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2016 Oslo Business for Peace Award Nominations are now Closed

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Nominations for the 2016 Oslo Business for Peace Award are now closed. We would like to extend our thanks to all of those who nominated and to our partner organisations the United Nations Global Compact, the United Nations Development Program and the International Chamber of Commerce. The Award Committee will meet in London in late-January, with winners announced shortly thereafter. The Award Ceremony will be held on May 3rd at Oslo City Hall, Norway. This event is free and open to the public by registration, the link for which will […]

Nobel Peace Prize: Promoting businessworthy action

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– By giving the peace prize to a quartet including Ms. Ouided Bouchamaoui´s organisation, the committee has emphasised the importance of establishing trustworthy relationships between employer associations, labor unions and the civilian society to create stability, peace and development. Ms. Ouided Bouchamaoui, a business woman and the first female president of the Tunisian employer association, has been a central force in the development of her homeland after the arab spring, says Per L. Saxegaard, Chairman of Business for Peace. Ouided Bouchamaoui is representing the Tunisian employeer association in the Tunisian National Dialogue […]

Honouree Profile: Zahi Khouri

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Small bottles, big dreams Here’s a question – Where should you go if you want to see the biggest Coke bottle in the world? The Coca Cola Company’s headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia? Not quite. In fact, the sculpture is found more than 10.350 kilometers away, on the roof of the soft drink giant’s Ramallah headquarters. Impressive though it might be, to see the bottle merely as a symbol of Coca Cola’s international reach would be a mistake. Rather, the bottle should be seen as a super-sized testimony to the success of Mr. Zahi Khouri, the […]

2015 Oslo Business for Peace Honourees

The Business for Peace Summit, May 5-6, Oslo

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The Business for Peace Summit brings together high-level leaders to focus on the role of the private sector in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and to celebrate the 2015 Business for Peace Honourees. Dominic Barton (Global Managing Director, McKinsey & Company), Arif Naqvi (Group Chief Executive of Abraaj), Jane Nelson (Director of the Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School), David Blood (founding partner, Generation Investment Management), and many more compose a compelling high impact line-up at the 2015 Summit. Last year, almost 1000 people, including Georg Kell (Executive Director UN Global […]

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