The theme for this year’s Summit is: Brundtland +30: Breakthrough Ideas for Futureproofing the Global Economy, marking the 30th anniversary of the 1987 Brundtland Commission report: “Our Common Future”.
We are proud to have Dr Brundtland participate at the 2017 Business for Peace Summit, giving the keynote “The State of the Union between Business and Society” at the Award Ceremony on May 16th.
Since futureproofing is our aim, we have put great effort in making this year’s Summit intergenerational. This perspective will also shape the programme, meaning the 2017 Summit will serve as a platform for intergenerational dialogue between CEOs and board members, investors and representatives from civil society, politics and academia.
We are also proud to confirm that Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg will attend our Roundtable conference for the third consecutive year. Solberg is also the co-chair of the UN Advocacy Group for the Sustainable Development Goals.
Among other exiting speakers are professor Adam Grant from Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, who will give a speech at the University of Oslo on the 15th of May. He is a leading expert on how we can find motivation and meaning, and live more generous and creative lives. He has been recognised as one of the world’s 25 most influential management thinkers and Fortune’s 40 under 40. Grant is the author of two New York Times bestselling books (“Originals”& “Give and Take”), translated into 35 languages. His third book, “Option B” with Sheryl Sandberg, is on resilience.
Nisa Leung, Managing Partner of China’s Qiming Venture Partners, will be speaking at the roundtable conference. Qiming Venture Partners is a leading investment firm in China which currently manages five USD funds and four RMB funds with over USD 2.7 billion in assets and investments in more than 160 companies. Leung is leading the company’s healthcare investments.
About the Summit
The Business for Peace Summit is a two-day event that has rapidly gained recognition as one of the world’s prime meeting places for leaders who have as their purpose to improve society by being ”businessworthy” – in an ethical and responsible way creating value both for business and society.
The complete program for the Business for Peace Foundations Summit, will be released within few weeks.
The highlight of every Summit is the Award Ceremony, where the winners of the Oslo Business for Peace Award are celebrated at the Oslo City Hall. This year the celebration will take place on the 16th of May from 16:00 to 17:30. We welcome you to reserve your seat today, by filling out this form.
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