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Business for Peace Annual Event 23 June 2015 New York

The Second Business for Peace (B4P) Annual Event: Building Peace, Realizing Sustainable Development will leverage the great momentum behind the business for peace movement to convene stakeholders from around the world on 23 June in New York as part of Global Compact+15: Business as a force for good (23-25 June), which marks the UN Global Compact’s 15th anniversary. The B4P Annual Event will bring together representatives of business, Global Compact Local Networks, civil society, investors and Governments to focus on why and how business can play an important role in supporting peace and stability, rule of law and good governance – all critical building blocks for implementing Sustainable Development Goal 16.

Key objectives include:

  • Setting a vision for how the private sector can engage in, align with, and contribute to the new development agenda, with a special focus on Sustainable Development Goal 16;
  • Reflecting on the trajectory of private sector engagement in peace with a view to inspire others to help the movement achieve larger scale and become transformational; and
  • Providing a common space for learning, knowledge sharing and partnership brokering with a view to advancing innovative interventions to accelerate private sector contributions to peace. 

The Inaugural Business for Peace Annual Event highlighted different perspectives on the business case for peace and how companies could enhance the efforts that they are already undertaking to support peace and development. Through candid discussions on a range of topics, participants became part of a growing community of practice exploring collaborative approaches to peace.  

View the 2015 event agenda.

For an overview of proceedings, to view the graphic illustrations developed at the event,and access the meeting report from our 2014 event, please see below.

Click to access all graphic illustrations from the event

We also invite you to continue the #B4P conversation on Twitter and Facebook.

The Inaugural Business for Peace Annual Event was organized with the support of the following special partners: Istanbul Chamber of Commerce, Global Compact Network Turkey, PRME, UNDP and Synergos.

More Information 

Please contact business4peace@unglobalcompact.org

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