This reminds me of something that I discussed last week. Someone asked what first steps can businesses take to promote peace and I responded by saying that they should recruit c-level managers who truly align with the corporate strategy and the act of doing good. If we start at the top, then the company's employees will follow suit and they will be treated more fairly. This would create a snowball effect because the employees will be more likely to exhibit good ethical behavior around their friends and family since they don't feel the need to cheat or commit unfair practices while they are on the job. I believe that starting at the executive level of every business and promoting socially aware mangers will eventually lead to the expansion of peace throughout the world. If this becomes common practice, then businesses only focusing on the bottom line will slowly become extinct or start changing their corporate strategy.
Camden Newton said:
I agree with your two ideas about why a business might contribute to peace. With that being said, most organizations are primarily only focused on the bottom line and being a successful company. I think it would be hard to convince businesses to start making huge efforts towards peace. A company cares the most about its success so I believe, that is the most important motivator for continuing peace in the future. As Tim Fort noted, respecting employees and treating them fairly contributes to peace. If companies can end the old practices of discrimination based on age, gender, race, and other factors than it can help businesses. By creating an inclusive workforce and hiring people based on qualifications rather than physical differences improves peace as well as the bottom line. The incremental approach also plays a role in this because taking small steps towards overall peace will change the environment and hopefully become common practice. If this is the case peace will eventually be reached and businesses might not even notice they are doing it.