The Oslo Business for Peace Award will be given annually to businesspersons who through actions and commitments are outstandingly promoting the interdependent relationship between business and peace, through their Businessworthy actions.

Being Businessworthy is to apply your business energy ethically and responsibly with the purpose of creating economic value, as well as value for society.

The Oslo Business for Peace Award aims to highlight ethical and responsible business practices, and the commitment of business leaders as individuals to creating long-term success of benefit to their businesses, society and themselves. The Award Committee evaluates the Nominees according to three criteria for Being Businessworthy established by the Business for Peace Foundation. Therefore, Nominees must be:


1. Examples to Society and their Peers
The Nominees are acting as examples to the general public and inspiring the business community by showing how to achieve success through ethical and responsible business practices.


2. Advocates of Ethical and Responsible Business
Businesspersons nominated are outspoken advocates of ethical and responsible business principles, and of social responsibility in corporate governance.


3. Trusted by the Communities their Businesses Affect
The Nominees for the Award have developed and cultivated successful international or national businesses in a manner that is recognized and appreciated by the communities within which their business is active, ideally by creating economic value in a way that also creates value for society.