How Businesses Can Be Effective Local Peacebuilders – Evidence from Colombia
PRIO Policy Brief 27, 2016
4 Pages Posted: 28 Nov 2016
Date Written: November 24, 2016
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
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