Government leaders use the G-20 to sort out all kinds of nasty world problems, and HSBC Group Chairman Stephen Green figures business executives could do the same with a Business 20, or B-20.Floating his idea at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Mr. Green proposed that the world's largest companies, particularly those operating internationally, be represented on the B-20.

According to a press release HSBC issued Friday, its chairman sees a need for "a new set of principles and rules that promote international trade by increasing transparency and simplicity in the financial system, and proposed a forum to enable global businesses to engage with governments and regulators as this new marketplace is constructed."

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