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SME360X – The new tool to measure your ESG performance

2021-09-27T15:08:10+02:00

Why Measure Impact on Nature? Every small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) has an impact – both positive and negative – on nature and the environment. Measuring that impact enables SMEs to: Gain a competitive advantage Manage business risk Grow their business brand Enhance access to capital and affordable insurance Improve efficiency and reduce costs This is where SME360X can help. What is SME360X? SME360X is a SaaS (Software as a Service) platform co-created by ICC and GIST that measures the impacts of business operations on the environment. There are many external risks that threaten the survival of businesses everywhere. A company’s factory

SME360X – The new tool to measure your ESG performance2021-09-27T15:08:10+02:00

Boosting export finance for climate action

2021-09-23T09:58:09+02:00

22 September 2021 ICC white paper identifies roadmap to boost the sustainability profile of US$700 billion export finance market. ICC has today released a white paper on the state of sustainability in the export finance industry at a major event during United Nations General Assembly week. Published with the support of the Rockefeller Foundation and following extensive consultation with the global export finance community, the white paper is the first authoritative review of the state of sustainability across the export finance industry. Developed with the support of the Rockefeller Foundation and 16 leading banks, the white paper explores how the US$700

Boosting export finance for climate action2021-09-23T09:58:09+02:00

Bilgen Aldan, CEO of ALBtelecom becomes Chairwoman of ICC Albania

2021-09-20T10:41:39+02:00

15 September 2021 ICC Albania General Assembly elects Bilgen Aldan, CEO of ALBtelecom as Chairwoman  Bilgen Aldan, CEO of ALBtelecom Albania becomes Chairwoman of ICC Albania 📌Bilgen Aldan was officially elected yesterday as the new Chair of ICC Albania during the General Assembly meeting. Ms. Aldan marks a milestone for ICC Albania by becoming the first woman to Chair the organization. Ms. Aldan will begin her three-year term as Chairwoman on the 1st of October taking over this position from current Chair, Mr. Ilir Daci, Managing Partner at Optima Legal and Financial. Upon official election, Ms. Aldan shared first thoughts on her appointment as

Bilgen Aldan, CEO of ALBtelecom becomes Chairwoman of ICC Albania2021-09-20T10:41:39+02:00

ICC announces major virtual forum for business at COP 26

2021-09-20T10:54:47+02:00

7 September 2021 ICC has announced plans to convene a major virtual conference on the margins of COP26. The ICC Make Climate Action Everyone’s Business Forum – which will be held from 1-13 November 2021 – will bring together a diverse network of over 10,000 participants from the public and private sectors to align their climate ambitions and actions for the next decade. Accenture and Deutsche Bank join ICC in this endeavour as supporting partners. Featuring partner-hosted sessions from leading businesses, industry associations and non-governmental organsations, including the International Trade Centre and UNICEF, the forum will also help to catalyse coherent policy dialogue on critical climate, energy and environment related issues. Discussion themes include enabling sustainable

ICC announces major virtual forum for business at COP 262021-09-20T10:54:47+02:00

2021 World Chambers Competition finalists announced

2021-09-20T10:55:45+02:00

2 September 2021 ICC and its World Chambers Federation (WCF) have announced finalists of the 2021 World Chambers Competition. The 16 shortlisted chambers will present their pioneering initiatives during the 12th World Chambers Congress, which is set to take place in Dubai from 23-25 November. The World Chambers Competition is the only global awards programme to identify and reward the most innovative, entrepreneurial solutions of chambers to today’s most pressing global challenges. The concours seeks to celebrate the achievements of these chambers while bringing their stories to a wider audience. In spotlighting the diversity and enterprise championed by the competing chambers, the Competition

2021 World Chambers Competition finalists announced2021-09-20T10:55:45+02:00

ICC announces formation of new Industry Advisory Board (IAB) to support the Digital Standards Initiative

2021-09-20T10:56:39+02:00

20 August 2021 ICC has today announced the formation of a new Industry Advisory Board (IAB) to support the growing mandate of the ICC Digital Standards Initiative (DSI). Gerard Hartsink has been appointed Chair of the Board. As part of our drive to promote inclusion and create opportunity for all parties involved in the international supply chain, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) launched the Digital Standards Initiative (DSI) in 2020 in partnership with the Asian Development Bank and the Government of Singapore to establish a globally harmonised, digitalised trade environment. The new Industry Advisory Board will work under the auspices

ICC announces formation of new Industry Advisory Board (IAB) to support the Digital Standards Initiative2021-09-20T10:56:39+02:00

Client mindset takes centre stage under new ICC Court President Claudia Salomon

2021-08-13T14:14:01+02:00

12 August 2021 Claudia Salomon made history on 1 July 2021 becoming the first female President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, the world’s foremost international arbitral institution. Ms Salomon spoke to Barry Fletcher, Head of Arbitration at LexisNexis® UK, about her first weeks in the role, her commitment to diversity and inclusion, and how she intends to build on the successes of her predecessor to ensure a client-focused mindset for the ICC Court and ICC Arbitration. The November 2020 announcement that Ms Salomon had been recommended to succeed Alexis Mourre as President of the ICC Court when his six-year term came to an

Client mindset takes centre stage under new ICC Court President Claudia Salomon2021-08-13T14:14:01+02:00

Code red warning from IPCC must translate into policy action, warns global business

2021-08-13T14:13:03+02:00

9 August 2021 The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has issued the following statement following the publication of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s latest report on climate science. ICC Secretary General John W.H. Denton said: “Today’s ‘code red’ warning from the IPCC won’t come as any surprise to businesses affected by the extreme weather events of recent months. A crucial decade clearly lies ahead if we are to avert the risk of these recent disasters becoming the norm.  “The IPCC’s latest report shouldn’t be read with a fatalistic mindset: it must be seen as firing the starting gun for a concerted

Code red warning from IPCC must translate into policy action, warns global business2021-08-13T14:13:03+02:00

ICC announces new YAF regional representatives for 2021

2021-08-13T14:12:10+02:00

5 August 2021 The ICC Young Arbitrators Forum has named 89 new regional representatives for its 2021-2023 mandate, including appointments in 16 previously unrepresented countries and a newly established chapter for Africa. The Young Arbitrators Forum (YAF), the world’s largest network of its kind, is the International Chamber of Commerce’s young practitioners’ community dedicated to dispute resolution. Representatives are elected for a two-year mandate and responsible for the promotion of ICC’s dispute resolution services and the development of the more than 10,000-member network. Open to those aged 40 years or under, YAF enables young professionals to acquire new skills, proficiency and knowledge,

ICC announces new YAF regional representatives for 20212021-08-13T14:12:10+02:00

2020 ICC Dispute Resolution Statistics published

2021-08-13T14:11:18+02:00

3 August 2021 ICC has published full dispute resolution statistics for 2020, following preliminary figures published earlier this year which revealed the highest number of registered cases with both the ICC International Court of Arbitration and the ICC International Centre for ADR. The 2020 ICC Dispute Resolution Statistics report includes a comprehensive overview of ICC Arbitration statistics including breakdowns by region, the constitution of the arbitral tribunals, figures for state and state-owned parties, place of arbitration, the geographical origins of arbitrators and parties, and statistics relating to gender and age diversity. Earlier this year, ICC reported 946 registered new cases had

2020 ICC Dispute Resolution Statistics published2021-08-13T14:11:18+02:00