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
15 March 2014
Nahrungsmittelpreisexplosion und Versorgungskrisen als Chance für Entwicklungsländer?
Presentation by Myra Posluschny at the conference "Climate - Conflicts - Consequences" organized by the German Federal Agency for Civic Education. Link.
03 March 2014
KOFF Newsletter 125 - Swiss NAP on Business & Human Rights
Rina M. Alluri, Martina Leicher, Karsten Palme and Ulrike Joras, 2014
Understanding Economic Effects of Violent Conflicts on Tourism: Empirical Reflections from Croatia, Rwanda and Sri Lanka
In: C. Wohlmuther and W. Wintersteiner (eds). International Book on Tourism an Peace. Drava Verlag, 2014, pp. 101-119. Link.
Foreign large-scale land acquisitions in Ethiopia: Triggers, socioeconomic impacts and perceptions of local actors involved
swisspeace PhD candidate Myra Posluschny gave a lecture at the Center for African Studies at UC Berkeley on 22.01.2014.