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. Through the swisspeace Business Conflict Check, our experts 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
Alluri, Rina M. and Francesca Cerletti, 2013
Doing Business in Myanmar: Potential Challenges and Ways Forward
Critical Reflection on the KOFF Myanmar Roundtable. Download.
Business actors in peace processes: supporter or spoiler?
Seminar, spring semester 2013, University of Basel. Details.
Graf, Andreas, Caroline Kruckow and Sergio Gemperle, 2013
‘Land Grabbing’ in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Contexts
Critical Reflection on the KOFF Roundtable on Land Grabbing a joint product of KOFF and FriEnt. Download.
31 January 2013
Private Sector and Peace Promotion – the Case of El Salvador
Presentation by Andrea Iff of a paper at the Swiss Political Science Association Annual Congress 2013. Link.
Iff, Andrea, Bishnu Raj Upreti, Sagar Raj Sharma, Safal Ghimire and Pranil Kumar Upadhayaya, 2013
Making Business count for Peace: Reflections from Tourism Sector in Nepal.
Kathmandu: South Asia Office of the NCCR North-South.