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The Business for Peace Summit is held in Oslo in May each year. The Summit brings together business leaders, investors, leaders of NGOs, politicians, academics, and civil society from all over the world to discuss the practical actions needed in order to make substantial and sustainable business contributions to society. 


The theme for the 2018 Summit is Building Trust: Accelerating Climate Leadership. Trust is essential for both societies and businesses to flourish – trust in institutions, in leaders, and in each other as individuals. Across the world, trust is declining. How can business leaders help build trust with society and contribute to a sustainable future?  Business leaders must step outside of their traditional roles and place sustainability and the opportunity to create value for society at the core of their strategies, including accelerating action on climate change. The world needs businessworthy leaders.  




MAY 15 – DAY 1


Launch of the Oslo Climate Leadership Declaration 

08:00-10:00 (Breakfast from 07:15)

Grand Hotel

Keynote address by Christiana Figueres of Mission 2020 with Kristin Halvorsen, Director of CICERO, and Nigel Topping, CEO of We Mean Business.


Honouree Network Meeting (Honourees only)
Nobel Peace Centre
Former and new Business for Peace Honourees gather for a network meeting with lunch


Business for Peace Lecture (Open to the public)

University Aula, University of Oslo
Jamie Oliver, founder of Jamie’s Food Revolution, chef and business leader, will give the annual Business for Peace lecture at the University of Oslo


Welcome Reception (Invitation only)

Nobel Peace Centre
The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs invites select guests to an intimate and informal gathering. Opening remarks by representative from the Ministry and a brief keynote dialogue with a few speakers



MAY 16 – DAY 2


Breakfast Seminar by BI (Open to the public)

BI Norwegian Business School
As part of the 2018 Summit, Business for Peace and the Norwegian Business School (BI) invites Summit guests and students for an interactive seminar with Professor David Sloan Wilson on The Competitive Advantage of Collaboration – Rebalancing the Darwinian Perspective


The Business for Peace Roundtable (Invitation only)
Building Trust: Accelerating Climate Leadership 

CEOs and board chairs from leading companies, investors, civil society and politics are invited to listen, engage and discuss how society’s trust in key institutions – with business sharing the fate of governments, NGOs and media – has declined markedly over the last years. Can a renewed sense of trust enable us to speed up on climate leadership? Moderator: Mishal Husain, journalist and broadcaster


Oslo Business for Peace Award Ceremony (Open to the public)

Oslo City Hall
The breath-taking highlight of the Business for Peace Summit – the Award Ceremony held in the Oslo City Hall, the venue of the Nobel Peace Prize. This is the formal delivery and celebration of the Business for Peace Award to the 2018 Business for Peace Honourees: Lori Blaker, Edgar Montenegro, and Martin Naughton. Keynote on The State of the Union between Business and Society. Artistic performances


Award Dinner Reception (Invitation only)

Oslo City Hall
Held in the same venue as the Award Ceremony, a standing dinner reception to celebrate the 2018 Honourees.  


More speakers and special guests will be announced soon. Stay tuned for details on how to register for the public Summit events.