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.