Drawing on over a decade of experience working with the private sector to explore the role of business in contributing to peace, the UN Global Compact launched Business for Peace (B4P) at the Global Compact Leaders Summit (19-20 September 2013). Identified in Forbes as one of the five areas defining the future of CSR, this leadership platform assists companies in implementing responsible business practices that are aligned with the Global Compact principles in conflict-affected and high-risk areas. The platform also catalyzes collaborative practical action to advance peace by leveraging business influence on the workplace, marketplace and local communities. View list of participants.
Business for Peace Brochure (2013) aims to expand and deepen private sector action in support of peace - in the workplace, marketplace and local communities. Assists companies in implementing responsible business practices aligned with the Global Compact ten principles in conflict-affected and high-risk areas and catalyze action to advance peace. Download: لعربية | 中文 | English | Français | Español
Business: A Powerful Force for Supporting Interfaith Understanding and Peace examples offer an important step forward in providing companies with guidance on why and how they can make practical contributions in this area – in ways benefitting both their business and the societies where they operate.
Responsible Business Advancing Peace (2013) examples from Companies, Investors & Global Compact Local Networks. Presents case study examples of how companies, investors and Global Compact Local Networks have used the "Guidance on Responsible Business in Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas: A Resource for Companies and Investors" as a tool to align their policies, to engage with investee companies and to advance the implementation of responsible business practices in difficult operating environments around the world. Download examples from:
Guidance on Responsible Business in Conflict-Affected & High-Risk Areas: A Resource for Companies & Investors (2010) The Guidance aims to assist companies in implementing responsible business practices in conflict-affected and high-risk areas consistent with the Global Compact ten principles. Also available in 中文 and Español.
Business in Society reports on how business is changing lives through responsible and sustainable business. The half-hour programme presents experts and best practices on a range of corporate sustainability topics, drawing attention to private sector efforts to conduct business both ethically and profitably, and also address global challenges. Click here to view short version (9:50).
A discussion on the Global Compact and B4P platform. The podcast addresses the following questions: What is the UN Global Compact’s Business Engagement Architecture and how does it relate to the Post-2015 Development Agenda? How does B4P engage the private sector to advance peace and stability? What are practical actions that businesses can take to address conflict? How does B4P account for the varied local contexts of peace and conflict? Click here to access.
(Last updated: 2 June 2014)