2018 Business for Peace Award

Application Deadline : 21 November, 2017

Presentation of the donor

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Business for Peace Foundation seek nominations for next year’s Business for Peace Awards. Every May, at the Oslo City Hall, outstanding business leaders who have achieved commercial success, using sustainable and ethically responsible business practices are given the prestigious award. The nomination process has already started, and is open until 21 November.

The inaugural Awards were presented in 2009 in Oslo, Norway – the home of the Nobel Peace Prize, with honourees chosen by an Award Committee consisting of past Nobel Prize winners in Peace, and in Economic Sciences. The award is a global honour, aiming to identify business leaders and entrepreneurs that have achieved outstanding accomplishments by acting ethically and responsibly in business, and by creating shared value between business and society.

UNDP and the Business for Peace Foundation share a common role in promoting sustainable business models and corporate social responsibility. Recognizing such accomplishments promotes further ethical business practices, and emphasizes the private sector’s fundamental role in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). UNDP sees a clear business case for the private sector to invest in SDG implementation.

Summary of opportunity

UNDP encourages nominations of qualified business leaders who 1) act as role models for society and their peers; 2) stand out as advocates for responsible and ethical business conduct, and; 3) have earned the trust of their stakeholders.

Previous winners include Elon Musk (Tesla and SolarCity), Paul Polman (Unilever) and Sarah Beydoun (Sarah’s Bag).

We invite you to nominate a candidate for the 2018 Oslo Business for Peace Award.  The deadline for nominations is 21 November 2017 and the winners will be presented in Oslo City Hall on 16 May 2018.  To read more about the Award and Criteria, visit Business for Peace’s website.

Business for Peace is a global foundation based in Oslo, Norway, committed to redefining the concept of success in business by promoting an evolved form of capitalism. More information about the Business for Peace Foundation can be found at http://businessforpeace.no.

Eligibility criteria

The Oslo Business for Peace Award is presented annually to businesspersons who 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 and society. The independent Award Committee evaluates the Nominees according to three criteria for being businessworthy established by the Business for Peace Foundation:

1. Being a role model to Society and their Peers
The Nominee is acting as a role model to the general public and the business community by showing how to achieve long term success by being businessworthy.

2. Standing out as an advocate
The Nominee is an outspoken advocate for the importance of ethical and responsible business, seeking to solve problems that create value for both business and society; i.e. being businessworthy.

3. Having earned trust by Stakeholders
The Nominee has earned recognition and appreciation as a business leader by stakeholders in the communities within which the business is developed and cultivated over time.

How to apply

Those affiliated with local, regional and national organisations and networks of International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are welcome to nominate their candidate for the 2018 Oslo Business for Peace Award.

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