The G20 and Inclusive Business
On 30 November and 1 December 2018, the thirteenth G20 meeting was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Exactly one year ago, Mauricio Macri, the President of Argentina had announced that Inclusive Business was going to be one of the 2018 Summit´s official thematic areas. Now the G20 Leaders released key documents for Sustainable Development and to bridge the financial gap for Inclusive Business.
After one year of work on the topic, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Inclusive Business Action Network (iBAN) release an Update on Inclusive Business, including 47 projects, initiatives and policies. All individual reportings can be found here.
G20 Documents 2018 Summit:
The G20 (or Group of 20) – an international forum for governments and central bank governors – has continuously emphasised the role of Inclusive Business over the past years. In 2015, its leaders issued the Call to Action on Inclusive Business together with the G20 Inclusive Business Framework, which has subsequently been referenced by ASEAN and other organizations. The G20 also ran a series of workshops to help policymakers learn from each other’s experiences on the topic and invited companies to voice their opinions on inclusive business policy challenges. All of the results of the G20 activities since then, including a series of country case studies, are available in this section.
iBAN actively strengthens the inclusive business ecosystem and supports the implementation of the G20 framework for Inclusive Business, among others through its Capacity Development Programmes for policymakers in Asia.