taskforces, notably the Digitalization and the Energy, Climate & Resource Efficiency ones. With the Coalition’s 2015/2016 and 2016/2017 priority topics “digital economy” and “resource efficiency”, I am sure that we will be successful in introducing constructive and tangible contributions to the 2017 G20 agenda’’.

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U.S. Chamber announces launch of Global Business Coalition

Washington, D.C., November 29, 2016 — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced the launch of the Global Business Coalition (GBC), a coalition of national business associations from major world economies to promote international policy cooperation and advocate on behalf of more than 6.8 million small, medium and large-scale companies. The U.S. Chamber will represent American businesses within the GBC, which is active in fifteen world capitals.

“When American businesses can compete fairly around the world, they can help grow our economy. The GBC will give American businesses a seat at the table in global capitals by re-enforcing a link between businesses, governments, and international institutions,” said Myron Brilliant, executive vice president and head of International Affairs for the U.S. Chamber. “The U.S. Chamber is committed to working with our partners around the world to advance American exports and protect American businesses, which includes as an active part of the GBC.”

GBC members will represent the views of enterprises in their respective markets and lead critical dialogues with governments in order to promote policies that foster economic growth and job creation. The U.S. Chamber will represent American businesses alongside other GBC members including Ai Group in Australia, BDI in Germany, BUSA in South Africa, BusinessEurope, CBI in the United Kingdom, CCC in Canada, CEOE in Spain, CII in India, CNI in Brazil, Confindustria in Italy, FKI in South Korea, MEDEF in France, TÜSİAD in Turkey, and UIA in Argentina.

Previously organized as the B20 Coalition, the GBC will play an important role in supporting the G20 and B20 processes, ensuring continuity over successive country presidencies, and representing the views of enterprises within major international institutions such as the World Bank and the United Nations.

Source: USCC


BusinessEurope: The Global Business Coalition calls for international cooperation

Paris, November 29, 2016 – The Global Business Coalition (GBC) increases its efforts to speak with a joint business voice

  • B20 Coalition rebrands into The Global Business Coalition
  • Crucial that business communities share intelligence and foster mutual understanding
  • GBC to provide governments with comprehensive and pragmatic solutions

In times of uprising inward-looking movements worldwide, the Global Business Coalition (GBC), formerly B20 Coalition, stands for one important value: international cooperation. Playing a leading role in fostering international cooperation between national business communities, the GBC is therefore reinforcing its capacities in crucial times. Through well-established networks, each business association that is a GBC member, represents the views of enterprises in its respective market and leads critical dialogues with governments in order to promote policies that foster sustainable & inclusive growth, job creation and competitiveness. With a unique understanding of the trends, challenges and aspirations that are at stake across each of its members’ market, the GBC is committed to deepening its mandate to build consensus and develop common positions on issues critical for enterprises worldwide.

Commenting on these renewed ambitions, Ulrich Grillo, President of the Federation of German Industries (BDI), the organisation assuming the Presidency of the GBC since June 2016 said, “In a complex, uncertain and fast evolving world, it is key that the business communities work together, share intelligence and foster mutual understanding, to provide governments with comprehensive and pragmatic positions in a common voice’’.

By ensuring the link between governments, relevant international institutions and business communities, the GBC will continue to look at playing an instrumental role in supporting the G20/ B20 process, notably by ensuring continuity over successive country Presidencies, while looking at increasing its commitments in voicing the views of enterprises within major international fora.

Mr. Grillo added: “While currently assuming the Presidency of the Global Business Coalition, BDI, along with BDA & DIHK, is also coordinating the B20 Germany agenda. We are pleased to count on the active involvement of the GBC within the B20 Germany taskforces, notably the Digitalization and the Energy, Climate & Resource Efficiency ones. With the Coalition’s 2015/2016 and 2016/2017 priority topics “digital economy” and “resource efficiency”, I am sure that we will be successful in introducing constructive and tangible contributions to the 2017 G20 agenda’’.

Source: BusinessEurope