Accenture Supports the B20 in Bali

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BALI, THE IMAGE – The Group of 20 or G20 is a strategic multilateral platform connecting the world’s major developed and emerging economies. The G20 Final Summit is where recommendations and deliverables from the work carried out within the Ministerial Meetings, Working Groups and Engagement Groups throughout the year will be presented to Heads of State and Governments.

The G20 process comprises multiple engagement as well as working groups including the Business 20 (B20), an official G20 dialogue forum with the global business community. Since 2010, Accenture has been supporting the B20 by providing policy development, research and consulting services.

This year, Accenture has been appointed by the B20 Organizing Committee as the Knowledge Partner for Future of Work & Education (FoWE) Task Force and invited to advise on the Energy, Sustainability and Climate (ESC) Task Force as one of the Co-Chair. Its senior team of industry experts has worked together with business figures of prominent and leading businesses from various industries within the G20 countries, as well as KADIN (the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry) and a number of employers organizations to formulate policy recommendations.

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The ESC Task Force crafted concrete recommendations to accelerate an inclusive sustainable energy transition and ensure energy security for all.

Gianfranco Casati, Accenture’s chairman of Growth Markets serves as the ESC’s co-chair, alongside other Accenture leaders including Valentin de Miguel, senior managing director and Strategy & Consulting and Sustainability Services Lead for Growth Markets and Melissa Stark, managing director and Utilities and Renewables Global lead..

Developing the policy recommendation, FoWE Task Force focused on preparing to face the changing work landscape through job opportunities as well as education and skilling taking into account equity and inclusion to drive productivity and growth in the post-pandemic world. Armen Ovanessoff, principal director, Accenture Research and Debby Alishinta, managing director, Strategy & Consulting at Accenture Indonesia are leading the Knowledge Partner team.

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In addition, Jack Azagury, Accenture’s group chief executive of Strategy & Consulting will be moderating a panel at the B20 Summit on the topic of “Harnessing the Power of Innovation for Future Economic Growth”. His panelists includes Borje Ekholm, CEO of Ericsson and Anthony Tan, co-founder of Grab (please add more names, refer to the screenshot below). Accenture is also involved in a few B20 sideline events, such as the KADIN’s Indonesia Net Zero Summit and BloombergNEF Summit.

Divyesh Vithlani, senior managing director and Southeast Asia market unit lead, Accenture said, “We are privileged to be appointed as B20 Knowledge Partner for Future of Work & Education, as well as the Co- chair of the Energy, Sustainability and Climate Task Force. The need for countries to be more sustainable and resilient is exacerbated by disruptions including climate change, rapid urbanization, demographic shifts and technology advancements. Our engagement with the B20 is about bringing together our people and expertise to shape and improve the way the world lives and works.”

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Jayant Bhargava, country managing director, Indonesia, Accenture said, “For more than 50 years, Accenture worked with Indonesian businesses to support the country’s economic transformation. We continue this commitment with our participation in the B20 Task Forces to deliver concrete, actionable policy recommendations that support the priorities of the Indonesian G20 presidency to accelerate the country’s digital transformation and spur economic growth.”

Debby Alishinta, managing director, Strategy & Consulting, Indonesia, Accenture said, “Success in the future of work will require organizations to support and enable workers in new ways if they want to unlock human potential. As a Knowledge Partner for the B20 Future of Work & Education Task Force, we seek to provide insights and recommendations that encourage companies to develop an approach that reimagines the future of work by creating connected, flexible and inclusive experiences.”***

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