B20-Conference in Berlin © Christian Kruppa

The German B20 Presidency

If the G20 did not exist, it would have to be invented today. Our world economy is facing challenges that cannot be solved individually. National solo runs will not allow us to take full advantage of today’s opportunities or to solve our collective problems. Such attempts are doomed to failure. The G20 is the premier forum for global governance and an important agenda setter. It helps to advance the rules and regulation for the world economy. The Business 20 (B20) supports the G20 with expertise and concrete policy recommendations.

Global Economic Coordination Is Required

G20: For International Cooperation, Against Countries Going It Alone

Curb Protectionism!

Ambitious Plans – The Themes and Goals of Germany’s B20 Presidency

Free Trade Creates More Prosperity for Everyone

Towards Sustainable Employment in Open and Dynamic Labour Markets

Why the G20 and B20 Are Important for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

The G20 Is Constantly Evolving


B20 Germany

B20: The German business community passes the torch to Argentina

- Trade, energy and climate, digitalization, infrastructure, education and training are important issues of the Business 20 (B20). The G20 must not allow itself to be divided, Jürgen Heraeus said. He is succeeded by Daniel Funes de Rioja as B20 chair. more
B20 Germany

B20-President Heraeus: The G20 needs more courage in actively shaping globalization

- Business 20, the official G20 business dialogue, pleads for the implementation of the Paris Climate Change Agreement and strongly rejects protectionism. B20 calls on the G20 to shape globalization on the basis of clear and reliable rules. more
B20 Germany

Leading associations of German industry take over B20 presidency

- Following the G20 summit in China, BDI, BDA and DIHK jointly take over the German presidency of the official G20 business dialogue B20. more
Global Governance (G20/B20 and G7/B7)

Pillar of Global Governance: BDA, BDI, and DIHK Assume German B20 Presidency

- The German government has asked the leading German business organisations to conduct the official G20 business dialogue for the German G20 presidency in 2017. Dr. Jürgen Heraeus will chair the B20 under the German presidency. more
Global Governance (G20/B20 and G7/B7)

B20 Coalition: BDI Assumes Presidency

- The leaders of the B20 Coalition met on 1 and 2 June in Paris. BDI took over the presidency from the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. more
Global Governance (G20/B20 and G7/B7)

B20 Coalition calls for G20 to address Resource Efficiency

- On the occasion of their 3rd Plenary Meeting, the leaders of the B20 Coalition met to discuss future strategies for the global business community and announced Resource Efficiency as a new priority for the Coalition and as a follow-up to the work accomplished by the group in the field of Digital... more