Co-Creating the Future. Business Solutions for Realizing Sustainable Development Goals

06 Jun , 09:00–10:15
B20 Regional Consultation Forum
Congress Centre, conference hall D3

The Business Twenty (B20), a social partner of the Group of Twenty (G20) representing the interests of business, is drafting specific consensus-based proposals for G20 leaders that aim to shape global policies to overcome the key challenges of our times. The B20 Regional Consultation Forum is a joint event hosted by the Japan Federation of Economic Organizations (Keidanren), which holds the chairmanship of the B20 in 2019, and the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP). Japan’s chairmanship of the B20 has prioritized creating ‘Society 5.0’, a concept developed with the active involvement of business based on the integrated introduction of digital technologies such as the Internet of Things, 5G mobile communication systems, big data, artificial intelligence, robotics, and blockchain with all spheres of society, business, and the government, including public administration, industrial structure, and employment. The heads of major corporations and business associations, senior representatives of G20 countries as well as leaders of international organizations will discuss the B20 proposals for G20 leaders, including the corporate priorities and measures for creating ‘Society 5.0’.

Victor Vekselberg, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Skolkovo Foundation; Chairman of the Board of Directors, Renova Group

Maxim Akimov, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
Teruo Asada, Chair, Japan-Russia Business Cooperation Committee, Japan Business Federation (Keidanren)
Irina Bokova, Independent Director, Chairman of the Sustainable Development Committee, PhosAgro; Director General, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization UNESCO (2009-2017)
Andrey Varichev, Executive Director, Chief Executive Officer, Management Company METALLOINVEST
Hemant Kanoria, Chairman, Managing Director, Srei Infrastructure Finance Limited
Anatoly Karachinsky, President, IBS Group
Ian Colebourne, Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte CIS
Svetlana Lukash, Deputy Head, Expert Department of the President of the Russian Federation; Russian G20 Sherpa
Alexander Sergeev, President, Russian Academy of Sciences
Renate Hornung-Draus, Vice President, International Organization of Employers (IOE); Managing Director, Confederation of German Employers’ Associations (BDA)
Andreas Schaal, Director of Global Relations Secretariat, Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD)
Alexander Shokhin, President, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP)

Front row participant
Yasuhiro Tamaki, Governor of Okinawa Prefecture