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The voice of enterprise - Edition 21

Global Business Coalition Cover Story

March 30: Save-the-date, International workshop on Resource Efficiency

Confindustria, along with the Global Business Coalition is engaged in a process of informing the G7 and G20 policy-makers of the forward trends within industries to support the development of an integrated international policy framework that benefits from good practices and experiences of how businesses can promote resource efficiency activities globally. In this context, an International workshop on Resource Efficiency is being hosted on March 30, 2017 in Rome, Italy. Read more

BDI: Economic growth of one & a half per cent expected in the coming year

Future growth cannot be taken for granted says BDI President Dieter Kempf Read more

CCC: Uncertainty could be opportunity for Canadian business in 2017

Chamber examines economic, political & technological issues facing business Read more

AiG: CEO’s cautiously optimistic about their business prospects in 2017

2017 CEO Business Outlook Survey based on responses from CEOs of 285 businesses Read more

USCC priority for 2017 - A growth agenda to unite all Americans

Chamber’s message to policymakers & incoming leaders is simple: Choose growth Read more

CII: Budget 2017-18 focuses on measures to increase transparency

Dr Forbes welcomes slashing of corporate income tax, for 96 per cent companies Read more

CEOE: Economy will continue recovery in 2017, but at a slower pace

New issue of ‘Economic Outlook’ covering the recent developments in Spain Read more

UIA: Analyzes the industrial situation & evaluates projections for 2017

UIA puts forth proposals to boost the industrial sector’s productivity in the coming year Read more

CNI elaborates on seven forecasts for the Brazilian economy for 2017

CNI projects an expansion of 1.3 per cent in industrial GDP compared to 2016 Read more


BusinessEurope: Making global supply chains more sustainable
Company representatives from different sectors share their experiences
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CNI: Reverse logistics – sustainable thinking for future generations
A focus on the movement for development & implementation of Reverse Logistics
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CBI responds to publication of the Government’s White Paper on Brexit
The CBI will support the Government to secure best possible outcome for UK
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CEOE: Spanish companies will be affected by the Brexit
Study by KPMG with CEOE says business models & supply chains will be affected
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U.S. Chamber launches the U.S.-UK Business Council
Council to amplify voice of U.S. Business Community as UK charts a new course
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BusinessEurope: EU business should be free to move data
Lift national restrictions, unleash the data-driven economy, says Markus Beyrer
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UIA participated in a B20 conference on corporate responsibility
The event, in Berlin, reflected on the role of business in the fight against corruption
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TÜSİAD elects board of directors for the 2017-2018 period
New office bearers elected at 47th General Assembly convened in Istanbul
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RUSSIA RSPP: Executive VP Cherepov met U.S.-Russia Business Council delegation Read more
JAPAN KEIDANREN: Chairman Sakakibara’s statement on new US administration Read more
JAPAN KEIDANREN: Building a solid path to a GDP 600 trillion Yen economy Read more
CHINA CCPIT: China-ASEAN cross-border e-commerce platform launched Read more
DENMARK DI: EU & Gulf Cooperation Council countries take step towards free trade Read more


BDI: Dieter Kempf unanimously elected President as of January, 2017

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TÜSİAD: Erol Bilecik elected President of the Board of Directors of the Association

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Ai Group: Chris Jenkins, Thales Australia CEO, elected new National President

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CII: David Landsman, new Chairperson, CII India Business Forum, UK

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MEDEF: Christine Lepage new Director of the International Department

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United States: Kenneth I. Juster, new Sherpa for G-7, G-20, & APEC summits

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B7 Italy – Business Summit, to be held in Rome on March 30-31, 2017

For 2017, Italy presides over G7, while Confindustria is in charge of B7 – the business side of the process Read more

B20 Germany: The themes and goals of Germany’s B20 Presidency

Agenda covers new topics that are now under the spotlight owing to global developments
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German G20 Presidency launches GreenInvest platform

Platform to engage developing countries on green finance needs and opportunities
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European Commission delivers on its promises for Circular Economy

EU offers guidance on recovery of energy from waste and works with EIB to boost investment
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Ellen MacArthur Foundation launches new Circular Design Guide with IDEO

Developed with input from leading businesses, over 400 students & specialist design institutions
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UN: Ground-breaking initiative – Green Digital Finance Alliance

UN-supported digital tool to stimulate advancement of digital technologies in green finance
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AIIB celebrates its first anniversary; launches its 2017 agenda

Focus: sustainable infrastructure, cross country connectivity & mobilization of private capital
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WEF: Report of Annual Meeting 2017: Responsive & Responsible Leadership

More than 3,000 participants from nearly 100 countries participated in over 400 sessions
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OECD: Policy 4.0 – Bringing the people on board in a digital world

Op-ed by Sigmar Gabriel & Angel Gurría highlights German G20 Presidency digital agenda
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February 12-14, 2017

World Government Summit - Dubai, UAE

February 16, 2017

CII: Conference on Digital & Cashless Economy - New Delhi, India

February 16-17, 2017

G20 Foreign Ministers Meeting - Bonn, Germany

February 17-19, 2017

53rd Munich Security Conference - Munich, Germany

February 20-23, 2017

4th South Asia Public Procurement Conference (SARPPC) - Colombo, Sri Lanka

February 21, 2017

BusinessEurope: Is the EU Single Market SME-friendly? What do SMEs actually need? - Brussels, Belgium

February 21-22, 2017

G20 International German Forum - Brussels, Belgium

February 23-24, 2017

G20 Workshop ‘Helping SMEs go Global – Moving forward in SME Finance’ - Berlin, Germany

February 28, 2017

European Commission: European Industry Day - Brussels, Belgium

March 01-03, 2017

Global Festival of Ideas for Sustainable Development - Bonn, Germany

March 03, 2017

G20 Task Force on the Digital Economy - Berlin, Germany

March 09-10, 2017

EESC: Circular Economy – One year after adoption, working together for the future - Brussels, Belgium