B20 Collective Action Hub
About the Hub
The B20 Collective Action Hub is a platform that
- facilitates Collective Action initiatives
- builds knowledge
- facilitates policy dialogue and peer learning
In 2013, the B20 mandated the International Centre for Collective Action (ICCA) to develop and maintain this hub, in partnership with the UN Global Compact and the ICCA’s institutional partners. The hub marks a significant development in the international efforts to combat corruption. It offers tools and a forum for businesses to take concrete steps to jointly step up against corruption and strengthen good business practice. It also offers a space for businesses and governments to collaborate in this endeavour.
About the B20
The G20 has sought to incorporate policy contributions from an ever-broader cross-section of society, which are organized under five groups: Business 20, Labor 20, Civil 20, Think 20, and Youth 20.
The Business 20 (B20) outreach group is an influential platform bringing together business leaders from G20 economies, and advocates for critical issues for enterprises. Each year, the B20’s principal task is to facilitate exchanges between business communities from different countries and to develop consensuses around critical issues for businesses. The B20 has been instrumental in providing links between global policymakers—including governments and relevant international institutions—and business communities around the world.
The first official business summit took place in Korean G20 Presidency in 2010, and was convened during subsequent French, Mexican, Russian, and Australian G20 presidencies. Since the first business summit, the business community has presented more than 400 recommendations to G20 leaders.
The anti-corruption agenda of the B20 Argentina
The B20 Argentina has identified addressing corruption as a fundamental priority for their B20 Secretariat 2018. The Integrity and Compliance task-force is picking up on prior B20 recommendations and seeks to produce a concrete and innovative contribution to the global anti-corruption effort in the form of a “Commitment for Integrity and Ethical Standards” (CIES) of G20 members.
The CIES will focus on two main topics. First, it will address integrity enhancement in infrastructure projects by enabling access to relevant information, by streamlining procedures, by applying integrity standard requirements to all stakeholders in the procurement cycle and by building reporting mechanisms, among others. Secondly, it will focus on high implementation standards of integrity and compliance for State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs). Establishing programs adopted by the private sector customized to consider speciﬁc risks of State-Owned enterprises, ensuring accountability through information, transparency, and public account reporting, as well as promoting Collective Action between SOEs and the private sector to develop integrity initiatives.