Launch of the 3rd G20 Business Scorecard
We are pleased to announce the launch of the third edition of the ICC G20 Business Scorecard.The latest instalment of the annual Scorecard reveals a year-on-year improvement in score since ICC’s monitoring began, while still noting that progress remains poor in several crucial areas, including investment, energy and environment. Overall, the Scorecard rates G20 responsiveness to business priorities as ‘fair’, reflecting a score of 2.1 out of a possible 3.0, higher than the two earlier Scorecards.
Produced after the conclusion of the 2013 Russian Presidency of the G20, the 3rd Scorecard assesses developments made in four sets of business priorities which the ICC G20 Advisory Group considers important for G20 attention:
1. Trade and investment
2. Financing for growth and development
3. Energy and environment
A fifth chapter, Job Creation and Human Capital, was prepared in partnership with the International Organization of Employers (IOE) and the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD (BIAC). This chapter examines the steps taken by the G20 to address global unemployment but does not rate its progress at this stage.
Compilation of the annual Scorecard reflects ICC's belief that if the G20 has better information on how its actions are interpreted by the business community this will help it set priorities, honour commitments, measure its own progress over time, and identify deficiencies that deserve greater attention.
The business community is committed to working together with G20 governments on issues of critical importance such as trade and investment that can produce job growth and long-term prosperity. ICC presents this latest edition of the Scorecard in that spirit and hopes it makes a positive contribution to the G20’s work.
For more information including a PDF copy of the full Scorecard and the Executive Summary, please visit the ICC G20 Scorecard website.