ICC G20 Policy Consultation – Berlin 2013

  • 26 January 2017

The following is a summary of discussions that took place at an ICC G20 consultation with German business leaders on the G20 policy agenda on 26 February 2013.

ICC Secretary General Jean-Guy Carrier explained how ICC’s role in providing input into the G20 was a natural extension of ICC’s historic mission since 1919 of representing global business views and promoting world peace through world trade.

ICC saw value in the G20 as a high-level platform and a continuous policy development process to which global business should seek to contribute “before G20 summits, during summits and after summits”, in order to ensure a positive interaction between business policy recommendations and the G20 agenda. Developing tools and mechanisms to keep track of G20 outcomes and their implementation — especially on topics of particular concern to business — was a key feature of being able to measure the results of the business contribution.

Stefano Bertasi, Executive Director, ICC Department of Policy and Business Practices, introduced the discussion on trade, investment and infrastructure, and the G20’s role in job creation by outlining the main outcomes of the Los Cabos G20 Summit and the preliminary recommendations developed so far by the B20 task forces on these issues.

Points made in the ensuing discussion moderated by Mr Carrier included the following: