The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and local chambers of commerce assist in the global nomination process for the Business for Peace Award by searching for outstanding business people who have been able to achieve business success while acting in an ethically responsible way.
The inaugural Awards were given for the first time in 2009 in Oslo, Norway - the home of the Nobel Peace Prize, with honorees chosen by a prestigious Award Committee consisting of past
Nobel Prize winners in Peace and Economy
The Committee of the
2016 Business for Peace Award
consisted of the following Nobel Laureates:
Professor A. Michael Spence (USA)
Professor Finn E. Kydland (Norway)
Lawyer Shirin Ebadi (Iran)
Peace Activist Leymah Roberta Gbowee (Liberia)
2014 BFP Honouree Ouided Bouchamaoui (Tunisia)
About last year
The 2015 Business for Peace Awards were given to
five outstanding business
people from Colombia, Sri Lanka, Palestine, Hong Kong and The Netherlands.
Find out more about this year's winners by clicking
Chambers of commerce worldwide have long proposed that there is a relationship between peace and business.
Business deals are sealed with a
, and lasting business relationships are created when handshakes are made in good faith between partners intent on creating mutual benefits for one another.
In the spirit of corporate social responsibility, ethically aware business practices build
enduring relationships, forging a union between not only business partners, but also with the societies that are touched by their business activity.
The collaboration between ICC and the
Business for Peace Foundation
in bestowing the Business for Peace Award is a wonderful opportunity for both to fulfill their mission of
promoting peace and prosperity