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Dezan Shira & Associates Contributes to B20 Inclusive Global Value Chains Communiqué

Dezan Shira & Associates is pleased to announce its contribution to the B20 Inclusive Global Value Chains (GVCs) Communiqué, which was put before the public at Taj Palace, New Delhi, on  August 27, and will be handed over to the G20 leaders on September 9. The communiqué is a significant document that could have a real impact on the global economy.

Marco Förster, Head of ASEAN Advisory at Dezan Shira & Associates, has been a member of the B20 Task Force for Inclusive GVCs for Resilient Global Trade and Investment since January 2023.

Over the past 8 months, he and the other task force members have convened over multiple occasions to compile a policy paper that outlines four key recommendations for building shock resistant and sustainable GVCs:

  • Diversifying supply chains
  • Enhancing digital connectivity
  • Adopting sustainable practices
  • Leveraging emerging technologies

The B20 communiqué emphasizes the importance of ensuring that trade and investment benefit all segments of society, including least developed countries (LDCs), micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs), women, and youth.

Dezan Shira & Associates is proud to be a contributor to the B20 Communiqué and looks forward to working with the G20 governments to build resilient and sustainable GVCs for the benefit of all.

Marco Förster summarizes his impression: “The B20 India 2023 Summit was a success in bringing together businesses from around the world to discuss the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century and stands as a powerful reminder of the rise of the Global South. In an effort to always be ahead of the curve, we aim to provide the best market insights and support for our clients in this rapidly developing region.”

The firm is committed to helping businesses navigate the challenges and opportunities of globalization and supply chain diversification. We are confident that the B20 Inclusive GVCs Communiqué will help to create a more resilient and sustainable global economy. You can download and access the document here.

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