Dr. Jan Dauman,
Dear friends and colleagues!
As you know, at the beginning of this year, a new NGO, IBLF Global, was born to continue the exciting work of the International Business Leaders Forum. Our IBLF Russia team, about whose achievements you will read in the pages of this annual report, has transferred in its entirety to this new organisation. Our message to our friends and stakeholders: it’s business as usual!
As our by-line says, at IBLF, we promote responsible business through collective action and cross sector partnership. Our focus is on anti-corruption and sustainable business development, especially in high-growth markets. Do take a look at our web-sites to learn more about what we are doing: www.iblfglobal.org, www.cblf.org.cn and of course our sites in Russia, www.iblfrussia.org and www.business-standards.ru.
Globally, we will continue our role of facilitating the B20 business dialogue with the G20 governments. Many of last year’s recommendations compiled under the Russian G20 presidency were taken up by the G20 in their final declaration in St. Petersburg, and we are delighted that IBLF has been invited to continue as a coordinator of the B20 Task Force on Improving Transparency and Anti-corruption.We’ll also be continuing to support some of the concrete projects which came out of the 2013 B20 recommendations, such as the establishment of a Collective Action Hub, and Centres of Excellence in each G20 country. With local partners, we’re examining opportunities in China, Turkey, India and Mexico.
In all the countries where we operate, there are plenty of opportunities for companies to make their contribution to creating a level-playing field in business, raising the standards of business globally and in the markets where they operate. If you are working in Russia, China or any other emerging markets, and would like to join the exciting international programmes that our organisation offers, please get in touch!
From all of us at thank you for your support, engagement and enthusiasm in the years gone by; we look forward to working with you in the months and years to come!
Dr. Jan Dauman,
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