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What’s your company’s #GlobalGoal ?

ICC Global Goals Competition

In the run-up to the 2017 High-Level Political Forum (HLPF), the United Nations central platform for reviewing implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, ICC is calling for companies to share examples of what they are doing to support the Sustainable Development Goals – known widely as the “Global Goals”.

3 ways to reduce climate change impact on oceans


The 2017 United Nations Ocean Conference took place earlier this month seeking to mobilize action for the conservation and sustainable use of the oceans, seas and marine resources.

3 reasons to celebrate 80 years of the ICC Marketing Code


The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is in Cannes, France this week marking the first in a series of events to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the ICC Consolidated Code of Marketing and Advertising Communication Practice (ICC Code).

ICC Asia Conference: 3 reasons to reserve your place

3rd ICC Asia Conference on International Arbitration

Convening the international dispute resolution community, the ICC Asia Conference will take place from 27-29 June 2017 at the Four Seasons in Singapore. The conference is set to bring into focus the region’s latest arbitration developments.

ICC Academy unveils new e-course on digital trade finance and fintechs

ICC Academy unveils new e-course on digital trade finance and fintechs

The educational arm of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the ICC Academy, has launched an advanced-level e-course entitled “Digital Trade Finance and Fintechs.” The curriculum is aimed at professionals working in banks, corporations, financial institutions, insurance companies and financial technology (fintech) firms.

ICC BASCAP provides input to enhance reform of Singapore Customs Act

Ships in Singapore await Customs clearance

ICC Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP) responded to proposed amendments by the Singapore Government to the Customs Act for 2017 which would allow Customs to waive the submission of shipping manifests at Singapore’s transhipment and transit hubs.

Karien van Gennip elected ICC Vice-Chair

ICC Vice-Chair Karien van Gennip

Karien van Gennip was elected as Vice-Chair of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) at the 2017 meeting of the ICC World Council on 6 June 2017 in Nairobi, Kenya—the first time a woman has ever held a Vice-Chair position.

3 steps to leverage technology for Global Goals

participants of the 2017 WSIS Forum

Many initiatives have highlighted the ways technology can be leveraged for sustainable economic development. The Internet accounts for a significant and growing portion of global GDP and governments continue to grapple with policy options to ensure benefits are wide-spread and empower local populations.

ICC WCF Honorary Chairman opens conference of friendly chambers


The role of chambers in bringing the voice of business to the table is more important than ever, ICC World Chambers Federation (WCF) Honorary Chairman Rona Yircali told delegates during the opening ceremony of the 4th Beijing International Conference of Friendly Chambers of Commerce on 7 June 2017.

BRICS must engage with chambers to drive inclusive economic growth

Peter Mihok

Speaking on a panel on Boosting Economic Cooperation in BRICS counties at the recent St Petersburg International Economic Forum, World Chambers Federation Chair Peter Mihok urged BRICS stakeholders to ensure the active engagement of chambers of commerce and their business communities, in key BRICS dialogue and projects.