Global Initiatives

Global Initiatives exists to represent the U.S. Chamber of Commerce through reliable and effective engagement with multi-lateral institutions, governments, and international business coalitions. We advocate for our members’ interests through direct high-level dialogues with global economic bodies, such as the G20, G7, International Monetary Fund, and the World Bank.

G20 and B20

Business Response to Global Economic Challenges

As G20 was elevated to coordinate policy action in dealing with the global economic crisis, the Chamber has been contributing to all private sector consultations with G20 at both national and international levels. To lead the business response to the policies agreed by heads of states at G20 level, the Chamber is a founding member of the B20 Coalition of national business federations from the top 20 economies. The B20 Coalition coordinates business participation in policy recommendations submitted to key official meetings, including G20 summits.

G7 and B7

Business Response to the Challenges of Advanced Economies

The advanced mature economies represented in the Group of 7, G7, share long standing experience of cooperation in addressing major geopolitical and economic challenges from food security to cybercrime to development assistance. To ensure that policy decisions at G7 take into account the views of the entrepreneurs and employers, the Chamber formed a coalition with the most representative business organizations of G7 economies. B7 is presently focused on stimulating policies that would enable taking full advantage of the unique human potential of high-income economies countries as the engine of long term growth.

American-Russian Business Dialogue

Business Support for Russia’s Re-Integration in the Global Economy

The American-Russian Business Dialogue (ARBD) was created by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs to develop an association-to-association channel that addresses the challenges of 21st century global economic integration to the United States and Russia.

U.S.-Ukraine Business Forum

Co-hosted by the U.S. Department of Commerce and U.S. Chamber of Commerce on July 13, 2015

The Forum is an opportunity for Ukrainian and American public and private sector leaders to discuss next steps in order to increase private-sector access, engagement, and growth in Ukraine.

World Bank and IMF Initiatives

The U.S. Chamber partners with World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on initiatives to improve collaborations between the public and private sectors, focusing on how private companies can effectively conduct business with governments around the world and provide input into the economic policy recommendations by international financial institutions.  Initiatives, such as the Benchmarking Public Procurement 2016 and the global SME Finance Forum, provide  platforms for dialogues addressing the challenges faced by private firms and governments in today’s global economy. 

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For more information please contact Gary Litman, Vice President, VP, International Strategic Initiatives, U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Click here to view his blog posts.

Timeline

The latest updates across all U.S. Chamber properties

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Event
Invest in America! logo

The goal of the Invest in America! initiative is to increase foreign investment into the United States, and to help investors obtain better - and better quality – returns on their investments.

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 8:30am
Event
Global Benchmarking of Public Procurement

This year's Benchmarking Public Procurement conference highlighted the World Bank's 2017 study examining 180 procurement regulatory systems in 180 economies.

Monday, December 5, 2016 - 9:00am
Press Release

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Council of Saudi Chambers of Commerce and Industry's Committee on Trade and Investment today announced a new partnership in support of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s health targets. The announcement was made during a wellness screening event, which promoted the importance of lifestyle choices in lowering risk factors and the role employers can play in supporting healthy habits.

Monday, December 5, 2016 - 3:00am
Event

Join us for a cultural reception at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to meet with the five Foreign Ministers from the states of Central Asia. This historic event - marking the first time cabinet-level ministers from all five Central Asian nations will come together to engage the wider community of U.S. businesses - will celebrate the unique cultural heritage and entrepreneurial spirit of Central Asia and its ancient and modern linkages with the global market.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 5:00pm
Press Release

On May 4, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Global Initiatives office held a Ukraine Roundtable with officials from the U.S. Department of Treasury and IMF.

Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 10:00am
Letter

On April 20-21, 016, the business leaders of the G7 countries and the EU, convened at Keidanren Kaikan in Tokyo to discuss the world economy, trade and investment, digital revolution and global issues. The attached communique details their joint recommendations in advance of the G7 Ise-Shima Summit to be held next month. 

Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 1:00pm
Issue Brief

By Michael Shvartsman, Global Initiatives Intern

Eurasia is important to the global economy. Its developing nations account for an impressive 264 million people and $1.8 trillion in nominal GDP.

Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 10:15am
Issue Brief

On April 28 – 29, 2016 the U.S. Chamber of Commerce will be an Official Partner of the Trans-Caspian East-West Trade & Transit Corridor Forum hosted by the Embassies of Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, and Turkey.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 11:45am