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Marc Benioff

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A 2020 Honouree leading a successful global company while advocating for equality and stakeholder capitalism. 

 

Marc Benioff giving a speech

 

 

Marc Benioff is Chair, CEO and Founder of Salesforce and a pioneer of cloud computing. He is a member of the World Economic Forum (“WEF”) Board of Trustees, Benioff serves as the inaugural Chair of WEF’s Forum Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution in San Francisco.

Salesforce founded the 1-1-1 or “Pledge 1%” model of corporate philanthropy, which dedicates 1% of Salesforce’s equity, employee time or product back into the communities it serves. This pledge has so far generated more than $280 million, millions of employee volunteer hours, and technology to nonprofits and schools worldwide.

 

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 “It is a great honor to be recognised by the Business for Peace Foundation, which recognises that businesses have profound responsibilities to all our stakeholders, including our communities and our planet,” said Marc Benioff, Chair & CEO, Salesforce. “As more companies embrace stakeholder capitalism and commit to meeting the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals, we see that business is the greatest platform for change.”

 

Mr Benioff receives the Award for being an outspoken advocate of businessworthy values and leading Salesforce with social responsibility and equality at its core. Mr Benioff is passionate about redefining capitalism to work for all, and ensuring businesses have a positive impact on the societies in which they operate.

 

 

 

Looking for Volunteers for the 2020 Business for Peace Summit

Business for Peace 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All the Business for Peace employees were super helpful, giving me extra information and guidance throughout the event!

Roberta, past Volunteer

 

We worked in a nice atmosphere and were allowed to listen to all the discussions, which was great.

Anna, past Volunteer

 

I felt included, valuable and appreciated by the Foundation!

Ulla, past Volunteer

Business for Peace is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to be part of the Business for Peace Summit in Oslo. Are you interested in joining us the 13th and 14th of May, 2020? Send a short CV and cover letter to jobs@businessforpeace.org. Deadline for this year’s applications is Friday 3 April. More information about our volunteer programme is below.

 

Business for Peace Summit 2017. Professorboligen.

 

The Business for Peace Foundation seeks to unlock the positive power of business in society and inspire a higher form of capitalism. Our vision is that all business leaders make improving society their purpose. This requires being businessworthy – to create value both for business and society in an ethical and responsible way.

 

Business for Peace 2016.

We are looking to create a team of talented individuals who believe that we can make the Summit a truly memorable experience. We require a commitment of 2-3 days or evenings for orientation prior to the Summit, and then another 48 hours of volunteering during the Summit in Oslo.

Find out more about past Summits here and take a look at the 2020 Summit website here.

 

 

Business for Peace 2016.

Volunteer tasks include:

  • Guiding and supporting our VIP guests throughout the Summit and Award Ceremony

  • Guest registration

  • Working with the social media and our Communications team

  • Supporting speakers, guests, and participants with relevant information and other hands-on tasks as required

 

 

Necessary Qualifications Include:

  • Familiarity with Oslo and its facilities (either based in Oslo or have lived here)

  • Reliable and friendly with a professional and proactive attitude

  • Comfortable working both in a group and independently

  • Enjoy working with people from all walks of life

  • Have excellent time management skills and adaptability to face-paced environments

  • Computer literacy, including Microsoft Office tools

  • Knowing more than one language is a plus!

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Through volunteering, we offer an opportunity to make a difference and be part of building a global movement for change. Look forward to:

  • Building new job market skills, including event management

  • Receiving a written testimonial at the end of the volunteer period

  • Working with an experienced team of professionals who can provide constructive feedback and career advice

  • Interaction with leading speakers and thinkers in business and sustainability

  • Enjoying a special celebration for our volunteers after the Summit

 

Please send an email to barbora@businessforpeace.org for further information. We look forward to hearing from you! 

Application deadline: 3 April.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you!

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The Business for Peace Summit and Award 2014 has now come to a successful, captivating and inspiring end. All three central events – the Roundtable on “The new imperative: Creating Shared Value”, the Award Ceremony in the Oslo City Hall and the Honourees’ Dinner at Akershus Fortress – on May 15 have, next to the numerous smaller side events, created a series of beautiful experiences and memories.

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