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ICC documents available for download include rules and standards, practical guidelines and reference works. Essential for bankers, lawyers, arbitrators, academics and anyone involved in cross border trade, all documents aim to facilitate business and spread best practice worldwide.

Critical Design Features for Effective Carbon Pricing – A Business Perspective

This ICC report provides a roadmap for policymakers looking to implement or improve carbon pricing mechanisms to reduce carbon emissions. It does so by outlining critical design features for carbon pricing mechanisms and presenting five case studies on key features in existing systems.

How competition policy acts as a barrier to climate action

This ICC white paper explores how to bridge the gap between businesses, and competition authorities, who hold conflicting perspectives on the value of business collaboration to achieve their own and/or global sustainability goals. It provides real-world business cases and proposes dos and don’ts for businesses looking to cooperate with competitors to contribute to the fight against climate change.

ICC Standards for Sustainable Trade and Sustainable Trade Finance: Wave 1 Framework

With the goal of setting standards for sustainable trade, ICC published the Wave 1 Framework. The framework assesses both the environmental sustainability of a transaction, and how it supports socio-economically sustainable development. It is designed to advance two objectives: support business in meeting both the Paris Agreement objective of limiting global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Business statement: Accelerating climate adaptation for every child

Ahead of COP27, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and global business leaders have released a joint statement calling on governments and businesses to take decisive action in accelerating climate adaptation and ensuring that the focus on children’s rights remain central to discussions, negotiations, and actions.

2022 ICC Trade Register report: Global risks in trade finance

The 2022 edition of the ICC Trade Register includes a first look at credit risk performance of trade finance in a ‘post-COVID’ economy. It is an updated market forecasts for global trade and trade finance in the emerging macroeconomic climate.

Sanctions: Basic Guide for SMEs

This guidance from the ICC Institute of World Business Law Task Force on Compliance aims to help SMEs comply with trade sanctions, ensuring that its activities contribute to ICC’s mission to make business work for everyone, every day, everywhere.