ICC delivers solutions that address the major shifts taking place in the world economy. From making trade work for people and planet to making action on climate everyone’s business, our purpose is to enable business to secure peace, prosperity and opportunity for all.
Much of our work is of a very practical nature, focused on making it easier for business to operate internationally and do more as a force for good.
Drawing on the expertise and experience of our worldwide network to achieve real change at scale, we deliver tangible results in three key areas of activity: International engagement and advocacy, Rules and standards for the 21st Century and on the ground solutions and implementation.
These activities make ICC a unique and respected channel for business leadership in helping governments and other stakeholders manage global developments and work towards the achievement of global goals – for a brighter and more inclusive future for all.
Private sector innovation, investment and expertise will be vital if we are to successfully tackle climate change and promote sustainable and inclusive growth. We believe climate change is everyone’s business.
World trade is in large part dependent on the availability of reliable and cost-effective sources of financing. This means that banks and other financial institutions play a vital role in facilitating trade-led growth and development.
From micro-enterprises to multinational conglomerates, businesses in every sector and every region of the world are becoming increasingly dependent on information and communication technologies (ICTs) and a secure, stable and trusted Internet to carry out their daily operations.
Over the past two decades, the role of business in global governance has become increasingly important. ICC works to inform international policy debates in intergovernmental institutions – ensuring that global policy frameworks work with business to drive growth and economic development.
Responsible business conduct can help companies advance their management systems, attract investors, better manage supply chains and retain employees. That’s why companies worldwide are increasingly aware that doing business with integrity is the right way to do business.
ICC works to champion evidence-based policies to shape the multilateral trade and investment agenda as a driver of growth, jobs and development. We are the leading business voice in the World Trade Organization and other international forums – including the G20.