In 2017, the theme for the Business for Peace Summit is ”Brundtland +30: Breakthrough Ideas for Futureproofing the Global Economy”. It marks the 30 year anniversary for the report, “Our Common Future”, published by the World Commission on Environment and Development, which was led by Dr Gro Harlem Brundtland. We are proud to announce that Dr Brundtland will be attending this year’s Summit, giving the key note “State of the Union Between Business and Society”.


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 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.

We are delighted to announce among this year´s speakers George Serafeim (Professor, Harvard University), Nisa Leung (Managing Partner, Qiming Venture Partners), Svein Tore Holsether (CEO, Yara), Hendrik du Toit (CEO, Investec Asset Management), David Boyd (Ph. D., Caltech), Martin Sandbu (Economics editorial writer, Financial Times), Yngve Slyngstad (CEO, Norges Bank Investment Management), Arif Naqvi (Founder and Chief Executive of The Abraaj Group), Egil Hogna (CEO, Sapa)  and many more.

You can find a program for the Roundtable here.

Guest lecture

Adam Grant, author, professor at Wharton Business School and a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, will give the annual Business for Peace lecture at the University of Oslo on May 15th. We welcome you to register for it here.

Award Ceremony

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.

Award Ceremony program can be found here.

We also invite you to follow us on social media for updates on this event and more, and hope to welcome you at the Summit!


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 event brings together 150-200 board chairs, CEOs and leaders of international organisations to discuss practical actions needed to make substantial, business relevant progress on fulfilling the Sustainable Development Goals. We have over the recent years enjoyed the participation of outstanding leaders such as Sir Richard Branson, Ouided Bouchamaoui and Paul Polman (all of them previous Business for Peace Honourees as well), David Blood, Dominic Barton, Lady de Rothschild and Philip Kotler.