IFAC recently issued a comment letter to the Group of Twenty (G-20) in advance of its meeting in St. Petersburg, Russia, in early September. The recommendations focus on promoting accountability, sustainability, and growth, and are primarily directed toward the stated priority of the Russian presidency of the G-20: growth through trust and transparency. The trust and transparency required to promote accountability, sustainability, and growth and to overcome the current serious global economic problems must be consistently encouraged at the international level by G-20 countries.