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Global Policy Groups whose membership are the transnational corporate elite

1) Global Economic Forum
"Our members represent the world’s 1,000 leading companies, along with 200 smaller businesses, many from the developing world, that play a potent role in their industry or region. Our members are often innovative and inspiring individuals who challenge conventional thinking and are committed to making the world a better place. We also work closely with communities of leaders from academia, government, religion, the media, non-governmental organizations and the arts. Our members – like our staff – come from all parts of the world, and our Annual Meetings bring together people from more than 100 countries"
"The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging leaders in partnerships to shape global, regional and industry agendas. Incorporated as a foundation in 1971, and based in Geneva, Switzerland, the World Economic Forum is impartial and not-for-profit; it is tied to no political, partisan or national interests. The Forum is under the supervision of the Swiss Federal Government."

Global Competitiveness Programme
Where is the World Economic Forum coming from?
World Economic Forums in Davos

2) International Chamber of Commerce
"ICC (International Chamber of Commerce) is the voice of world business championing the global economy as a force for economic growth, job creation and prosperity. Because national economies are now so closely interwoven, government decisions have far stronger international reper-cussions than in the past. ICC - the world's only truly global business organization responds by being more assertive in expressing business views. ICC activities cover a broad spectrum, from arbitration and dispute resolution to making the case for open trade and the market economy system, business self-regulation, fighting corruption or combating commercial crime. ICC has direct access to national governments all over the world through its national committees. The organization's Paris-based international secretariat feeds business views i nto intergovernmental organizations on issues that directly affect business operations."
3) World Business Council for Sustainable Development
"WBCSD membership provides value to members by helping them to build the business case for sustainable development. Our work shows how efforts in favor of sustainable development can improve companies’ competitiveness. More broadly, membership enables companies to:
- make the business case for sustainable development
- access state-of-the-art thinking on business and sustainable development in order to anticipate emerging trends
- participate in policy development and influence the framework conditions under which companies operate
- engage in broad or sector-specific sustainable development initiatives through a credible business platform
- share best practices through exchanging information with peers from a cross-section of industries and countries
- network with like-minded business people
- educate and influence tomorrow’s business leaders globally
- collaborate with all sectors of society and engage stakeholders in this process."

A list of WBCSD member companies:
Africa | Asia | Europe | Latin America | North America | Oceania | All
CorpWatch on World Business Council for Sustainable Development
4) Bilderberg Conference -It does not have a website.
Wikipedia entry on the Bilderberg Conference
"The Bilderberg Group is a group of influential people, mostly politicians and business people, whose existence and activities are private, and due to its secretive nature is the subject of numerous conspiracy theories. The group meets annually at five-star resorts throughout the world, normally in Europe, although sometimes in America or Canada. It has an office in Leiden, South Holland.Although the group has no official name, the "Bilderberg Group" title comes from what is generally recognized to be the location of its first official meeting in 1954: the Bilderberg Hotel in Arnhem, the Netherlands.
The group has been depicted as an international cabal of the influental and the affluent: politicians, financiers, and media and business moguls; the elite of the elite. Some believe that they have dictated national policies, rigged (or outright stolen) national elections, caused wars, recessions, and ordered murders and ousters of world leaders "
Inside the secretive Bilderberg Group (BBC News - October 7, 2005)
5) Trilateral Commission
"The Trilateral Commission was formed in 1973 by private citizens of Japan, Europe (European Union countries), and North America (United States and Canada) to foster closer cooperation among these core democratic industrialized areas of the world with shared leadership responsibilities in the wider international system. Originally established for three years, our work has been renewed for successive triennia (three-year periods), most recently for a triennium to be completed in 2006."
"When the first triennium of the Trilateral Commission was launched in 1973, the most immediate purpose was to draw together—at a time of considerable friction among governments—the highest level unofficial group possible to look together at the key common problems facing our three areas. At a deeper level, there was a sense that the United States was no longer in such a singular leadership position as it had been in earlier post-World War II years, and that a more shared form of leadership—including Europe and Japan in particular—would be needed for the international system to navigate successfully the major challenges of the coming years."

Other Western elites: The trilateral Commission
Trilateral Commission: World shadow government
Treasonous agenda of the Trilateral Commission ---------------------