12 12, 2017

Global business outlines trade priorities in call to WTO members

2017-12-13T11:42:25+00:00 December 12th, 2017|Global issues & trends, News, Trade and Investment Policy|

This statement is issued at the conclusion of the Forum and following prior consultations with businesses and private-sector associations from across the world. On the basis of these discussions, we wish to convey the following recommendations to Members of the WTO attending its 11th Ministerial Conference (MC11) as regards the future direction of the world trade agenda.

11 12, 2017

5 reasons why gender equality in trade matters

2017-12-12T18:03:38+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Global issues & trends, News, Trade and Investment Policy|

Hopes are high for the launch of an historic Declaration on Trade and Gender at the 11th World Trade Organization (WTO) ministerial meeting taking place in Buenos Aires this week. Buenos Aires, 11 December 2017 The declaration – if adopted – will seek to promote a more inclusive trade agenda by enabling more women [...]

11 12, 2017

Forum to highlight business support for WTO

2017-12-12T18:05:07+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Global issues & trends, News, Trade and Investment Policy|

As the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) 11th ministerial conference kicks off this week in Buenos Aires, Argentina, business is mobilising to support the WTO and its multilateral rules-based approach to trade through the first-ever official “business forum”. Buenos Aires, 11 December 2017 This year, the WTO’s 11th annual ministerial conference takes place at a time [...]

11 12, 2017

What you need to know about climate finance ahead of the One Planet Summit

2017-12-12T18:15:02+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Environment and Energy, Global issues & trends, News|

Two years after that landmark moment when the Paris Agreement was adopted at COP21, the climate spotlight is once again turned towards the French capital for President Macron’s One Planet Summit, co-hosted by Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres and President of the World Bank Jim Yong Kim. Paris, 11 December 2017 The [...]

6 12, 2017

ICC is launching its 10th global survey on trade finance. Here’s why your bank should participate

2017-12-06T18:46:10+00:00 December 6th, 2017|Banking, Global issues & trends, News|

It’s once again that special season, where banks from around the world voice their experience and expertise in the ICC Banking Commission flagship trade finance survey. Paris, 6 December 2017 The upcoming report, to be released in April 2018, will be the 10th edition of ICC’s global survey, which informs trade finance practitioners of [...]

4 12, 2017

APL, Honda and Longchamp newest signatories of historic declaration to stamp out maritime shipping of counterfeits

2017-12-05T13:18:40+00:00 December 4th, 2017|BASCAP, News|

The addition of 3 new signatories comes on the 1st anniversary of the signing of the original Declaration in Nov. 2017, by leading shipping companies, leading freight forwarders and major multinational brand owners.

28 11, 2017

New ICC business guide demystifies international trade agreements

2017-11-28T17:57:31+00:00 November 28th, 2017|Global issues & trends, News, Trade and Investment Policy|

The authors have worked hard to simplify the complex and technical subjects of trade and investment to make them more accessible.

27 11, 2017

3 ways business is promoting human rights

2017-11-28T17:56:24+00:00 November 27th, 2017|Corporate Responsibilty and Anti-corruption, Digital Economy, Environment and Energy, News|

As the only private sector organisation that is an Observer to the UN, ICC has a key role to play in engaging business’ commitment to human rights and the UN sustainable development goals within the UN’s international decision-making system.

15 11, 2017

S&P Global: Business lays down its green roots

2017-11-17T10:41:49+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Environment and Energy, Global issues & trends, News|

Business is rising to the climate change challenge on all fronts. 14 November 2017 Investors are diversifying portfolios away from perceived climate risk and carbon-intensive projects. Green bond issuance nearly doubled in 2016, reaching US$95.6 billion. Policymakers are encouraging and, in France, mandating climate reporting. Governments and municipalities alike are establishing carbon-reduction goals; this [...]

14 11, 2017

Bosch: Synthetic fuels could power carbon-neutral vehicles in the near future

2017-11-17T12:20:36+00:00 November 14th, 2017|Environment and Energy, Global issues & trends, News|

Until recently, preventing around 2.8 gigatons of CO2 emissions by 2050 seemed like an impossible vision. This could soon change with the help of synthetic fuels, also known as e-fuels, argues Urs Ruth, Senior Expert on Climate Change and Energy at Bosch. 14 November 2017 A Bosch study has shown that e-fuels can make [...]