Paris, November 29, 2016 – The Global Business Coalition (GBC) increases its efforts to speak with a joint business voice

  • B20 Coalition rebrands into The Global Business Coalition
  • Crucial that business communities share intelligence and foster mutual understanding
  • GBC to provide governments with comprehensive and pragmatic solutions

In times of uprising inward-looking movements worldwide, the Global Business Coalition (GBC), formerly B20 Coalition, stands for one important value: international cooperation. Playing a leading role in fostering international cooperation between national business communities, the GBC is therefore reinforcing its capacities in crucial times. Through well-established networks, each business association that is a GBC member, represents the views of enterprises in its respective market and leads critical dialogues with governments in order to promote policies that foster sustainable & inclusive growth, job creation and competitiveness. With a unique understanding of the trends, challenges and aspirations that are at stake across each of its members’ market, the GBC is committed to deepening its mandate to build consensus and develop common positions on issues critical for enterprises worldwide.

Commenting on these renewed ambitions, Ulrich Grillo, President of the Federation of German Industries (BDI), the organisation assuming the Presidency of the GBC since June 2016 said, “In a complex, uncertain and fast evolving world, it is key that the business communities work together, share intelligence and foster mutual understanding, to provide governments with comprehensive and pragmatic positions in a common voice’’.

By ensuring the link between governments, relevant international institutions and business communities, the GBC will continue to look at playing an instrumental role in supporting the G20/ B20 process, notably by ensuring continuity over successive country Presidencies, while looking at increasing its commitments in voicing the views of enterprises within major international fora.

Mr. Grillo added: “While currently assuming the Presidency of the Global Business Coalition, BDI, along with BDA & DIHK, is also coordinating the B20 Germany agenda. We are pleased to count on the active involvement of the GBC within the B20 Germany taskforces, notably the Digitalization and the Energy, Climate & Resource Efficiency ones. With the Coalition’s 2015/2016 and 2016/2017 priority topics “digital economy” and “resource efficiency”, I am sure that we will be successful in introducing constructive and tangible contributions to the 2017 G20 agenda’’.

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U.S. Chamber announces launch of Global Business Coalition

Washington, D.C., November 29, 2016 — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced the launch of the Global Business Coalition (GBC), a coalition of national business associations from major world economies to promote international policy cooperation and advocate on behalf of more than 6.8 million small, medium and large-scale companies. The U.S. Chamber will represent American businesses within the GBC, which is active in fifteen world capitals.

“When American businesses can compete fairly around the world, they can help grow our economy. The GBC will give American businesses a seat at the table in global capitals by re-enforcing a link between businesses, governments, and international institutions,” said Myron Brilliant, executive vice president and head of International Affairs for the U.S. Chamber. “The U.S. Chamber is committed to working with our partners around the world to advance American exports and protect American businesses, which includes as an active part of the GBC.”

GBC members will represent the views of enterprises in their respective markets and lead critical dialogues with governments in order to promote policies that foster economic growth and job creation. The U.S. Chamber will represent American businesses alongside other GBC members including Ai Group in Australia, BDI in Germany, BUSA in South Africa, BusinessEurope, CBI in the United Kingdom, CCC in Canada, CEOE in Spain, CII in India, CNI in Brazil, Confindustria in Italy, FKI in South Korea, MEDEF in France, TÜSİAD in Turkey, and UIA in Argentina.

Previously organized as the B20 Coalition, the GBC will play an important role in supporting the G20 and B20 processes, ensuring continuity over successive country presidencies, and representing the views of enterprises within major international institutions such as the World Bank and the United Nations.

Source: USCC


CEOE anuncia el lanzamiento de Global Business Coalition

13 Dic 2016

CEOE ha anunciado el lanzamiento de GLOBAL BUSINESS COALITION (GBC), una coalición  que representa  a las organizaciones empresariales nacionales de las mayoras economías del mundo, con el fin de cooperar de manera más estrecha en la defensa de los intereses empresariales de millones de PYMES y grandes empresas. CEOE representará a las empresas españolas en esta organización empresarial supranacional, con presencia en quince capitales.

Antes conocida como B20 Coalition, GBC desempeñará un papel importante en  los procesos  G20 y B20, donde garantizará la continuidad y el seguimiento de los trabajos a largo de la presidencia rotatoria del G20 y B20, y defenderá los intereses empresariales ante las instituciones internacionales, como el Banco Mundial.

La presencia de CEOE en GBC nos permitirá, en palabras de su presidente, Juan Rosell,  trabajar de forma más estrecha con las principales organizaciones empresariales para establecer un marco de reglas que garantice a las empresas españolas competir en igualdad de condiciones en terceros mercados, aspecto fundamental para que  nuestras empresas puedan exportar e invertir en el exterior.

Los miembros de GBC representarán los intereses empresariales en sus respectivos mercados e impulsarán un diálogo constructivo con los gobiernos con el fin de promover políticas que impulsen el crecimiento económico y la creación de empleo.

CEOE representará los intereses empresariales, junto a las siguientes organizaciones empresariales: Ai Group de Australia, BDI de Alemania, BUSA de Sudáfrica, BusinessEurope, CBI del Reino Unido, CCC de Canadá, CII de India, CNI de Brasil, Cofindustria de Italia, FKI de Corea del Sur, MEDEF, de Francia, TÜSIAD de Turquía u UIA de Argentina y US Chamber of Commerce de Estados Unidos.

Source: CEOE


UIA anuncia el lanzamiento de Global Business Coalition

21 de Diciembre de 2016

Se trata de una coalición que nuclea a las principales organizaciones empresariales del mundo para tender lazos de cooperación entre los sectores público y privado de cada país.

La Unión Industrial Argentina presentará próximamente Global Business Coalition (GBC), una coalición que representa a las organizaciones empresariales nacionales de las principales economías del mundo, con el fin de cooperar de manera más estrecha en la defensa de los intereses del sector productivo. En este sentido, la entidad industrial representará al empresariado local dentro de esta organización supranacional.

Antes conocida como B20 Coalition, la GBC desempeñará un papel importante en los procesos  G20 y B20, ya que garantizará la continuidad y el seguimiento de los trabajos realizados a lo largo de la presidencia rotatoria de ambos foros que en dos años se realizarán en Argentina.

La participación de la UIA en esta organización permitirá trabajar conjuntamente con redes empresariales consolidadas y construir instancias de diálogo con los gobiernos a fin de promover políticas que impulsen un crecimiento sustentable e inclusivo, así como la creación de empleo productivo y la competitividad. De igual modo, será esencial para establecer un marco de reglas que garantice a las empresas argentinas competir en igualdad de condiciones en otros mercados, aspecto fundamental para que nuestras compañías puedan exportar e invertir en el exterior.

Source: UIA