BASIS: Business Action to Support the Information Society – Brochure
BASIS: AN EFFECTIVE VOICE FOR BUSINESS WHERE IT MATTERS
MOBILIZING BUSINESS PARTICIPATION IN THE INTERNET GOVERNANCE FORUM
Aligning efforts where possible, ICC BASIS works with all stakeholders to improve mutual understanding.
Each year, our members identify and nominate business representatives to the IGF Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) – the group responsible for thought leadership to the content, planning and execution of the forum.
SAFEGUARDING THE FUTURE AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE INFORMATION SOCIETY
ICC served the global business community during the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) both in 2003 and 2005 and was subsequently asked by business to continue this work convening and sharing business views in the WSIS follow up activities; and so ICC BASIS was created. In addition to providing valuable business input and expertise, ICC raises awareness across the business community on how the important Internet governance dialogues and deliberations affect business interests and the future of the Internet thus strengthening private sector engagement.
THE RECOGNIZED VOICE OF BUSINESS AT THE HIGHEST LEVELS
We amplify broad business positions and priorities leveraging ICC’s highest level consultative status to the United Nations. ICC BASIS provides a cost-effective way for members to stay informed and influential when developments impacting business are discussed. ICC BASIS is a respected and recognized collective voice because ICC is not just consulted but listened to — whether speaking on high level panels or participating in expertlevel discussions.
BROADENING INPUT WITH DIVERSE BUSINESS VIEWS
ICC BASIS served on the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) to ensure a broad business perspective was factored into the transition deliberations. While members work on specific community interests in the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), ICC BASIS helps members leverage their collective vigilance where warranted and raise a united voice where beneficial, such as in the ICANN accountability deliberations, which will be ongoing.
BRINGING IN EXPERIENCE AND EFFECTIVE ENGAGEMENT
As the most experienced and representative private sector organization in the Internet governance arena, ICC BASIS was called upon to negotiate the multistakeholder principles and roadmap to ensure a balanced outcome of Netmundial that did not override or discount the role and interests of business.