Since December 1st, 2020, Italy holds the Presidency of the G20, the international forum that brings together the world’s major economies and Confindustria (General Confederation of Italian Industries) will be at the forefront in supporting the Italian Presidency in facing the challenges that await it on the multilateral scene.
In 2021 the international community will need to show courage and ambition in order to overcome the great challenges of today: from recovering from the pandemic to addressing climate change, from supporting innovation to overcoming poverty and inequality.
The Presidency’s agenda rests upon three main pillars: People, Planet, Prosperity. We need to take care of people and of our planet, while ensuring a strong, inclusive and sustainable economic recovery.
The Italian Presidency and the European Commission will also jointly host the G20 Global Health Summit, to be held in Rome on the 21st of May, at the highest level, enabling us to respond to the major challenges linked to the health crisis.
In this context is planned the Business 20 (B20) host by the official G20 dialogue forum with the global business community. Established in 2010, reserved to companies and business organisations, it is among the most prominent G20 Engagement Groups. The B20 composes of an average of over 1,000 delegates from the G20 countries, including top executives from the leading multinational corporations. It accounts around 3,000 participants representing an overall business community of over 6.5 million businesses.
The B20 Italy 2021 delivers concrete actionable policy recommendations on priorities established by each rotation presidency to spur economic growth and development. Its working proceeding is based on Task Forces (TFs) and Action Councils (ACs) entrusted with developing consensus-based policy proposals to the G20 and to international organizations and institutions. Each TF is composed of around 100 businesses representatives from the G20 countries and from selected invited countries and international organisations. The B20 Italy officially conveys its final communiqué to the G20 Presidency at the occasion of the B20 Final Summit that takes place traditionally at least one month ahead of the G20.