Global Business Leaders to Convene at B20 India Summit

Allen Smith, J.D. By Allen Smith, J.D. August 18, 2023

​Business and policy leaders from around the world will gather in New Delhi at the Business 20 (B20) India Summit from Aug. 25 to Aug. 27 to try to resolve inequities in business and to address the future of work.

SHRM President and Chief Executive Officer Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, will speak at the summit at a plenary session on strengthening social protection for the future of work and skilling.

Emily M. Dickens, SHRM chief of staff and head of public affairs, will participate in a B20 Summit Side Event, hosted by the International Organisation of Employers, Deloitte, and the Confederation of Indian Industry, on tackling skills shortages and promoting skills governance for employability, economic and business resilience, and competitive advantage.

In addition, SHRM is co-hosting a side event with the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum. The event will feature remarks from Ambassador Harsh Vardhan Shringla, a central figure in India's G20 coordination and the former Indian ambassador to the U.S.; Eric M. Garcetti, U.S. ambassador to India; Brad Smith, vice-chair and president of Microsoft; and senior-level members of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's cabinet.

We've gathered articles on the news from various media outlets.

Theme for This Year’s Summit: ‘RAISE’ 

This year the theme of the conference is RAISE, which stands for Responsible, Accelerated, Innovative, Sustainable, Equitable businesses. Inclusive global value chains, the future of work, skilling and mobility, digital transformation, financing for global economic recovery, financial inclusion for economic empowerment, climate change, and innovation are among the issues to be discussed during the summit.

B20 India 2023 members include Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States and the European Union. Bangladesh, Egypt, Mauritius, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Oman, Singapore, Spain and the United Arab Emirates are guest members.

(Business Today)

Canadian-India Free Trade Agreement Sought

At the summit, the Surrey Board of Trade in British Columbia will seek to advance the conversation about a Canada-India Free Trade Agreement. The B20 is the official Group of 20 (G20) forum for dialogue with the global business community.

(BIV—Business in Vancouver)

African Union Membership May Be on the Horizon

India is striving to help the African Union join the Group of 20 major world economies in hopes of making that a legacy of its presidency of the G20 this year. This effort is envisioned to be carried out through the business sector task force formed by India, the B20 India Action Council for African economic integration.

(Antara—Indonesian News Agency)

SHRM India Is Networking Partner for the B20 Summit

SHRM India has been a networking partner at the B20 Summit and has contributed to the Future of Work, Skilling and Mobility task force. Taylor is the co-chair of the task force, which will showcase a final draft of a policy on the future of work, skilling and mobility at the summit.

(PSU Connect)

G20 Members Represent Large Percentage of World’s GDP

G20 members represent more than 80 percent of the world's gross domestic product (GDP), 75 percent of international trade and 60 percent of the world's population.

(California Management Review)



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