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2018 Summit: The Business of Trust

Trustworthiness

Are the world’s institutions running up a trust deficit? Geopolitical tensions are rising and supranational alliances disintegrating. Popular unrest against elites is surging, the pace of change, globalisation and automation challenge employees across countries and industries, while climate change is testing the boundaries between politics and business.

 

Trustworthiness

Society’s trust in key institutions – with business sharing the fate of governments, NGOs and media – has declined markedly over the last years. CEOs have a low credibility among the broader population, and are short of a key currency. At the same time, technology is offering new capabilities to build but also distort trust, which may demand new ways for business leaders to relate to their stakeholders.

Trust is firmly embedded in the mission of the Business for Peace Foundation. With trust as the overarching theme for the 2018 Summit, we will look at how business leaders can address the trust deficit. To rebuild trust in business, we believe that leaders need to step outside of their traditional roles and place sustainability and the opportunity to create value for society at the core of their strategy. We need businessworthy leaders.

The Summit is an intergenerational forum, highlighting how experienced and emerging leaders can work to co-evolve a sustainable and peaceful future, by being or becoming a problem solver for society. In the spirit of the Foundation’s vision, we hope to build a conversation on transformational leadership, including how to achieve sustainable impact, challenges in changing corporate culture, and how to gain trust and support from key stakeholders, such as owners, customers and employees.

 

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Business for Peace is recruiting – 3 new positions available

We are hiring!

Do you want to join our team?
Business for Peace is opening up 3 new full-time positions as Programme Director, Communication Director and Partnership Director. As part of our team you will work in an interesting and dynamic environment, with an opportunity to engage with some of the world’s leading thinkers and practitioners on business and sustainability.

Position Descriptions:

The Programme Director will be responsible for developing the annual Summit and other events – building the global position of the Foundation and the businessworthy concept. Key responsibilities include identifying relevant and interesting themes and topics, recruiting high quality speakers, and ensuring a successful execution.

The Communication Director will be responsible for promoting the Foundation and the businessworthy concept globally and the planning and execution of all communication activities related to the Business for Peace Summit and other events.

The Partnership Director will be responsible for developing and managing the Foundation’s partnership relations, recruiting new partners, and developing partner-driven activities and the Business for Peace Summit platform.

 

Application deadline: 22.12.17
For questions please contact Managing Director Dag Dyrdal at dag.dyrdal@businessforpeace.org or +47 982 91 010.

Open position: Communication Director, Business for Peace

Location: Oslo
Reports to: Managing Director

Job Summary: The Communication Director will be responsible for promoting the Foundation and the businessworthy concept globally and the planning and execution of all communication activities related to the Business for Peace Summit and other events.

 
Essential Job Functions:

  • Develop and implement a communication strategy to globally broaden the awareness and support of the Foundation’s vision and objectives
  • Develop and manage the Foundation’s media relations internationally, and collaborate with PR agencies, media partners and others on extending the global reach
  • Represent and be a spokesperson for the Foundation in public appearances, and develop relationships with key stakeholders internationally
  • Develop and manage the Social Media channels and web sites of the Foundation, and produce own content for these channels
  • Manage style and visual guides and templates for all communication, and the production of all printed material, including presentations, newsletters and reports
  • Take part in other areas of the Foundation’s work as relevant and required, and work with colleagues on communication with Partners, Honourees and other parts of our network
  • Ensure sufficient capacity for the communication activities through engagements of volunteers, interns and additional staff
  • Raise communication skills and awareness in the organisation through internal sharing

Qualifications and Capabilities:

  • Higher education, international experience an advantage
  • Minimum 8-10 years’ experience from relevant international media or communication work
  • Excellent English skills, oral and written. Good understanding of Norwegian preferable
  • Exceptional communication skills with an ability to develop and present strong narratives
  • Understanding of digital platforms and professional experience with Social Media channels
  • Good collaboration skills, ability to think strategically and innovatively
  • Understanding of international business and the sustainability landscape an advantage
  • Knowledge of web based editing systems like WordPress preferable
  • Willingness to execute day-to-day tasks, work independently and get the job done
  • Self-motivated with an ability to work under pressure, good prioritisation skills
  • Leadership capabilities for managing a team of communication interns and volunteers
  • Good project management and problem solving skills

 

To apply: Please send your CV and application letter to jobs@businessforpeace.org.  Application deadline: 22.12.17

For questions, please contact Managing Director Dag Dyrdal at dag.dyrdal@businessforpeace.org or +47 982 91 010.

Open position: Programme Director, Business for Peace

Location: Oslo
Reports to: Managing Director

Job Summary: The Programme Director will be responsible for developing the annual Summit
and other events – building the global position of the Foundation and the businessworthy
concept. Key responsibilities include identifying relevant and interesting themes and topics,
recruiting high quality speakers, and ensure a successful execution.

 
Essential Job Functions:

  • Develop a profile for the Business for Peace Summit to build its position as the main
    international meeting place for value-based, purpose-driven business leaders
  • Plan and manage the content development for different events from inception through
    execution, on time and within budgets
  • Find ideas, themes and topics of relevance to international business leaders
  • Recruit excellent, high-level speakers, and ensure close dialogue and good preparations
  • Lead the programme committee meetings with external partners, and liaise with other parts
    of the Foundation’s network to maximise the contributions of topics and speakers
  • Liaise with event agency and colleagues to develop and innovate platforms and concept of
    the Summit and other events
  • Take part in other areas of the Foundation’s work as relevant and required
  • Ensure sufficient capacity for the programme activities through engagements of volunteers,
    interns and additional staff

Qualifications and Capabilities:

  • Higher education, international experience an advantage
  • Minimum 6-8 years’ relevant work experience from similar organisations or events
  • Content development experience from business or academic events preferable
  • Understanding of developments in international business, the sustainability landscape and
    key drivers of change, including the role of technology and finance
  • Excellent English skills, oral and written. Good understanding of Norwegian preferable
  • Strong communication skills, international experience preferable
  • Excellent collaboration skills, ability to think strategically and innovatively
  • Willingness to execute day-to-day
    tasks, work independently and get the job done
  • Leadership capabilities for managing a team of interns and volunteers
  • Good project management and problem solving skills, and an ability to work under pressure

 

To apply: Please send your CV and application letter to jobs@businessforpeace.org.  Application deadline: 22.12.17

For questions, please contact Managing Director Dag Dyrdal at dag.dyrdal@businessforpeace.org or +47 982 91 010.

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