Business & Peace
The overarching goal of Business & Peace is to contribute to a better understanding of the relationships between business actors' activities, conflict prevention and conflict transformation.
The Business & Peace team conducts research and generates knowledge on the potentials and limits of business engagement in peacebuilding. Our strategies and guidelines for the private sector enable the inclusion of business actors in conflict prevention and transformation efforts in a constructive way. We cooperate closely with the Business Advisory Board of swisspeace, which includes representatives from companies of different sectors, branches and sizes.
We assist companies in identifying conflict related risks of their operations and in developing adequate conflict sensitive business practices. In academic and policy-oriented workshops and roundtables we advance domestic and international debates and build/raise awareness on the topic.
Latest Activities and Publications
02 December 2013
swisspeace experts participated in the Syngenta Foundation Forum on Sustainable Agriculture.
02 December 2013
KOFF Newsletter 123 - Conflicts over Natural Resources
14 November 2013
Development Policy and the Private Sector - A European Perspective
swisspeace participated in a expert talk on questions about the interaction of the private sector, goals of development policy and sustainability. The event was organized by the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs with the particiaption of Klaus Rudischhauser, Deputy Secretary General of EuropeAid.
Andreas Graf, 2013
Developing National Action Plans on Business and Human Rights
swisspeace Essential, 4|2013. Download.
SRF 4 News, 06 November 2013
Konfliktsensitives Reiseangebot nach Angola
swisspeace expert Andreas Graf was interviewed on a newly launched tour to Angola. To be able to provide a safe and socially responsible tour, the tourism experts of Globetrotter joined with swisspeace to develop a tour that takes Angola’s post-conflict context into account.