The Business 20 (B20) is a forum of global business leaders providing policy recommendations to the Group of 20 (G20) countries, an economic forum of countries that represent approximately 85% of global GDP. Since 2013, BCG has led the forum as a knowledge partner under the guidance of Chairman Hans-Paul Bürkner, who serves as a co-chair on select topic task forces.
The goal of the B20's work is to improve policy making, drive strong and sustainable economic growth, and establish appropriate economic governance. Each year, membership in the B20 ranges from 500 to 1,000 of the most influential business leaders. The summit is organized by topic task forces that are determined by the host country to reflect priorities in global business and economic governance.
BCG has tapped our people and our insights to help identify the policy changes that can improve economic, social, and environmental outcomes on key issues such as trade, investment, infrastructure, human capital, and financing for growth. We are proud of our most recent work at the 2018 B20 Summit in Argentina and look forward to our active participation at the 2020 Summit in Saudi Arabia.
B20 Argentina included a High-Level International Business Advocacy Caucus, involving the most prominent business leaders of top companies from around the world. It addressed matters such as financing growth and infrastructure, trade and investment, along with new thriving challenges of today's world.
BCG supported the Digital and Industry 4.0 taskforce as a knowledge partner. As a result, the final policy paper calls on governments to respond to the opportunity of digital transformation and Industry 4.0 with holistic enabling policy and regulatory frameworks based around 7 key pillars (digital skills, Industry 4.0, global connectivity, MSMEs, digital trade and data flows, financial technology and cybersecurity).