Each May, Business for Peace hosts its annual Summit, including the  Business for Peace Award Ceremony as the pinnacle event. It is a chance to celebrate our Honourees and learn about their businessworthy journeys. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 2021 Summit had to be postponed. Instead, the Foundation will host a digital event series in the spring this year, titled Business for Peace Spotlight Series: Rethinking Systems of Decent Work.


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The 2020 Honourees will be celebrated in Oslo once it is safe to travel and gather. The next round of Oslo Business for Peace Award nominations will open later in 2021. In the meantime, the public is invited to join the three-day Spotlight Series 26-28 May 2021 focusing on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 8: Decent Work and Inclusive Economic Growth.

The mission of Business for Peace is to support, inspire, and recognise businessworthy leadership. At the centre of the Foundation’s efforts is the annual Oslo Business for Peace Award. Each year, recipients are selected by an independent committee of Nobel Prize Laureates in Peace and Economics. Our nomination partners are: the International Chamber of Commerce, United Nations Global Compact, United Nations Development Programme, and Principles for Responsible Investment.

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The 2020 recipients of the Oslo Business for Peace Award are Marc Benioff: Co-Founder, Chair, and CEO of Salesforce; Felicitas “Joji” Bautista Pantoja: CEO and Co-Founder of Coffee for Peace; and Dr James Mwangi: CEO and Managing Director of Equity Bank.