20 06, 2018

John Denton, ICC Secretary General joins UN Global compact board

2019-01-08T09:49:44+02:00June 20th, 2018|Global issues & trends, News|

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

22 03, 2018

How business is marking a critical World Water Day

2019-01-08T12:07:12+02:00March 22nd, 2018|Environment and Energy, Global issues & trends, News|

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

15 02, 2018

5 ways tax policy can help achieve the UN Global Goals

2019-01-08T12:35:07+02:00February 15th, 2018|Environment and Energy, Global issues & trends, News, Taxation|

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.

7 12, 2017

SUPPORTING SMEs AGAINST CORRUPTION

2017-11-21T15:33:59+02:00December 7th, 2017|, |

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.

13 10, 2017

From abuse to empowerment: ICC hears one woman’s story to entrepreneurship

2019-01-08T14:55:41+02:00October 13th, 2017|Environment and Energy, Global issues & trends, News|

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 [...]

19 07, 2017

Business is stepping up for transformational partnerships

2019-01-08T12:14:08+02:00July 19th, 2017|Global issues & trends, News, Trade and Investment Policy|

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 [...]

12 06, 2017

3 steps to leverage technology for Global Goals

2019-01-08T12:16:46+02:00June 12th, 2017|Digital Economy, News|

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 [...]

24 05, 2017

ICC welcomes enhanced focus on trade finance in UN Financing for Development review

2017-05-29T15:11:06+02:00May 24th, 2017|Banking, News|

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 [...]

22 05, 2017

Trade finance gap needs to be addressed by UN action, says ICC

2017-05-22T17:38:52+02:00May 22nd, 2017|Banking, News|

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 [...]