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Customs: Securing the Business Environment and Providing Impetus for Growth
By Kunio Mikuriya, Secretary General of the World Customs Organization

In an era increasingly marked by the growing presence of both the digital and shared economies, underpinned by the use of information communication technology (ICT), and the sharp increase in cross-bo..

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Training needs to reach the SDGs by 2030
By Nikhil Seth, Executive Director of UNITAR
UN Assistant Secretary- General, Executive Director UNITAR

Over two years since the historic adoption of the goals and targets contained in the 2030 Agenda, the time has come to assess the bottlenecks which impact their realization. I focus only on the promis..

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The Power of the Global Goals
By Lise Kingo, CEO and Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact

When leaders from 193 countries adopted the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals nearly three years ago, it marked the start of the most ambitious plan of action for people and planet ..

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Now is the time for Argentina to show real green finance leadership
By Fiona Reynolds, PRI Managing Director
Managing Director, Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)

As the G20 summit moves to South America for the first time, all eyes will be on Argentina this spring, hoping that the country shows real leadership on climate action – especially as President Macr..

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“THE KEY LIES IN USING DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES TO SOLVE ENTREPRENEURIAL CHALLENGES THAT IMPACT VERY FAST IN THE BUSINESS”
By Agustín J. Sáenz, Director of Industry and Transport and member of the B20 Industry 4.0 group

  TECNALIA is a benchmark Research and Technological Development Centre in Europe with 1,400 experts, focused on transforming technology into GDP. Agustín J. Sáenz, Director of Industry and ..

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Promoting good governance – a key factor for stability and security
By Thomas Greminger, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe

Good governance leads to economic benefits in a globalized world and it accelerates economic development. As such, it is an integral part of the comprehensive concept of security of the Organization f..

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Unleashing potential:How enlightened leaders tackle the world’s most pressing challenges
By London School of Economics

  The role of leadership is changing, and that’s good news for future generations. Throughout 2017 and 2018, Leaders on Purpose--an international, cross-sector collaborative--has conduct..

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BUILDING FAIR AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN THE G20
By Guy Ryder, Director-General, International Labour Organization (ILO)
Director General, International Labour Organisation

This year’s G20 theme under the Argentine presidency is “Building Consensus for Fair and Sustainable Development”. It deepens the Leaders’ 2017 commitment in Hamburg “to promote greater incl..

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International taxation: where we are and where we are going.The challenges ahead
By ROBERTO BERNALES
International tax consultant and Professor of Tax Law of the University of Deusto

Where we are: the achievements The last few years have seen the consolidation of the two most important pillars supporting the new institutional framework in international taxation: the OECD/ G20..

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Why Portugal?
By Luís Castro Henriques CEO & Chairman aicep Portugal Global

Portugal is increasingly a destination for ambitious multinationals worldwide. Just this year, Volkswagen and Amyris committed to Portugal, setting up two major R&D centres! Most of these pro..

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Sustainable Investing as a Driver for Change in Asia
By Fiona Reynolds, PRI Managing Director
Managing Director, Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)

Since the global financial crisis, many investors have woken up to the fact that looking at financial data in isolation does not in itself provide a clear picture about whether or not a particular..

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ENDING CORRUPTION IS ONE OF THE BEST WAYS WE CAN PROMOTE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
By Yury Fedotov,Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime
Executive Director, UN Office on Drugs and Crime

The international community has started to fight back and now recognises that this crime is not the cost of doing business, but a dramatic drag on the ability of states and the private sector to pr..

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SECURING DEVELOPMENT FUNDS FOR A POVERTY FREE ASIA
By Claire Wee
Head Office of Anticorruption and Integrity, Asian Development Bank

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) strongly believes that weak governance and corruption hurt the poor most. Despite robust economic growth in Asia and the Pacific over recent years, the region remain..

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ACCELERATING CYBERCRIME RESPONSE AND MITIGATION
By David Piscitello and Dr. Stephen Crocker

Today, the burden of online criminal investigations falls on private sector actors for phishing, malware distribution, counterfeit goods, identity theft or other fraudulent acts. Online cybercrimes..

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INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT – THE ROLE OF PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS
By MUKHISA KITUYI
Secretary-General of UNCTAD

Financing infrastructure to accelerate transformational change is among the key challenges of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Public investment continues to play a strategic role, but..

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AFRICA’S ROLE IN REGENERATING THE GLOBAL ECONOMY
By SINDISO NGWENYA
The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa – COMESA

Within the eastern and southern Africa regions, there is a remarkable increase in cross border investment in manufacturing,trade in services - including logistics and financial services. Africa’s..

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MEETING THE SKILLS GAPS IN EMERGING ECONOMIES
By Nikhil Seth, Executive Director of UNITAR
UN Assistant Secretary- General, Executive Director UNITAR

All countries stand to benefit from having a healthy and well educated workforce with the knowledge and skills needed for productive and fulfilling work and full participation in society. The signi..

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ICD ENCOURAGES CHINA-OIC JOINT INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES
By ICD
Www.icd-ps.org

ICD Phone: (966-12) 6361400 Phone: (966-12) 6441644 Fax: (966-12) 644 4427 Email: icd@isdb.orgwww.icd-ps.org The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector(“ICD”) is a multil..

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INSPIRING TALENT STRATEGIES BY FOSTERING EMPLOYABLE SKILLS
By ALAIN DEHAZE
CEO of The Adecco Group @AlainDehaze

  A blueprint for aligning education to companies’ needs. The Adecco Group supports the four Recommendations to the Governments of the G20 countries to implement programmes to encourage e..

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G20 LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT MINISTERIAL MEETING
By Guy Ryder, Director-General, International Labour Organization (ILO)
Director General, International Labour Organisation

Statement at Session on Dialogue with Social Partners and Engagement Groups | Beijing, China | 12 July 2016. It is most welcome that G20 Ministers,with the leadership of China, have this year de..

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G20: ASPIRING TO A COMMON TAX LANGUAGE
By Chris Sanger
Ernst & young - Global tax policy advisor

While there are real benefits in increasing transparency between the taxpayer and the tax administration, and between tax authorities, calls to go further require far greater consideration. The G20..

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THE OECD-G20 PARTNERSHIP ON TAX
By Gabriela Ramos
OECD Chief of Staff and Sherpa

More than ever it is clear that with robust tax transparency standards now established, the focus of OECD andG20 efforts must be on ensuring their consistent and global implementation. The outstand..

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MITIGATING CLIMATE CHANGE WITH LOW CARBON INVESTMENTS
By STOXX Limited
Zürich, Switzerland

Some investors may want to get the most out of the leading sustainable companies only, while others would consider companies and their whole supply chain additionally. STOXX Limited Selnaustrasse..

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THE ROLE OF ISLAMIC FINANCE TO STRENGTHEN INTERNATIONAL TRADE
By Dr Mohamed Ali
Chairman , IDB

Trade is a key ally in the fight against poverty, especially if additional measures are taken to improve education levels, strengthen governance and deepen the financial sector. World trade growth ..

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