The G7 countries are key players in the global economy and global economic governance. A close collaboration among the G7 countries is therefore indispensable in advancing the global political agenda. Today, the international community faces great challenges. Given the fact that many of these can’t be solved without business, BDI launched the format of the "G8 Business Summit". This group discusses the most pressing concerns and presents their positions to the G7. With that, it plays a crucial role; because without business, a solution of global problems is not possible.