Why does business care about maintaining biodiversity? In short, because biodiversity matters to everyone and everything.
The United Nations (UN) Global Compact has announced that John W.H. Denton AO, Secretary General of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), has joined its Board as a new Member
As the United Nations’ (UN) “Decade of Action” for water begins this year, the role of business in the responsible stewardship of our most vital natural resource is most important than ever
Translating the vision of the SDGs into action remains a major challenge. Tax is intrinsically linked to development, providing the revenue that states need to mobilise resources and reinforce national infrastructure.
"A trustworthy SME rejects corruption" is the title of the new informative brochure launched at the occasion of the international Public-Private event in Brussels.
You’re invited to celebrate with us the INTERNATIONAL ANTI-CORRUPTION DAY 2017 during this morning event, organized by the partners of ACTS, an anti-corruption project co-financed by the Internal Security Fund of the European Union, with the Belgian National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.
The inspiring story of abused child doughnut seller turned international catwalk model was the focus of an ICC World Business Women event aiming to highlight how developing business skills in women can drive gender equality targets as laid out under the United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development. Rebecca Ayoko, a former muse of [...]
SDG Business Forum 2017 - High-level Political Forum, United Nations Business statement This statement is issued by leading business organizations, private sector institutions and networks that support the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) across the world as listed at the end of this statement. Business supports the SDGs as a framework of universally applicable [...]
Many initiatives have highlighted the ways technology can be leveraged for sustainable economic development. The Internet accounts for a significant and growing portion of global GDP and governments continue to grapple with policy options to ensure benefits are wide-spread and empower local populations. In pursuit of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and [...]
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has welcomed official recognition of the estimated US$1.6 trillion trade financing gap in the United Nations’ (UN) annual Financing for Development (FfD) review. New York, 24 May 2017 In an intergovernmental text issued today, the UN underscores the importance of ensuring adequate and cost-effective trade financing for small [...]
Short-term financing is an essential tool to support the small business growth and sustainability, yet a growing trade finance shortfall hurts companies and countries that need it the most. Paris, 22 May 2017 World trade relies heavily on reliable sources of financing—both long-term (for capital investments) and short-term. The latter—commonly referred to as “trade finance”—is [...]
The first-ever Permanent Observer of ICC to the United Nations, Louise Kantrow, presented her credentials to United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres during an official ceremony at UN Headquarters in New York today. New York, 20 April 2017 Having served as ICC’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations from April 2007, Ms Kantrow brings extensive [...]