ICAR to Serve as International Co-chair in C-20 Responsible Investment Working Group

ICAR is pleased to announce that it will serve as the international co-chair for the C20 Working Group on Responsible Investment and the Role of the Private Sector. The scope of the Responsible Investment Working Group is available here.

The C20 (Civil 20) is a platform for civil society organizations to engage with G20 governments around issues that are of the highest priority for international civil society while at the same time relevant to the official G20 agenda.

For the 2017 C20, six Working Groups have been created. Each Working Group will contribute to the creation of the official C20 communique. As such, the Responsible Investment Working Group will draft a policy position paper including a limited number of concrete recommendations for inclusion in the C20 communique. In our role as international co-chair, ICAR is helping to organize and draft the Working Group’s policy position paper, and will advocate for the Working Group’s interests within the broader C20 process.

In connection with the German presidency’s key priorities for the 2017 G20, ICAR will prioritize the issues of living wage and supply chain transparency/due diligence.

 If you are interested in becoming involved in this Working Group, you can request to be added on the C20 website. The C20 will also hold a Working Group consultation meeting in Berlin on February 16-17. If you are interested in engaging in the C20 process, or sharing your priorities, please contact Cindy Woods, Legal and Policy Associate, at cindy@icar.ngo.