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12 October 2020

Blog by: Yousef Al-Benyan 2020 has come to be a momentous year! The greatest and most complex challenge in a century has unravelled the vulnerabilities and fissures in the world, undoing a lot of the progress made since World War II. The ongoing health and socio-economic crisis with complex geo-political ramifications, has got the world

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The Energy Industry is Key to a Low-Carbon Economy

4 October 2020

Blog By: Seifi Ghasemi COVID-19 represents an opportunity for the broader energy sector, and businesses essential to that sector, to rethink traditional processes and drive innovation. Aligning the global COVID-19 recovery strategy with decarbonization targets is an opportunity not just for a green transition, but also, for sustainable growth. According to the International Energy Agency

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Enhancing Integrity for Responsible and Inclusive Growth

8 September 2020

Blog by: Mathad Al-Ajmi The devastating impact of COVID-19 and its consequent risk of corrupt practices have heightened the need to enhance transparency, integrity and fighting corruption to drive sustainable growth. As the voice of the private sector to the G20, B20 Saudi Arabia has both the platform and the responsibility to articulate expectations of

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Elevating Youth Skills to Build a More Resilient, Inclusive Future

12 August 2020

Blog by: Dr. Ilham Mansour Al-Dakheel An evolving workplace is a constant feature of economies, but the onset of COVID-19 and its profound impact has pushed disruption and the digital revolution to new heights. Even before the pandemic, the latest International Labour Organization (ILO) Global Employment Trends for Youth report showed the number of youth

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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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