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Uniting for diversity: reverse mentoring to promote creativity and innovation

3 Feb 2021
All Committees
Diversity and Inclusion Task Force

Baxter’s reverse mentoring programme pairs junior employees with senior professionals in order to share insights, experiences and differences in a productive way. By giving junior employees the forum to share their expertise with senior leaders, reverse mentoring supports the needs of early career professionals. Check out our video with Sara Rico, EMEA Digital Health Project Leader, Baxter International, to learn more about the company’s contribution to a more inclusive society.

International cooperation critical to ensure global access to COVID-19 vaccines

2 Feb 2021
All Committees
Healthcare

The American Chamber of Commerce to the EU (AmCham EU) fully recognises the pressure on public authorities in the EU and around the world to ensure timely access to COVID-19 vaccines. A strong economic recovery – and the return to normal life – relies on global access to vaccinations in a timely manner. Striving for this shared goal, stakeholders from both the public and private sectors are collaborating intensely to resolve the rapidly-evolving situation around the supply of vaccines.

REGISTER NOW - Transatlantic Conference 2021 - Global leadership: A transatlantic opportunity

1 Feb 2021
All Committees
Transatlantic Task Force

Join us for a discussion on the prospects for ‘Global leadership: A transatlantic opportunity’ at the annual AmCham EU Transatlantic Conference. Over three days, high-level European and American decision makers alongside business and academic thought leaders will discuss how the EU and the US can collaborate on trade, climate change and digital economy issues.

Register here | See the programme

Envisioning the economic future of the transatlantic trade relationship

29 Jan 2021
All Committees

Which key themes will define the transatlantic trade relationship in 2021? That was the question at the Fiscal Note Executive Institute’s roundtable discussion on Thursday, 28 January – where AmCham EU was represented among an esteemed panel by CEO Susan Danger.

The discussion, ably moderated by Kate Smyth Haskins, Vice President for External Affairs, German Marshall Fund to the US (GMF), kicked off with each of the panellists offering their perspectives on how the transatlantic relationship might evolve under the new US administration.

Open strategic autonomy: what’s in a name?

28 Jan 2021
All Committees

In an op-ed with EURACTIV, Susan Danger, CEO, AmCham EU, provides her perspective on the concept of open strategic autonomy. She argues that American companies are an integral part of the European fabric and industrial base and, as such, contribute to the EU’s strategic autonomy. In particular, she calls for continued cooperation with the United States, as the EU’s closest and most powerful ally. Read the full op-ed here.

NEW - Plenary on sustainable and smart mobility

28 Jan 2021
All Committees

On Tuesday, 26 January, AmCham EU hosted a Plenary meeting on sustainable and smart mobility. The panel discussion, moderated by Stéphanie Brochard, Senior Account Manager, FleishmanHillard and featuring Filip-Alexandru Negreanu-Arboreanu, Deputy Head of Cabinet for Commissioner Vălean, European Commission; Jan-Christoph Oetjen, Member of European Parliament (RE, DE), Vice-Chair TRAN; Valentina Vecchio, EU Governmental Affairs Sustainability Lead, The Boeing Company; and Christelle Verstraeten, Senior Director EU Policy, ChargePoint, focused on the key components of the Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy, highlighting the importance of the sector for Europe’s economic recovery and for keeping Europe on the move in a sustainable way. 

Uniting for diversity: the Purple Champions programme

27 Jan 2021
All Committees
Diversity and Inclusion Task Force

EY’s Purple Champions programme is an allies programme for people who are either disabled or interested in the disability agenda. The Purple Champions programmes enables individuals with disabilities to share their experiences with their colleagues. Check out our video with Elizabeth Krahulecz, Head of EMEIA Regulatory and Public Policy, EY Brussels Office, to learn more about the company’s contribution to a more inclusive society.

American Hour: new year, new President... new beginnings? 

27 Jan 2021
All Committees
Transatlantic Task Force

On Thursday, 21 January, AmCham EU had the pleasure to host former Ambassadors Anthony L. Gardner and David O'Sullivan for a fireside chat on the latest political news from the US, key trends in the transatlantic trade relation and the potential first steps of the Biden Administration

AmCham EU discusses clean tech innovation with Ann Mettler  

27 Jan 2021
All Committees

At the monthly Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, 20 January, AmCham EU welcomed Ann Mettler, Director for Europe, Gates Ventures. During the meeting, Ms Mettler shared her insights on clean tech innovation, energy transition and Europe’s economic recovery. 

US business in Europe reaffirms commitment to tackling climate change

21 Jan 2021
All Committees
Transport, Energy & Climate

Brussels, 21 January 2021 – On his first day in office, President Biden announced that the United States is re-joining the Paris Agreement. The American Chamber of Commerce to the EU (AmCham EU) applauds this decision which signals his Administration’s intent to tackle climate change through a global framework that engages all players. 

Susan Danger, CEO, AmCham EU, said: ‘We represent companies that are already researching, developing and investing in low-carbon solutions and technologies. We have always advocated for a stable and predictable framework for investments to encourage and sustain these efforts. The Paris Agreement provides clear goals as well as a balanced and cost-efficient approach to reducing emissions.’

AmCham EU congratulates President Biden and Vice-President Harris

20 Jan 2021
All Committees
Transatlantic Task Force

Inauguration Day marks the beginning of a new four-year presidential term in the United States. The American Chamber of Commerce to the EU (AmCham EU) congratulates President Biden and Vice-President Harris as they assume office today. The US domestic agenda will be a crucial priority for the Administration, tackling the global pandemic and its effects on the wellbeing of citizens and the economy. On the international front, the new term is an opportunity for the US to develop an ambitious agenda in support of multilateralism. Today’s global challenges require global leadership and the US has a key role to play.

Reset, refresh, rekindle: for a new approach to the transatlantic relationship

20 Jan 2021
All Committees
Transatlantic Task Force

Opinion by Susan Danger, CEO, AmCham EU

As from 20 January 2021, President Joe Biden has taken office as the 46th President of the United States. The election itself saw the greatest voter turnout in the history of the US. This was an important reaffirmation of democracy. In the aftermath of this most fiercely contested election, the shocking and disturbing scenes from the Capitol Building on the day of the certification of the election results will serve as a reminder to President Biden that his principal task must now be to unify the country, alongside mapping the path to recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Uniting for diversity: championing gender equality in the workspace

19 Jan 2021
All Committees
Diversity and Inclusion Task Force

MSD Women’s Network is MSD’s largest employee business resource group with chapters in more than 20 European countries. The network was set up to create a community working together for gender equality. It plays a crucial role in ensuring that MSD continues to offer women a supportive environment throughout their career. Check out our video with Nicoletta Luppi, Senior Vice-President and Managing Director, MSD Italy to learn more about the company’s contribution to a more inclusive society.

Uniting for diversity: empowering girls through play

12 Jan 2021
All Committees
Future of Work, Education and Skills Task Force
Diversity and Inclusion Task Force

As the original girl empowerment brand, Barbie’s purpose is to inspire limitless potential in every girl. For this reason, Mattel has defined diversity and inclusion as a key component of its brand DNA. With its diverse range of dolls, Barbie aims to show young girls positive role models from all walks of life. Check out our video with Isabel Ferrer, Marketing Director EMEA, Mattel to learn more about the company’s contribution to a more inclusive society.

AmCham EU hosts plenary on Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability

8 Jan 2021
Environment
Plenary Meeting

On Tuesday, 15 December AmCham EU hosted a plenary meeting on the European Commission’s recently published Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability. The discussion between representatives from both industry and EU institutions explored the challenges and expectations of the strategy in leading towards a sustainable and toxic-free environment and how companies may play a role in steering these changes whilst remaining competitive and innovative.

AmCham EU responds to impact assessment on medicines for children and rare diseases

7 Jan 2021
Healthcare

AmCham EU responded to the recent inception impact assessment on the revision of the EU legislation on medicines for children and rare diseases. In the response we encouraged the European Commission to protect frameworks that stimulate R&D, to build on the EU’s strengths and to incorporate learning from other regions. Read the full response here.

AmCham EU wishes you a happy new year!

6 Jan 2021
All Committees

Happy new year from AmCham EU! We wish you a happy, healthy 2021.

EU-UK deal marks beginning of new partnership

24 Dec 2020
All Committees
Brexit Task Force

Brussels, 24 December 2020 - Today, the EU and the UK have reached an agreement on the terms of their future relationship. This deal is a fundamental building block towards a strong and ambitious partnership across the Channel that we trust will continue to develop in the future.

AmCham EU responds to European Data Protection Board recommendations

22 Dec 2020
Digital Economy

AmCham EU appreciates the attempt of the European Commission to provide a roadmap for the implementation of the new standard contractual clauses (SCCs) as well as European Data Protection Board's (EDPB) public consultation on the Recommendations 01/2020 to collect feedback on the supplementary measures. However, we are concerned that the EDPB guidance goes beyond both the general data protection regulation and the Schrems II ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union. Read our full consultation response here.

Global business community calls on EU to safeguard international data flows

21 Dec 2020
Digital Economy

The American Chamber of Commerce to the EU (AmCham EU) joins a wide-ranging coalition of industry groups in a call to the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) and the European Commission to ensure much-needed legal certainty around data flows in and outside of the European Union. 

‘International data flows are an integral pillar of global trade, and any disruption to their free flow constitutes a major challenge to every economic sector,’ the groups wrote in a letter sent on Monday, 21 December. ‘The recent developments following the Schrems II judgment in the European Union are creating deep uncertainty throughout the world, as the wide geographic variety of co-signatories to this statement demonstrates.’

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