Advancing Inclusive Business Policies
The Global Platform on Inclusive Business (GPIB) and the Inclusive Business Action Network (IBAN) jointly invited policymakers, business representatives and other enablers from G20 and non-G20 countries to build upon previous milestones achieved during the G20 Turkish and Chinese Presidencies to advance inclusive business policies. The conference focused on ongoing peer-to-peer learning and knowledge exchange by establishing new alliances with concrete action plans and agreeing on a follow-up agenda.
76 delegates from academia, business, civil society, donor and finance institutions, governments, intermediary and multilateral organizations from 25 different countries, G20 and non-G20, attended the policy dialogue. Government representatives from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, France, Germany, Ghana, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Myanmar, Peru, Philippines, Turkey, UK, Vietnam and the EU brought their experiences into the discussion on how to foster an enabling environment for inclusive business.
The policy dialogue brought together people with diverse professional and geographical backgrounds and provided a platform for networking and sharing of knowledge and good practices. A majority of the participants felt that they had strengthened their network and left with updated and expanded knowledge about the concept and definition of IB, as well as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the business environment for IB. The dialogue helped to identify the need to expand the G20 framework for IB towards a globally accepted IB framework and to provide awareness raising and capacity building tools to policymakers. The conference built the foundation for new alliances and collective action and motivated a large majority of the attendees to actively engage in the follow-up process.