Global governance

ICC to guide business priorities for G20

  • 1 February 2024

Four ICC leaders will be co-leading task forces of the B20 group, the platform for the international business community to support the work of the G20 process organised under the stewardship of host country Brazil this year.

ICC Chair Maria Fernanda Garza, ICC Secretary General John W.H. Denton AO, Board Member Rolaco Holding Lama Al-Sulaiman, World Chambers Federation (WCF) First Vice-Chair Marie Christine Oghly, have been appointed as Co-Chairs of B20 Task Forces or Action Councils on, Integrity and Compliance, Finance and Infrastructure; Employment and Education; Women, Diversity and Inclusion in Business respectively.  

Ms Al-Sulaiman said:

“I am honoured to co-chair the B20 education and employment taskforce, aligning ICC’s impactful work to represent businesses worldwide. I look forward to driving tangible results that benefit people and communities worldwide, ensuring a future that works for everyone, everywhere.”

ICC is a B20 Network Partner again this year with a longstanding pivotal role in driving business priorities.

Brazil B20 established seven task forces and one action council, each dedicated to a specific area of focus around the theme of “Inclusive Growth for a Sustainable Future”.

The B20 Brazil 2024 was marked with an opening event on 29 January where Mr Denton took part in a plenary session to discuss innovation, productivity and business resilience.  

Mr Denton highlighted the vital role of global policies in driving innovation, productivity, and business resilience amid economic and environmental changes while emphasising the importance of international trade.

He said:

“We hope that, against the backdrop of the ongoing erosion of multilateralism, progress will be made in 2024 in designing and creating a more inclusive international system, which is fit for purpose in our rapidly changing world,” he said in his remarks.

“We are particularly happy to be contributing to the B20 discussions this year, including in our capacity as Network Partner to the Brazilian B20 cycle.”