About the advisory group

The ICC G20 CEO Advisory Group comprises top business leaders from major global corporations. The G20 CEO Advisory Group effectively contributes to the G20 discussion on policy development.

The group aims to establish an enduring, legitimate voice of global business – to be recognized by the G20 governments as the primary source of business expertise on the global policy agenda.

The voice of global business - ICC engagement in the G20

ICC's constructive role in representing business views to the G20 is part of its historic mission to foster peace and prosperity through world trade.

This has ranged from its engagement in developing the League of Nations, to Bretton Woods, to the International Conference on Financing for Development.

In this context, the work of the G7/G8 has been a natural focal point for ICC to promote robust and unfettered global trade and to ensure that government policy is aligned with core business goals of open trade and investment, economic growth and job creation. Since the Houston G8 Summit in 1990, ICC's Chairman has been received by the G8 host Head of State – enabling us to present policy recommendations on behalf of world business.

Opportunity and mission

The G20 has emerged as the "premier forum" for international economic cooperation, with an expanding policy agenda that bears upon our core goals for trade, economic growth and job creation. To date, however, the G20 process has progressed with little input from the companies which drive the world economy.

In this context, the work of the G20 is a natural focal point for ICC's unique international policy stewardship – and presents an opportunity for global business to establish an enduring mechanism to engage with the Group of 20 governments and provide regular input into the G20 policy process.

Creation of the ICC G20 CEO Advisory Group

To undertake this task successfully, ICC created the G20 CEO Advisory Group comprising a small number of business leaders who consider the G20 agenda relevant to their companies.

ICC's G20 CEO Advisory Group is a platform for global business to provide input to the work of the G20 on an ongoing basis. The group mobilizes worldwide policy-making expertise and solicits priorities and recommendations from companies and business organizations of all sizes and in all regions of the world. The group is composed of over 30 CEOs and business leaders working to ensure that the voice of business is heard by governments, the public and the media before, during and after each Summit.

Why ICC?

ICC's G20 initiative will draw upon:

• ICC's long history of authoritative development of international business policy, tracing back to 1919

• ICC's highly-regarded reputation as the voice of global business – providing balanced, cross-sector views on activities of the UN and national governments since 1946

• ICC's service as the trusted interlocutor for business interests, coordinating international business delegations and presenting diverse business views with one voice

• ICC's global reach through ICC national committees located in over 90 countries and operating at the doorstep of national governments