Seasons Greetings 2013

  • December 21, 2013
  • News

Dear Members and Partners,

this year, the year of the G20 Russia presidency, has been an amazing year for us at the G20 Foundation. As an independent platform for governance innovation, we facilitate the dialogue between major G20 stakeholders, providing a framework for analysis, as well as supporting the implementation of G20 commitments in individual countries.

Together with other activities work that we have been involved with at the Foundation, we were present at many of the G20 Russia-summits, as well as all other major G20-Outreach events and would greatly thank Russian G20 Sherpa, Svetlana Lukash for these amazing opportunities. Moreover, to support our objective to provide more transparency in the G20 process, we also created the G20 Russia Summit report to evaluate the outcomes of the Outreach Groups and their input to the G20 Agenda.

We also held the Green Growth Forum in Berlin, collecting not only views and opinions from individuals and representatives of corporations, but also research material on the important subject of sustainable development and implications on the energy-turnaround which we assembled in a communiqué. This activity was highly supported by the German Federal Government and the Minister of Environment Peter Altmaier. The full report can be downloaded from our website (German).

Another highlight was the start of our speakers-series “G20 Insights” with Prof. Dr. Dr. Radermacher, Club of Rome, in which we are featuring high-profile individuals to gain insight in the G20-process, as well as to facilitate the discussion between members of the G20 Foundation and relevant stakeholders.

Having been actively involved in G20-matters for more than three years, we also felt the time had come to re-evaluate the experiences of the past, in order to set goals for the coming years. Therefore, we held a three-day global kick-off in Frankfurt, jointly with our colleagues from the hubs in New York, Turin, Izmir and Berlin. You can find more details about this and other events in our annual report, which will be available on our website in January.

Through our various international activities, we have experienced a lot of interest from people wishing to join and support the G20 Foundation. This year, our global team has grown extensively, attracting many people from diverse backgrounds, all with a unique set of skills to contribute to our platform.

If you are interested in joining our global team, please feel free to contact us and to support us by choosing one of our newly defined membership-packages. Another opportunity to strengthen your reach within the G20 Foundation, is to go beyond the ordinary membership and get involved as a premium or strategic partner. As a non-profit organization, we also will gladly accept donations (G20 Foundation Germany e.V. IBAN: DE60 5745 0120 0030 2308 17, BIC-/SWIFT-: MALADE51NWD) or other contributions. Please do not hesitate to contact us personally.
Have a wonderful holiday-season and best wishes for 2014!

Victor Philippenko           Christian Umbach
Chairman                              Head of Partnerships

Marco Stephan                  Bettina Meyer-Breiting
Deputy Chairman            Head of Marketing