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Mind the Trade Finance Gap

5 August 2020

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

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Necessary Action to Address the Economic and Employment Impact of the Pandemic

30 July 2020

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

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Reshaping the Future of Work

29 July 2020

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

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How Global Leaders Can Address the Immediate Health Crisis of COVID-19 and Commence a Recovery Phase

6 July 2020

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

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The Important Role Women Can Play in Fighting Corruption in the Supply Chain

30 June 2020

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

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Responsible Business Conduct in the 21st Century – Integrating Agendas for Greater Impact

29 June 2020

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

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W20 – B20 Women in Business Action Council Virtual Meeting

28 June 2020

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

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Creating the conditions for a better tomorrow

27 June 2020

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

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