Corporate influence on the G20
Corporate lobby groups have created a broad network of influence channels around the G20, with the Business20 (B20) at its core. At the G20 Sherpa meeting in Frankfurt on 23-24 March the B20 presents its policy recommendations to the governments. It is time to counterbalance the corporate influence in the G20.
Gambling with people’s future? Finance ministers meeting in the casino
The G20 finance ministers and governors have been meeting regularly since the financial crisis in 2008 to decide on some measures to reform the financial system and avoid another crisis. This time the German presidency and the Financial Stability Board (FSB) had to press the ministers to make sure that at least they were implementing the agreed reforms. More than eight years after the financial crisis, some of these reforms are not yet fully in place and others have been weakened.
BRICSAM Civil Society Recommendations to the 2016 Civil20 Summit, Qingdao City, 5-6 July 2016
Civil society organizations from the BRICSAM region (Brazil, Russia, India, Indonesia, China, South Africa and Mexico have developed a joint set of G20 policy recommendations for the 2016 Civil20 Communiqué. These recommendations are focused on 1. domestic resource mobilization and taxation; 2. food security and climate change; and 3. gender, given their significance to overcoming inequality and achieving some of the most pertinent issues of the UN 2030 Agenda.