About us

Commonwealth Business Communications is committed to accelerating the socio-economic transformation of the Commonwealth through authoritative media solutions that inform and engage audiences.

As part of Henley Media Group, we have worked with the Commonwealth since 2004, helping to catalyse trade and investment and sustainable development, whilst promoting the modern day Commonwealth as global association for good.

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What we do

From annual ministerial reference reports to commemorative books, we produce a portfolio of publications aimed at senior policy makers and business leaders across the Commonwealth.

We also run high level networking events to help build partnerships between business, government and public bodies to accelerate sustainable development and promote inward investment.

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Founded in 1868, the Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS) is the oldest and largest civil society organisation dedicated to the Commonwealth. Commonwealth Business Communications is proud to have partnered with the RCS since 2011, to promote dialogue and partnerships, and to celebrate the great value of the modern Commonwealth.
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Our work

Ministers Reference Books

Our annual ministerial reference books are distributed to Ministers and senior policy makers across the Commonwealth. The 200+ page reports feature articles from leading authorities on topics ranging from trade and investment, health, education, energy, infrastructure and the environment.

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CHOGM Reports

Since 2003 we have produced reference reports for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings. Held every two years, these summits bring together Commonwealth leaders to discuss the key issues affecting the lives of the Commonwealth’s 2.2 billion citizens.

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We run high-level networking events to help build partnerships between business, government and public bodies to accelerate sustainable development and promote inward investment. We also assist with the planning, funding and implementation of external events run by Commonwealth associations and member Governments.

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Queen & Commonwealth

We are delighted to partner with the Royal Commonwealth Society to produce two commemorative titles for Her Majesty The Queen. The first celebrated her Diamond Jubilee, and the second will be published in June 2016 for her 90th birthday, celebrating her glorious years as Queen and Head of the Commonwealth.

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Trade & Investment Reports

Over the last 10 years we have produced numerous reports for the Commonwealth and for individual Member States and regions – particularly in Africa - to help attract inward investment across the emerging markets of the Commonwealth.

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Our library

Since 2004 we have produced over 50 publications and reports for the Commonwealth. To view a wide selection please visit our library. Further publications can be found in the Commonwealth Secretariat’s online library collection here

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Coming Up

In June 2016, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will celebrate her 90th birthday. To mark this memorable occasion, we are working with the Royal Commonwealth Society to produce a commemorative tribute: Queen & Commonwealth - 90 Glorious Years. With an introduction from Charles, Prince of Wales, the book will be a celebration of The Queen’s life, her interests and passions, and her unique position of unity and strength at the heart of the Commonwealth. To find out more contact ahalpin@queenandcommonwealth.com

Priority Areas

Good Governance, Peace & Security

Economic Growth, Trade & Investment

Infrastructure Development

Health & Welfare


Climate Change & The Environment

Contributors include:

HRH Prince of Wales
David Cameron
Muhammadu Buhari
Akinwumi Adesina
Helen Clark
Wu Hongbo
Malcolm Turnbull
Christiana Figueres
Supachai Panitchpakdi
Maria van der Hoeven
Achim Steiner
Amina Mohammed
Joseph Stiglitz
Joseph Muscat
Christine Lagarde
Muhammad Yunus
Kofi Annan
Ibrahim Mayaki
Stephen Harper
Uhuru Kenyatta
Irina Bokova
Peter Mutharika
Robert Azevêdo
Nkosazana Dlamina Zuma
Portia Simpson Miller
Perry Christie
Julia Gillard
Joan Clos
John Dramani Mahama
Olusegun Obasanjo
Jacob Zuma
Houlin Zhao


Commonwealth fast facts

The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of 53 independent countries.

The combined population of the Commonwealth is 2.2 billion.

The combined gross domestic product of Commonwealth member countries is predicted to reach US$14 trillion by 2020.

Intra-Commonwealth trade in goods and services is estimated at more than $680 billion and projected to surpass $1 trillion by 2020.

Commonwealth members’ combined exports of goods and services are valued at $3.4 trillion, which is about 15 per cent of the world’s total exports.

60% of the Commonwealth’s citizens are under the age of 30.

The most innovative economies in Sub-Saharan Africa are Commonwealth member countries (8 out of the top 10).

25 Commonwealth countries have high or very high human development according to the HDI.

In Sub-Saharan Africa, 8 of the top 10 countries with the lowest levels of corruption are Commonwealth members.

Half of the top 20 global emerging cities are in the Commonwealth.

Source: thecommonwealth.org For further Fast Facts on the Commonwealth see http://thecommonwealth.org/fastfacts