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Uniting for diversity: recognising inclusive behaviours

24 Nov 2020
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Future of Work, Education and Skills Task Force
Diversity and Inclusion Task Force

The Dow ‘champions of inclusion’ programme recognises and rewards inclusive behaviours. By inspiring others to adopt inclusive behaviours and increasing a sense of pride and belonging among employees, the programme aims to be a catalyst for change. What is more, Dow has introduced a diversity representation target as one of its 2020 annual goals. With this goal, Dow encourages every employee to contribute to its ambition of becoming the most innovative, sustainable, customer-centric and inclusive company that it can be. Check out our video with Luisa Boaretto, EMEAI Inclusion and Diversity Director, Dow, to learn more about Dow’s contribution to a more inclusive society.

37th Annual Competition Conference

23 Nov 2020
Competition policy

On Wednesday, 18 November AmCham EU hosted the 37th Annual Competition Policy Conference sponsored by Baker Botts and Brunswick together with media partners MLex and PaRR. The conference was titled ‘A new world: The EU’s refit of competition policy and its impact on the economy and politics’ reflecting upon the impact of a number of initiatives in the area. View the conference here.

Senior business executives committed to EU economic recovery

23 Nov 2020
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Executive Council

A group of 20+ senior executives from AmCham EU’s Executive Council met with top government officials on Monday, 16 and Tuesday, 17 November. At a critical time for Europe and the world, they used this opportunity to convey American companies’ support for the EU recovery plan. Europe’s focus on the digital and green transitions will be key to power the economy. They also emphasised the need for political leaders to support a strong transatlantic relationship as well as multilateralism.

Goodyear’s Chris Delaney to lead CEO group

23 Nov 2020
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Executive Council

The American Chamber of Commerce to the EU (AmCham EU) is delighted to announce that Chris Delaney, President, Europe, Middle East and Africa, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, has been confirmed as the new Chair of its Executive Council. The Executive Council of AmCham EU brings together 20+ senior executives who lead the European operations of some of the world’s largest multinational companies. The group strives for the continuous improvement of the EU’s competitiveness in the global economy. They engage in targeted dialogue at the highest levels of government across the EU and its Member States.

TBIC 2020: AmCham EU CEO offers perspectives on transatlantic economic relations

18 Nov 2020
All Committees

Out of crisis comes opportunity. An opportunity for the EU and the US to return our economies to strong, sustainable economic growth. That was the message that Susan Danger, CEO, AmCham EU and her fellow panellists Nancy McLernon, President & CEO, Global Business Alliance; Markus Beyrer, Director General, BusinessEurope; and Peter Chase, Senior Fellow, German Marshall Fund of the US, imparted on their audience at the Transatlantic Business Investment Conference on Tuesday, 17 November 2020. Matthias Beier, President, Transatlantic Business and Investment Council chaired the panel discussion, titled ‘State of play: transatlantic economic relations and FDI trends.’

Susan Danger, CEO, AmCham EU shares video marking 25th anniversary of the WTO

17 Nov 2020
Trade & External Affairs

To mark the 25th anniversary of the WTO Susan Danger, CEO, AmCham EU shared a video message on Tuesday, 17 November where she reflected on what the WTO means to her. She highlighted the value that the WTO brings to international trade and investment as well as her vision for the future of the WTO. See here for more information.

AmCham EU/GMF event: A conversation with Michael Froman

16 Nov 2020
All Committees

On Thursday, 12 November, AmCham EU and the German Marshall Fund of the US hosted Michael Froman, Vice-Chairman and President, Strategic Growth for Mastercard and former US Trade Representative under President Obama. In a conversation with Dr Stormy-Annika Milder, Director of International Affairs, BDI, they discussed the effect of the US election on the transatlantic economic relationship and the multilateral trading system.

AmCham EU’s Town Hall with Gerassimos Thomas, Director-General, DG TAXUD, European Commission

13 Nov 2020
Tax

AmCham EU welcomed Gerassimos Thomas, Director-General, DG TAXUD, European Commission at the monthly Town Hall meeting on Tuesday, 10 November. Mr Thomas shared his insights on the impact of the pandemic on the European economy, and focused on the tax and customs-related implications of the EU’s recovery.

AmCham EU Chair, Zeger Vercouteren (J&J) discusses new role in interview

13 Nov 2020
All Committees

Zeger Vercouteren (J&J), Chair, AmCham EU discussed his thoughts and visions on his new role in an interview published on Friday, 13 November. He outlined that he foresees his tenure as an 'innovative' one, building 'a constructive business environment allowing our companies to continue growing in and with Europe', emphasising the need to maintain and strengthen the transatlantic relationship.

AmCham EU issues response to European Commission trade review

12 Nov 2020
Trade & External Affairs

On Thursday, 12 November AmCham EU submitted its response to the European Commission’s trade policy review. The EU’s new trade strategy is an opportunity for the EU to reassert its leading role as a global, open market. Ambitious rules-based trade policies can protect European values, while driving innovation and inclusive growth that benefits all citizens. A robust trade agenda is critical to European innovation and prosperity. The global disruptions created by COVID-19 have highlighted the importance of strong, secure and diverse supply chains. In light of this, the EU is reviewing its trade policy. AmCham EU supports strengthening trade policy around three key priorities: building resilience, competing on even footing and rebooting multilateralism. Read our positions here.

US presidential election: a renewed opportunity for transatlantic leadership

9 Nov 2020
All Committees

Brussels, 9 November 2020 – The American Chamber of Commerce to the EU (AmCham EU) congratulates President-elect Joe Biden and Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris on the results of the 2020 US presidential election.

American companies in Europe are committed to working with the new US Administration to advance the trade and investment relationship between the EU and the US. A strong EU-US partnership, based on shared values and interests, is critical to jobs, prosperity and security on both sides of the Atlantic. The EU and the US are each other’s strongest allies.

AmCham EU publishes response to the European Commission’s inception impact assessment on the Sustainable Products Initiative

4 Nov 2020
Environment

On Tuesday, 3 November AmCham EU submitted its response to the European Commission’s inception impact assessment on the Sustainable Products Initiative. With this initiative, the Commission promises to make products placed on the EU market more sustainable. While AmCham EU members fully support the circular economy transition and are committed to closing the carbon loop, we wish to underline the need to maintain the main principles of a legislative framework that is already delivering excellent results. The contribution calls on the European Commission to ensure the coherence of any new legislative initiative with existing regulations addressing products in different life phases. Read AmCham EU’s contribution here.

 

AmCham Slovenia Virtual Election Night: AmCham EU CEO appears on panel

4 Nov 2020
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On Tuesday, 3 November 2020 the US went to the ballot to elect its next President. To mark the occasion, AmCham Slovenia held its Virtual Election Night, in which Susan Danger, CEO, AmCham EU participated as a panellist alongside Emmanuel Adam, BritishAmerican Business and Andrew Anzur Clement, political scientist and author; moderated by Asja Vodnik, CEO, AmCham Slovenia.

AmCham EU CEO shares message at AmCham Estonia Women in Leadership luncheon

3 Nov 2020
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Diversity and Inclusion Task Force

Susan Danger, CEO, AmCham EU appeared in a video screened at AmCham Estonia's Women in Leadership luncheon on Friday, 30 October. The video featured several women CEOs from the AmChams in Europe network who each shared their advice on how they've coped with the pandemic over the past year. Susan shared her tips on work-life balance, urging viewers to 'be strong, be safe, be kind'. See here for more information.

Chatham House Global Trade Conference: AmCham EU CEO offers perspectives on global power dynamics and trade

30 Oct 2020
Trade & External Affairs

What is the next phase for the international trading system, in the face of changing geopolitical realities? That was the question put to Susan Danger, CEO, AmCham EU and her fellow panellists Dr Jie Yu, Senior Research Fellow, Chatham House and Fred Hochberg, Former Chairman and President, US Export-Import Bank at the Chatham House Global Trade Conference on Thursday, 29 October 2020. The esteemed panel was moderated by Shawn Donnan, Senior Writer, Bloomberg News. 

How the European Green Deal can boost the economic recovery

28 Oct 2020
Environment

The European Green Deal will be key to the success of the EU’s economic recovery. American companies are actively working towards the transition to a greener economy in Europe and are committed to supporting the EU’s objective of achieving climate neutrality by 2050.

Find out more about our views on key initiatives under the Green Deal umbrella, including how to finance the transition to a circular economy, ways to create more sustainable food systems and efforts to decarbonise energy.

Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability: AmCham EU interviewed in Chemical Watch

26 Oct 2020
Environment

Natasa Sbrizaj, Chair of the Environment Committee, and Alexander Majer, Issue Lead on Sustainable Chemicals, AmCham EU, spoke to Chemical Watch about the EU Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability. They outlined our concerns regarding the definition of ‘essential use’ in the new strategy and the potential impact on established risk assessment mechanisms. Read more here.

Susan Danger, CEO, AmCham EU discusses trade with Financial Times

26 Oct 2020
Trade & External Affairs

This week Susan Danger, CEO, AmCham EU, joined the Financial Times' trade newsletter 'Trade Secrets' to answer three questions. She took this opportunity to outline why a comprehensive EU-UK deal remains critical for American companies. She also shared her views on the future of the transatlantic economic relationship and the reform of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Read more here (full article behind paywall).

For more information, please contact Thibaut L’Ortye (TLO@amchameu.eu).

American Hour – Covering the US Elections: Breaking news from DC!

22 Oct 2020
All Committees

On Wednesday, 21 October, over 100 participants tuned in for AmCham EU’s webinar, ‘American Hour: Covering the US elections: Breaking news from DC!’ with Jon Decker, White House Correspondent, Fox News Radio; Shawn Donnan, Senior Writer, Bloomberg; and Suzanne Lynch, US Correspondent, Irish Times. In this conversation moderated by Victoria Main, CEO, Cambre Associates, the three senior journalists discussed their coverage of the 2020 US elections during a global pandemic and the key factors that could decide the election.

AmCham EU Chair, Zeger Vercouteren (J&J) speaks about his new role

21 Oct 2020
All Committees

Zeger Vercouteren (J&J), Chair, AmCham EU speaks about his vision regarding his new role in a video published on Wednesday, 21 October. He outlines that for his tenure he foresees an 'inclusive, innovative' AmCham EU that can contribute to a strong, positive transatlantic relationship. See here for more information.  

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