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- Monday, 12 November 2018 17:37
Business for Peace Endorses the Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace
President Macron and the French Government launched the Paris Call for Trust and Security
in Cyberspace at the Internet Governance Forum on 12 November 2018. This cross-industry
initiative supports the call of 25 European governments so far to address state-sponsored
cyberattacks. Business for Peace is proud to be one of the initial signatories endorsing the
Cyberspace plays a crucial role in every aspect of our lives and it is the shared responsibility
of a wide variety of actors to improve trust, security, and stability in cyberspace. Signatories
of the Paris Call affirm their support of an open, secure, stable, accessible, and peaceful
cyberspace. The Call underlines the need to enhance broad digital cooperation and
recognises the necessity of a strengthened multi-stakeholder approach to reducing risks to
the stability of cyberspace, and to building confidence, capacity, and, trust.
- Thursday, 11 October 2018 12:44
Our foundation is based in Oslo, Norway, so we are delighted to announce that we will be an official partner in Oslo’s upcoming role as the 2019 European Green Capital.
What does that mean? Oslo will work to strengthen the green economy, promote green citizens, and support ambitious green policies. As the capital city of Norway, Oslo has a population of 658,390. It is surrounded by the Marka Forest, a nationally protected area, and the Oslo Fjord, both connected by a number of waterways, and its approach to conserving its natural areas and restoring its waterway network is just one of the many reasons why it won the European Green Capital Award for 2019.
Governed by #businessworthy thinkers, the municipality of Oslo has made tackling climate change a priority. The city aims to cut emissions by 50% by 2020 (as compared to 1990) and wants to be carbon neutral by 2050. Oslo has introduced a range of integrated measures to achieve these ambitious targets, including the promotion of zero emissions transport, and is currently the ‘Electric Vehicle Capital of the World’ with 30% of all vehicles sales involving electric cars.
Given that innovation and the creation of new jobs in the circular economy are featured as hallmark priorities for Oslo’s future, we are proud to hold our annual Business for Peace Award Ceremony and Summit in the city every May. The Summit will be held from May 14-15, 2019, but until then, learn more about Oslo’s selection as the 2019 European Green Capital here.
- Tuesday, 21 August 2018 12:20
Nominations for the 2019 Oslo Business for Peace Award have now closed.
Business for Peace is seeking candidates for the 2019 Oslo Business for Peace Award. Candidates can be nominated through the Foundation’s global partners: International Chamber of Commerce, United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Global Compact and, new this year, Principles for Responsible Investment.
The Award, first conferred in 2009, is the highest distinction given to a business leader who exemplifies outstanding businessworthy accomplishments: ethically and responsibly creating value both for business and society.
Help us celebrate businessworthy leaders and nominate a candidate for the 2019 Award by using our partner nomination tool via the links below.
Candidates can come from a wide variety of business backgrounds and industries. Previous Award recipients range from a United Kingdom product designer who has created sustainable refrigeration, to a Nigerian entrepreneur who has increased the overall returns to rice farmers through improved quality, enhanced productivity, and guaranteed crop buy-back.
Following the nomination process, Honourees will be selected by an independent committee consisting of Nobel Laureates in peace and economics. The current Award Committee consists of Ouided Bouchamaoui (Tunisia), Shirin Ebadi (Iran), Leymah Gbowee (Liberia), Finn Kydland (Norway), and Eric Maskin (USA).
Winners of the 2019 Oslo Business for Peace Award will be announced March 20, 2019 and will be presented with the award at Oslo City Hall May 15, 2019 in a public ceremony. Previous winners include Elon Musk (Tesla and SolarCity), Paul Polman (Unilever), Marilyn Carlson Nelson (Carlson Companies), Richard Branson (Virgin Group), Sarah Beydoun (Sarah’s Bag), Edgar Montenegro (Corpocampo), Martin Naughton (Glen Dimplex Group), and Durreen Shahnaz (Impact Investment Exchange).
- Monday, 16 July 2018 22:41
A Prize for Enlightened Business Leaders – A conversation about the Oslo Business for Peace Award with Per L. Saxegaard
Work can be so much more than money. It might represent a higher meaning, give identity, community, a sense of belonging. I believe these values add to another curve, going the other way, a positive shaped curve (see illustration). This curve is reflecting the effect on your wellbeing of making a difference to other people.
How does the businessworthy concept differ from corporate social responsibility? What’s wrong with classic economic theory? And what is the result of merging the aim for profit with higher purpose? Learn all this and more in this Evonomics interview with Business for Peace founder and chairman Per L. Saxegaard.
2018 Summit speaker David Sloan Wilson, Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences and Anthropology at Binghamton University, joined him for the conversation.
Read the article at Evonomics.
- Monday, 09 July 2018 17:32
The 2018 Business for Peace Summit brought together business leaders, investors, politicians, academics, and civil society to discuss businesses’ role in accelerating climate leadership and how trust is central to the way forward.
The Summit report, prepared in collaboration with McKinsey, covers how businesses can thrive by embracing sustainability, the role of the finance sector in funding a sustainable future, what’s ahead for the energy sector, and more.
See key insights from Summit speakers such as Christiana Figueres, Convenor of Mission 2020, Matthew Harrington, Global COO of Edelman, Leymah Gbowee, Liberian peace activist and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 2011, and other thought leaders. Case studies from companies across the world add further insight.