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Global business leaders align on policy actions to reinvigorate the world’s economy

Global business leaders align on policy actions to reinvigorate the world’s economy

5 October 2020

B20 Saudi Arabia today submitted its 25 policy recommendations in a report entitled ‘Realizing Opportunities of the 21st Century for All’ to the G20 Leaders imploring bold, collaborative and decisive action to put growth on a resilient and sustainable path that benefits all.

B20-UNDP JOINT STATEMENT ON ACCOUNTABILITY AND ANTI-CORRUPTION IN THE AGE OF A GLOBAL PANDEMIC

B20-UNDP JOINT STATEMENT ON ACCOUNTABILITY AND ANTI-CORRUPTION IN THE AGE OF A GLOBAL PANDEMIC

30 September 2020

The B20 and UNDP issued a joint statement today to urge the G20 to commit more explicitly to accountability and anti-corruption efforts to ensure the impact and effectiveness of response and recovery efforts to COVID-19; proposing a set of measures for implementation.

B20 and W20 Joint Statement on Women in International Trade Networks

B20 and W20 Joint Statement on Women in International Trade Networks

21 September 2020

To increase the inclusion of women in international trade networks and support their economic empowerment through trade, the B20 and the W20, recommend action-items to the G20 Members focussed on digital economy, global value chains, preferential access to trade finance, trade and development programmes, and gender-specific trade statistics.

B20 and IEA Joint Statement on Energy Transitions

B20 and IEA Joint Statement on Energy Transitions

18 September 2020

B20 and IEA issued a joint statement to call on the G20 Leaders to accelerate clean energy transitions for a resilient recovery. The call for commitment comes in the context of a series of G20 Ministerial meetings involving ministers of environment and energy, and the ongoing UN General Assembly.

B20, C20, L20, T20, W20 and Y20 Joint statement on G20 Global Pandemic Preparedness: Attending to Access to Education & Employment

B20, C20, L20, T20, W20 and Y20 Joint statement on G20 Global Pandemic Preparedness: Attending to Access to Education & Employment

17 August 2020

Through this Joint Statement, the B20, C20, L20, T20, W20 and Y20 call on G20 Leaders to take a leading role in coordinating international efforts at achieving collaborative and progressive education and labour reform. G20 should take immediate measures to safeguard access to education and employment as part of pandemic preparedness efforts comprising: Provide Social Protection, Foster Global Citizens with Future Skills for Future Work, and Harness Tech for Human Need.

B20 Saudi Arabia Convenes Business and Health Leaders to Assess Preparedness for the Impact of COVID-19 Second Wave

B20 Saudi Arabia Convenes Business and Health Leaders to Assess Preparedness for the Impact of COVID-19 Second Wave

16 July 2020

B20 Saudi Arabia organized a virtual event today to convene leading experts from business, government and international organizations for a conversation on planning for possible rebound of infection. Experts and business leaders reviewed what steps should be taken to prepare for a second wave, its potential impact on the global economy and what governments and business must do to mitigate the risk.

B20, WTO and ICC JOINT STATEMENT ON TRADE FINANCING AND COVID-19

B20, WTO and ICC JOINT STATEMENT ON TRADE FINANCING AND COVID-19

9 July 2020

B20, WTO and ICC released a joint statement today to draw attention to the significance of the growing trade finance gap and suggest possible avenues for private and public sector actors to work together to reduce it. The statement also welcomes the many positive emergency measures that many central banks, governments, development banks and regulators have taken, which helped stabilize the situation in trade finance markets.

B20 Announces Six Policies World Leaders Must Adopt to Accelerate Economic and Health Recovery from COVID-19

B20 Announces Six Policies World Leaders Must Adopt to Accelerate Economic and Health Recovery from COVID-19

6 July 2020

B20 Saudi Arabia today announced a six-point plan designed to combat the current global pandemic and lay a foundation to address future resurgences of the disease, including a potential “second wave” of the virus in the coming months. More than 750 business leaders from the G20 countries and beyond, including from multinational corporations and micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSME), provided input to the report.

B20 & S20 JOINT STATEMENT ON DIGITALIZATION IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19

B20 & S20 JOINT STATEMENT ON DIGITALIZATION IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19

29 April 2020

As the world tries to find effective solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic, governments and businesses are becoming increasingly reliant on digital technologies to support their communities and citizens. The B20 and S20 call on the G20 Leaders to act on a list of short-term and medium-term priorities for a swift and globally coordinated response on a number of important policy issues across the entire spectrum of the digital domain.

B20 Saudi Arabia Convenes Global Business and Health Leaders to Assess What the World Will Look Like After the COVID-19 Crisis

B20 Saudi Arabia Convenes Global Business and Health Leaders to Assess What the World Will Look Like After the COVID-19 Crisis

22 April 2020

B20 Saudi Arabia hosted a virtual plenary session entitled “Reviving Business for a New Normal”. The event featured three panel discussions with prominent business and public health leaders from the WHO, ICC, Bayer, Enel and Case Foundation. Mr. Yousef Al-Benyan, Chair of B20 Saudi Arabia kicked off the plenary attended by more than 600 participants from across the world.