Our Purpose

Thriving economies are connected economies. Built on the strength of links between business, government, organizations and institutions. A strategic partner for global businesses and governments, BCIU helps build the infrastructure of a thriving world by facilitating relationships, partnerships, and international understanding.

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We believe that business is the greatest platform for change. BCIU shares that vision and creates opportunities for us to collaborate with global partners to address ambitious goals around climate change, equity, and more.

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BCIU and the United Bank for Africa Host a Fireside Chat with Tony Elumelu and Mike Froman

BCIU and the United Bank for Africa hosted a Fireside Chat in New York on April 29, 2022 with Mr. Tony O. Elumelu, CON, Chairman, United Bank for Africa plc., and Ambassador Michael Froman, Vice Chairman and President, Strategic Growth, Mastercard, on The Pursuit of Sustainability and Development of Africa. Discussion points included inflation, climate change, youth entrepreneurship, digitalization, energy and food security, gender equity, and much more.

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Women and Digital Transformation

Sustainable growth and gender equality are not only compatible, but concordant. In order to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,

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Perpetuating BCIU’s Mission for International Understanding

At the end of last year, I traveled with BCIU’s President, Peter Tichansky, to Abu Dhabi. Considering the challenges facing the world right now

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How We Achieve the COP 26 Goals

Climate change is an undeniable reality, and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions must be an urgent short- and long-term priority for both the public and private sector.

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BCIU & SIDO Sign MOU to Help Boost U.S. Exports, Attract FDI

BCIU & the State International Development Organizations (SIDO) are excited to have entered into an MOU to help advance exports of U.S. goods and services, and increase foreign direct investment to the U.S.

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Three Things to Know About the UAE

In the Middle East, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has long been a leader in innovation and business-friendly regulation. As the country celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, the UAE is looking ahead and making plans for a future

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