The priorities set by the G20 Argentina Presidency: unleashing people's potential through quality education, building infrastructure for development and ensuring a sustainable food future, while promoting gender equality, are indeed fundamental enablers of a developed and inclusive future.
In turn, the Business Community of the G20 countries firmly believes that multilateral cooperation is crucial to define consistent rules and standards that ensure investment predictability, promote economic growth and ultimately improve governability. In this respect, the United Nations 2015 Sustainable Development Goals comprise the most ambitious multilateral consensus reached so far. Consequently, the B20 adopted this agenda as a fundamental guidance for policy-making.
Ten months into the G20 Argentine Presidency, the 1200 companies and business federations members of the B20, have engaged into more than 56 task force meetings to provide meaningful consensus-based recommendations into eight policy documents for the G20 leaders as a contribution toward these goals.
Our societies expect from the G20 more than a set of shared principles, they expect concrete actions and solutions to crucial challenges, prioritizing relevance and impact of results. In this regard, we focused on the most fundamental and structural issues deemed to be urgent and implementable, either at multilateral level or within national policies, looking for consensus on best practices for moving forward.
Policy Recommendations and action plans presented in this document belong to three main pillars:
I. EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES AND INCLUSIVENESS
II. PROMOTING GROWTH
III. CLIMATE ACTION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF RESOURCES
In a new evolving scenario where employability is key, it is necessary to develop inclusive policies that help people enter the labor market through innovative educational systems, within the framework of a new technological revolution
A revolution underpinned by artificial intelligence and other technologies is already underway and will redefine the economy. Along with digital economy, these innovations can become engines of growth and inclusion if we bridge technological divides in a socially sustainable and responsible way
Infrastructure is a fundamental driver for economic growth. We will seek a business consensus on practical recommendations to close the persistent infrastructure gap. We also need to discuss regulatory coherence and innovative financial instruments to achieve a sustainable GDP growth.
Comprising a comprehensive approach to the construction of an inclusive, fair and balanced international Trade and Investment system for the 21st century
In an era marked by volatility and uncertainty, the world prepares to feed an increasingly growing population on a declining resource base. Nutrition security and global food production are ongoing concerns.
Climate change is a threat to development that poses increasing risks to societies, economies, and ecosystems. Tackling climate impacts through adaptation strategies and building resilient societies will help to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
SMEs are the backbone of economies around the world, they generate about 50 to 70 percent of jobs and income, they foster creativity and they enable comprehensive market innovations. Yet they face some structural constraints that call for special attention
Corruption triggers inequality, undermines sustainable development and has a corrosive impact on growth. Countries need to be united to collect and share information in order to prevent, detect and crack down on corruption. We face a global problem that requires a global solution