“Resilience, Responsibility, Responsiveness – Towards a Future-oriented, Sustainable World Economy”. The world economy has become marked by crises. Uncertainties are growing, having a negative impact on innovation worldwide. In this environment it is more important than ever that we work towards framework conditions that foster innovation, economic growth and job creation.
The German Federal Chancellery has mandated the leading German business associations – BDI, BDA and DIHK – to conduct the B20 presidency during the German G20 presidency (B20 Germany). While the German government will assume the G20 presidency from China on 1 December 2016, B20 Germany was launched on 4 September 2016 with the hand-over from B20 China. The three responsible associations (BDI, BDA and DIHK) maintain a B20 Executive Committee, which takes all significant decisions on B20 Germany by consensus. A B20 Secretariat headed by a full-time B20 Sherpa handles operational implementation. There will also be B20 advisory/advocacy bodies, above all a Business Advocacy Caucus composed of CEOs and business organisation leaders from the G20 states. The work of the B20 will take place in taskforces and cross-thematic groups.