This written discussion is part a new month-long Challenge with Indiana University around the question: “What role can business play in pursuit of peace?” The Challenge consists an online programme of written articles and online discussions, available on the Challenge homepage.
Despite the fact that broad macroeconomic connections between business and peace have long been acknowledged more needs to be done. This Challenge aims to deepen understanding around the role that business can play in peacekeeping, peace making, and peace building.
This discussion focuses on why business might contribute to peace. A one-hour live panel will take place Wednesday 12 October from 10am ET / 3pm UK.
The discussion will focus on three questions:
- What motivates business to contribute to peace? Of these motivations, which one(s) might be the most important in the future?
- If businesses aim to contribute to peace, what can they learn from best practice, including from other businesses and from the political and diplomatic worlds?
- As businesses move from a pure focus on shareholder value to “shared” value for all stakeholders, what implications does this have for why and how they can contribute to peace?