GLOBAL ISSUES & TRENDS
BANKING & FINANCE
World trade is in large part dependent on the availability of reliable and cost-effective sources of financing. This means that banks and other financial institutions play a vital role in facilitating trade-led growth and development.
Developing effective regulations is essential to allowing business to contribute to economies and societies around the world, whether through competition law, taxation or energy regulation.
From micro-enterprises to multinational conglomerates, businesses in every sector and every region of the world are becoming increasingly dependent on information and communication technologies (ICTs) and a secure, stable and trusted Internet to carry out their daily operations.
At ICC, we recognise the economic and social benefits of diversity, while undertaking efforts to improve cultural and gender balances to benefit our own services and operations.
Over the past two decades, the role of business in global governance has become increasingly important. ICC works to inform international policy debates in intergovernmental institutions – ensuring that global policy frameworks work with business to drive growth and economic development.
INNOVATION & IP
Intellectual property (IP) systems have a vital role to play in spurring innovation and in giving companies large and small a range of tools to help drive success.
Responsible business conduct can help companies advance their management systems, attract investors, better manage supply chains and retain employees. That’s why companies worldwide are increasingly aware that doing business with integrity is the right way to do business.
TRADE & INVESTMENT
ICC works to champion evidence-based policies to shape the multilateral trade and investment agenda as a driver of growth, jobs and development. We are the leading business voice in the World Trade Organization and other international forums – including the G20.