B20 Partners with WTO and ICC to Provide Recommendations to Address the Growing Trade Finance Gap Blog by: Lubna Olayan The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the global trade and investment system in an unprecedented way, significantly impacting supply and demand. While the world seeks to recover from the shock of the pandemic, the virus’s impact
A Conversation with G20 Labour Sherpas Blog by: Dr. Ilham Mansour Al-Dakheel Over the last several months, the B20 Saudi Arabia’s Future of Work & Education Taskforce has worked diligently on recommendations for more and better employment, inclusive growth and sustainable development. When we began our work in January, we could not have expected the
Lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic Blog by: Dr. Ilham Mansour Al-Dakheel I recently had the honor of joining Chatham House, an international think tank, to discuss how COVID-19 is reshaping the future of work. I was joined by other esteemed panelists including Sir Christopher Pissarides, Nobel Laureate; Regius Professor of Economics at LSE, and
In the face of the most significant recession the world has seen in almost a century (1), global leaders are calling for cautious optimism and stronger private-public collaboration to assess the impact of COVID-19 and prepare for a possible second wave of infections. On 16 July, B20 Saudi Arabia convened global leaders and experts from
Blog by: Dr. Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun A panel discussion on the challenges of the private sector and global economy during the COVID-19 outbreak On 6 July, B20 Sherpa, Dr. Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun, spoke at the IsDB Group’s webinar on the Private Sector Action Response to COVID-19 to discuss the challenges facing the private sector and global economy
Blog by: Mr. Yousef Abdullah Al-Benyan Six Fundamental and Actionable Policy Recommendations The COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing crisis is a consequence of an intricately woven ecological, health, social and economic system. Only global collaboration and consensus between governments, businesses and global governance institutions can overcome a multi-dimensional and systemic crisis. As the voice of
Blog by Danielle Cannata Delivering more ethical and inclusive growth necessitates empowering women, a key objective of the Saudi B20 Presidency. To help effectuate this, the B20 Saudi Arabia Integrity & Compliance Taskforce launched an important project designed to empower women to resist solicitation and become part of the solution to corruption in global supply
A conversation from the Partnering Against Corruption Initiative’s (PACI) Biannual Community Meeting On 18 June, B20 Saudi Arabia’s Integrity & Compliance Taskforce Chair Mathad Al-Ajmi spoke at the World Economic Forum’s PACI Biannual Community Meeting to discuss how business integrity topics beyond anti-corruption can be better integrated on a policy level. The following Q&A stems
The W20 and B20 Women in Business Action Council members convened for a virtual meeting on 18 June 2020 to initiate a discussion on common themes, women entrepreneurship and Covid-19. Captured below is a synopsis of the discussion between the W20 Chair – Dr. Thoraya Obaid and Ms. Rania Nashar, Chair of the Women in
Blog by Mr. Erol Kiresepi 27 June marks International Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (MSME) Day. In recognition of their valuable contribution to local and global economies, the International Organisation of Employers (IOE), a partner of B20 Saudi Arabia, has authored a guest blog post on how the G20 can support efforts to ensure business
#B20Blog by Lubna Olayan | The blog reflects on the recently issued joint statement by #B20SaudiArabia, @WTO and @ICCWbo to @G20org on the negative impact of the growing trade financing gap, which will have a disproportionate effect on #MSMEs and developing nations.
#ICYMI - #B20Virtual | Chris Nicholas of @WalmartInc underlines how #Covid19 accelerated the adoption of #digital technologies and that "Businesses and policymakers need to collaborate to speed up productivity and solve problems”.