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Participating Business Organizations

Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry


The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) is the peak council of Australian business associations with a member network of over 350,000 businesses represented through Chambers of Commerce in each State and Territory, and a nationwide network of industry associations. ACCI operates at a national and international level, making sure the concerns of business are represented to government at the federal level, and to the community at large.




Australian Industry Group


The Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) is a leading industry association in Australia. Ai Group member businesses employ around 750,000 staff in an expanding range of industry sectors including: manufacturing; engineering; construction; automotive; food; transport; information technology; telecommunications; call centres; labour hire; printing; defence; mining equipment and supplies; airlines; and other related service industries.




Federation of German Industries


The Federation of German Industries (BDI) is an association of associations. As stipulated in the BDI's statutes, membership is confined to "industrial sector associations and working groups acting as umbrella organizations to represent entire industrial groups within the territory of the Federal Republic of Germany".

The BDI's legal status is that of a registered society. The BDI is the umbrella organization for industrial businesses and industry-related service-providers. As the representative of the interests of industry the BDI coordinates the views and recommendations of its members. It provides information covering all fields of economic policy. The BDI thus supplies support for businesses in the task of keeping pace with the intensive competition resulting from globalisation.




Business Europe


BUSINESSEUROPE - The Confederation of European Business represents more than 20 million small, medium and large companies. Active in European affairs since 1958, BUSINESSEUROPE Members are 40 central industrial and employers' federations from 34 countries, working together to achieve growth and competitiveness in Europe.




BusinessNZ


BusinessNZ is New Zealand's largest business representation group, providing a wide range of services for member companies and making representation to government and other decision makers on issues important to business.

BusinessNZ leads research, analysis and advocacy work in partnership with government and other organisations and contributes to regional, national and international work championing free enterprise and economic growth.




Business Unity South Africa


Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) was created in October 2003 through the merger of the Black Business Council and Business South Africa. It began operating in January 2004. The merger created the first truly unified organization for business in South Africa. BUSA represents South African business on macro-economic and high-level issues that affect it at the national and international levels. Our function is to ensure that business plays a constructive role in the country’s economic growth, development and transformation and to create an environment in which businesses of all sizes and in all sectors can thrive, expand, and be competitive.




Business Council of Canada


The Business Council of Canada brings business leaders together to shape public policy in the interests of a stronger Canada and a better world. Founded in 1976, the Business Council is a non-profit, non-partisan organization composed of the chief executives of Canada’s leading enterprises, representing companies from every region and sector of the economy. Our 150 member companies employ 1.4 million Canadians, account for more than half the value of the Toronto Stock Exchange, contribute the largest share of federal corporate taxes, and are responsible for most of Canada’s exports, corporate philanthropy, and private-sector investments in research and development. Through supply chain partnerships, service contracts and mentoring programs, Business Council members support many hundreds of thousands of small businesses and entrepreneurs in communities of all sizes across Canada.




China New Energy Chamber of Commerce


China New Energy Chamber of Commerce (CNECC) was officially established on January 13, 2006, in Beijing, with the mission of encouraging the sustainable development of the national economy and making a contribution to the building of a harmonious socialist society. Originally established by Farsighted Group and various other enterprises in the renewable energy field, China New Energy Chamber of Commerce now has more than 400 members and is growing faster every year. The Chamber remains true to its original role as a non-profit organization made up of enterprises, groups and individuals involved in the new energy and related industries and now includes members from the fields of solar energy, wind power, hydropower, biomass energy, Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) project development, fuel cell research & development, and energy information consulting.




Confederation of British Industry


The Confederation of British Industry's' mission is to help create and sustain the conditions in which businesses in the United Kingdom can compete and prosper for the benefit of all. CBI is the premier lobbying organization for UK business on national and international issues. CBI works with the UK government, international legislators and policy-makers to help UK businesses compete effectively.




The Confederation of Indian Industry


The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) works to create and sustain an environment conducive to the growth of industry in India, partnering industry and government alike through advisory and consultative processes. CII is a non-government, not-for-profit, industry led and industry managed organization, playing a proactive role in India's development process. Founded over 114 years ago, it is India's premier business association, with a direct membership of over 7,800 organizations from the private as well as public sectors, including SMEs and MNCs, and an indirect membership of over 90,000 companies from around 385 national and regional sectoral associations.




Confindustria


Founded in 1910, Confindustria is the main organisation representing Italian manufacturing and services companies.

A total of 144.190 companies of all sizes - employing a total of 5.392.080 workers - are voluntary members of the organisation. The fundamental value underlying Confindustria's activities is the belief that free enterprise and free economic activity, within the framework of a market economy, are key factors for the growth and development of society as a whole.

In its by-laws, Confindustria pledges to contribute to Italy's economic and social growth by cooperating with both Italian and international political institutions and economic, social and cultural organisations. To this end, Confindustria represents the interests of Italian companies to leading political and administrative institutions, including parliament, the government, trade unions and other social partners.




Confederation of Danish Industry


The Confederation of Danish Industry (DI) is a private organization currently funded, owned and managed entirely by 11,000 companies within manufacturing, trade and service industry. DI is the premier lobbying organization for Danish business on national and international issues.




General Confederation of Moroccan Enterprises (CGEM)


CGEM represents the Moroccan private sector towards public and institutional authorities. It speaks on behalf of its 88,000 direct and affiliated members and seeks to provide an economic environment conducive to the businesses development.




IDEAS [Iniciativa para el Desarrollo Ambiental y Sustenable]


IDEAS has been conceived with the purpose of prosing ideas from a perspective of prevention and respect to the environment in which the activities of different productive sectors take place. It also deals which developing social oriented impact and environmental risk analysis, assessments and diagnosis within an objective, technical and scientific framework. IDEAS aims to explore in depth issues such as climate chance, effective use of energy and various International affairs with global effects in which Mexico is involved through treaties, protocols and accords.




Keidanren (Japan Business Federation)


The mission of Keidanren is to accelerate the growth of Japan's and the world's economy and to strengthen the corporations to create additional value to transform Japanese economy into one that is sustainable and driven by the private sector, by encouraging the idea of individuals and local communities.




The Korea Chamber of Commerce & Industry


KCCI is the nation's largest private economic organization that encompasses a total of 71 regional chambers and approximately 120,000 members from all parts of the Korean economy. Since its establishment in 1884, KCCI has been contributing significantly to growth and development of the national economy, and also to enhancement of Korea's status in the international community.

The major objective of KCCI is to promote improvement and development in Korea's commerce and industry, for the sound growth of the national economy.




Movement of the French Enterprises


The MEDEF (Movement of the French Enterprises) is the leading network of businessmen and women in France. Among its strengths is the ability to anticipate the future, added to a readiness to propose solutions and take action. With complete openness, the MEDEF is permanently engaged in lobbying all decision-makers at the local, regional, national and European levels, in order to make certain that the point of view of business is heard.




National Confederation of Industry Brazil


The National Confederation of Industry Brazil (CNI) is the Voice of Brazilian Industry, an organization highly active in defense of the productive sector with a mission to boost Brazilian Industry competitiveness. With 27 Industry Federations in the states and Federal District and over a thousand associated setorial employers organization and 196 thousand industrial establishments, CNI works to defend and represent industry, fostering an environment that favors business, competitiveness, and the sustainable development of Brazil.




Polish Confederation Lewiatan


Polish Confederation Lewiatan was established in January 1999 as a nation-wide representation of employers to the state and trade unions in Poland. Today it is an organization of 60 sector and regional associations of private employers and 28 individual members. In total, there are approximately 3,900 companies employing over 750,000 workers. Lewiatan supports day-to-day activities and interests of its members and provides trade organizations with expert reviews.




Swiss Federation of Small and Medium Enterprises (sgv)


The Swiss Federation of Small and Medium Enterprises (sgv) is Switzerland's largest organization in the economic realm. With its 250 member associations, it represents around 300,000 individual enterprises. These are responsible for around two-thirds of the country's jobs and some 55% of the nation's value-add. sgv's main focus areas are economic freedom, good regulatory environment for entrepreneurship and lowering regulation-induced costs.




Turkish Industry and Business Association (TUSIAD)


TUSIAD is a voluntary based civil society organization founded by Turkish industrialists and businessmen in 1971 with the objective of representing the business world. TUSIAD is composed of approximately 600 individual members, and an estimate of 2,500 companies that these member companies represent on behalf of Turkey’s major industrial and service establishments.




U.S. Council for International Business


The United States Council for International Business (USCIB) advances the global interests of American business both at home and abroad. It is the American affiliate of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the Business and Industry Advisory Committee (BIAC) to the OECD, and the International Organization of Employers (IOE). As such, it officially represents U.S. business positions both in the main intergovernmental bodies and vis-à-vis foreign business communities and their governments. USCIB addresses a broad range of policy issues with the objective of promoting an open system of world trade, finance and investment in which business can flourish and contribute to economic growth, human welfare and protection of the environment.




U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for 21st Century Energy


The mission of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for 21st Century Energy is to unify policymakers, regulators, business leaders, and the American public behind a common sense energy strategy to help keep America secure, prosperous, and clean. Through policy development, education, and advocacy, the Institute is building support for meaningful energy action at the local, state, national, and international levels.




Observer Organizations

Advanced-Manufacturing Coalition for Technology and Innovation


The Advanced-Manufacturing Coalition for Technology and Innovation (ACTI) is a transatlantic industry coalition that represents many of the world’s largest advanced industrial, manufacturing, and technology companies. Collectively, ACTI members employ hundreds of thousands of people around the world, and have invested billions of dollars in innovation-driven manufacturing and industrial sectors worldwide, including clean technology, energy, medical technology, advanced chemicals, and industrial and manufacturing-focused internet products and services




International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM)


The International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) was established in 2001 to act as a catalyst for performance improvement in the mining and metals industry. ICMM brings together 22 mining and metals companies as well as 34 national and regional mining associations and global commodity associations to maximize the contribution of mining, minerals and metals to sustainable development.




International Organisation of Employers (IOE)


The International Organisation of Employers (IOE) is the largest network of the private sector in the world, with a membership of more than 150 members in over 140 countries. In social and labour policy debate taking place in the International Labour Organization, across the UN and multilateral system, and in the G20 and other emerging processes, the IOE is the recognized voice of business. The IOE seeks to influence the environment for doing business, including by advocating for regulatory frameworks at the international level that favour entrepreneurship, private sector development, and sustainable job creation.

The IOE supports national business organisations in guiding corporate members in matters of international labour standards, environment and sustainability, business and human rights, CSR, occupational health and safety, and international industrial relations.




World Coal Association


The World Coal Association is the global industry association formed of major international coal producers and stakeholders. The WCA works to demonstrate and gain acceptance for the role coal plays in achieving a sustainable and lower carbon energy future. WCA’s regular policy analysis, workshops, media updates and strategic research provides access to the highest level of information on the global coal industry and its role in energy, climate and Sustainable Development issues.




World Steel Association


The World Steel Association (worldsteel) is one of the largest and most dynamic industry associations in the world. worldsteel represents approximately 170 steel producers (including 9 of the world's 10 largest steel companies), national and regional steel industry associations, and steel research institutes. worldsteel members represent around 85% of world steel production.