ICC has welcomed plans to create a pan African Green infrastructure Investment Bank. The announcement was made at last weekend’s African Sovereign Wealth and Pension Fund Leaders Forum as part of the 2021 Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, hosted by the United Nations United Nations Economic Commission for Africa.
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ICC’s Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP) initiative has released a 2020 update of its 2013 publication examining the balance of facilitation and control required to combat illicit trade in Free Trade Zones.
ICC Sustainability Working Group announces new project to review the state of sustainable finance across the export finance industry
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Global Export Finance Committee’s Sustainability Working Group (ICC-SWG) has commissioned International Financial Consulting Ltd. and Acre Impact Capital to develop a white paper, to be published in June 2021.
ICC Secretary General John W.H. Denton AO convened a regional meeting this week, marking the establishment of a Latin America (LATAM) and Caribbean Action Group. The group will bolster efforts towards an historic ICC commitment to help digitise a million SMEs worldwide.
The United Nation General Assembly (UNGA) high-level week took place from 23-27 September in New York, setting the global agenda on an array of global issues, from peace and security to sustainability and finance. Led by ICC Secretary General John W.H. Denton AO and ICC Chair Paul Polman, ICC was actively involved in a number of high-level meetings on financing, health coverage and small island developing states as the institutional representative of 45 million companies in over 100 countries.
The ability to generate profits typically determines a company’s success. But leadership today requires business leaders to demonstrate that profit comes with a real purpose. While numbers are still as important as ever, more and more companies are doubling down to make their mark beyond profit margins.
Michael Wilkins, Head of Sustainable Finance, S&P Global Ratings, explores the key positive disruptors of the energy transition, namely climate initiatives and advancing technology.
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”.
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has welcomed the findings of a landmark report by the Business & Sustainable Development Commission (BSDC) which reveals that sustainable business models could open economic opportunities worth at least US$12 trillion – creating up to 380 million jobs a year by 2030.
As governments gather in New York for the 18th session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development (UNCSD), ICC has stressed the critical role of the private sector as a partner for creating solutions to today’s pressing sustainability challenges.