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The G20 Foundation is an independent platform formed to help develop a framework for better global governance. As an intermediary platform, the G20 Foundation positions itself as process enabler and a facilitator between governments, business, and academia within the G20 process. We add value through encouraging broader public consensus and understanding of the G20 commitments which leads to higher accountability and raises effectiveness of a governance process. As a non-partisan think tank, we stimulate constructive and effective discussions within “Outreach Dialogue” in order to support the implementation of the G20 commitments on a national level. Thereby we foster the development of innovative solutions to global challenges, such as economic stability and sustainable growth.

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  • Creating a framework for a better global governance G20 Foundation Annual Report 2013
  • About G20 Foundation The G20 Foundation is an independent platform formed to help develop a framework for better global governance. As an intermediary platform, the G20 Foundation positions itself as process enabler and a facilitator between governments, business, and academia within the G20 process. As a non-partisan think tank, we stimulate constructive and eective discussions within Outreach Dialogue in order to support the implementation of the G20 commitments on a national level. We add value through encouraging broader public consensus and understanding of the G20 commitments which leads to higher accountability and raises eectiveness of a governance process. Thereby we foster the development of innovative solutions to global challenges, such as economic stability and sustainable growth. G20 Foundation | Annual Report 2013 | 1
  • Our Goals Coordinate communication between major G20 stakeholders: - Develop innovative solutions and share best practices for challenges on the G20 agenda. - Contributing to transparency in the overall communication process and creating a broader public consensus for G20 commitments. Provide a framework for analysis of topics attached to G20 agenda: - Combining impulses from politics, economics, academia, private and public organization at national and international level to foster focused public discussions on the G20 agenda and commitments. G20 Foundation Support the implementation of G20 action items in individual countries: - Reinforce the post-summit implementation process of selective items decided upon on the G20 level in cooperation with various stakeholders from the member countries. Increase international cooperation: - Establish new approaches for international cooperation by connecting leading personalities from all relevant sectors worldwide on specic issues. - This is an opportunity to unite cultures, countries, and people based on shared ideals. G20 Foundation | Annual Report 2013 | 2
  • Contents 1. Summary 4 2. Russian G20 Presidency 13 a. Conference on the Russian Presidency, Moscow 14 b. G20 Civil Summit, Moscow 15 c. G20 Conference on Energy and Commodity Markets, St. Petersburg d. G20 Summit 2013, St. Petersburg 3. Green Growth Forum, Berlin 4. G20F Insights with Prof. Dr. Dr. Radermacher, Frankfurt 5. Global Strategy Workshop, Frankfurt 6. Going Global 17 18 20 22 24 a. 25 b. Brussels Economic Forum, Brussels 26 c. Nexus Youth Global Summit, New York 27 d. World Public Forum Dialogue of Civilizations, Rhodes 28 e. 7. G8 Young Summit, London The World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, Warsaw 29 The Australian G20 Presidency 30 G20 Foundation | Annual Report 2013 | 3
  • Summary and Key Events in 2013 G20 Foundation | Annual Report 2013 | 4
  • Russian G20 Presidency Amongst others, we participated at many of the G20 Meetings of Russian Presidency as well as all of the major G20-Outreach events. As a highlight we took part in G20 Summit in St. Petersburg on September 5-6. After the summit our Research team elaborated the G20 Russia Summit report to evaluate the outcomes of the Outreach Groups and their input to the G20 Agenda to provide more transparency in the process. You can download the full report from our website. Svetlana Lukash, Russian G20 Sherpa. We would greatly thank Svetlana Lukash, Russian G20 Sherpa and the team of Russian Sherpa Oce for these amazing opportunities. Ocial Logo of the G20 Foundation 2013 G20 Foundation | Annual Report 2013 | 5
  • Green Growth Forum, Berlin In addition, we 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 matter of sustainable development and implications on the energyturnaround which we assembled in a communiqu. This activity was highly supported by the German Federal Government and the Minister of Environment Peter Altmaier. You can download the Green Growth Forum Communiqu from our website. (German) H.E. Francisco N. Gonzlez Daz Mexican Ambassador to Germany speaking at the Green Growth Forum 2013 G20 Foundation | Annual Report 2013 | 6
  • G20 Insights with Prof. Dr. Dr. Radermacher, Frankfurt Another highlight was the start of our speakers-series G20 Insights with Prof. Dr. Dr. Radermacher, Club of Rome. In G20 Insights we are featuring highprole individuals in order to gain insights in the G20-process and facilitate the discussion between members of the G20 Foundation and relevant stakeholders. We would also kindly thank Prof. Dr. Dr. Radermacher for his inspiring contribution and the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management for providing an excellent venue for this high level event. Prof. Dr. Dr. Radermacher, Club of Rome at G20 Insights G20 Foundation | Annual Report 2013 | 7
  • Global Strategy Workshop, Frankfurt Being involved in G20-matters for more than three years, we also felt the time had come to re-evaluate the experiences of the past and set the goals for the next years. Therefore we held a three-day global kick-o meeting in Frankfurt together with our colleagues from the hubs in New York, Turin, Izmir and Berlin. You can nd more details about this and other events in the following paragraphs of our annual report. G20 Foundation team meets in Frankfurt for a Global Strategy Workshop with representatives from New York, Izmir, Turin, Berlin and Frankfurt G20 Foundation | Annual Report 2013 | 8
  • Moving Forward Through our activities, we have experienced a lot of interest in joining and supporting the G20 Foundation. This year our global team has grown a lot, attracting people from diverse backgrounds, all with a unique set of skills which they contribute to our work. Meeting with Peter Launsky-Tieenthal, UN Under - Secretary General at The World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, Warsaw G20 Foundation Executive Board Members discussed future of governance with U.S. Consul General Kevin C. Milas in Frankfurt am Main G20 Foundation | Annual Report 2013 | 9
  • 2013 - an amazing year for G20 Foundation G20 Foundation | Annual Report 2013 | 10
  • By enhancing the Outreach dialogue with non-G20 states, international organizations, business circles, labour unions, civil society, future leaders, academia and think-tanks, we will not only ensure legitimacy, transparency and eciency of the G20, but also expand our vision, come up with better solutions, and generate cross-sectoral synergy to enhance the public benet of the G20. The Russian Presidency of the G20: Outline" G20 Foundation | Annual Report 2013 | 11
  • Russian G20 Presidency In the forefront of the G20 summit, the Russian presidency announced to set a special focus on growth related topics such as growth through quality jobs and investment, growth through trust and transparency and growth through eective regulation. Unlike preceding presidencies, the Russian G20 presidency set a special focus on including a wide range of dierent parties and Outreach groups in the decision process. Following our analysis of the Outreach groups recommendations and the nal Leaders Declaration, we can state that the G20 have great opportunities to become the leading forum for solving long-term and short-term global problems. The G20 Foundation supports the G20 by integrating the dierent stakeholders of the G20 decision process like the Outreach groups as a neutral and non-partisan process enabler. The G20 Foundation participated at the G20 summit to build up important relationships, for example with the Turkish delegation. As Turkey will take over the G20 Presidency in 2015, it is a member of the G20 Troika right now. G20 Foundation | Annual Report 2013 | 12
  • Conference on Russian G20 Presidency, Moscow A conference on "Fostering Economic Growth and Sustainability" was held in Moscow on December 13, 2012, within the framework of the Russian G20 presidency. Russia ocially unveiled the priorities of its G20 presidency. In addition, the outcome of the rst events within the framework of the Russian presidency was reported. These are the outreach Think 20, Civil 20 and Business 20 meetings, which were held on December 11 and 12. There were also reports from Youth 20 and Labor 20 representatives. The conference featured a press occasion with featuring head of the Expert Directorate of the President of the Russian Federation, Russian G20 Sherpa Ksenia Yudaeva and Deputy Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation Sergei Storchak. G20 Foundation | Annual Report 2013 | 13
  • G20 Civil Summit, Moscow The Civil 20 Summit was held in Moscow's President Hotel on June 13-14, 2013. It was attended by over 350 representatives of civil society, international organizations, business community, government ocials, and the media. Civil society was represented by the delegates from the G20 countries and NGOs, aca