How Businesses Can Be Effective Local Peacebuilders – Evidence from Colombia

PRIO Policy Brief 27, 2016

4 Pages Posted: 28 Nov 2016

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Jason Miklian

International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO); University of Oslo - Centre for Development and the Environment

Date Written: November 24, 2016

Abstract

Analysis of the Footprints of Peace (FOP) project by the Federación Nacional de Cafeteros in Colombia shows how business-led peacebuilding initiatives can improve local economic and societal development. The FOP case supports several existing business-peace claims, and sheds light upon three new business-peace research gaps. It also provides avenues for how policymakers can support future development-business collaborations and local peacebuilding efforts by business under certain targeted circumstances. These findings can help guide firms considering similar initiatives, take the business-peace research agenda forward, and potentially improve the likelihood of success for such initiatives in fragile and conflict-affected regions.

Keywords: business, peace, peacebuilding, Colombia, coffee, business ethics, corporate citizenship, corporate social responsibility (CSR), sustainable development, peace through commerce, CSR, Juan Valdez, rural development

JEL Classification: F2, F23, M14, Q13, Q34, D74, F5, F50, F51, F54

Suggested Citation

Miklian, Jason, How Businesses Can Be Effective Local Peacebuilders – Evidence from Colombia (November 24, 2016). PRIO Policy Brief 27, 2016, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2875426 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2875426

Jason Miklian (Contact Author)

International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO) ( email )

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Norway

University of Oslo - Centre for Development and the Environment ( email )

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