Business and Peacebuilding: Seven Ways to Maximize Positive Impact

Business and Peacebuilding: Seven Ways to Maximize Positive Impact; ISBN: 978-82-7288-872-4

48 Pages Posted: 6 Jun 2018

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Jason Miklian

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

Peer Schouten

University of Gothenburg - School of Global Studies

Cindy Horst

International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO)

Øystein Rolandsen

International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO)

Date Written: May 16, 2018

Abstract

​What are the conditions under which businesses can move beyond ‘doing no harm’ in the fragile and conflict-affected societies where they work to deliver more tangible positive peace dividends? Designed for businesses, practitioners, scholars and others who are interested and engaged in corporate impact in such areas, this report provides an overview of the main lessons from a four-year study of corporate peacebuilding initiatives across a range of contexts. Its main findings are formulated as seven key questions which can help evaluate risks and improve impact.

Keywords: business ethics, conflict and peace, peacebuilding, international business, corporate social responsibility (CSR), developing countries, peace, peace through commerce, sustainable development

JEL Classification: O30, O32, O33, O34, O35, O38, F51, F54, L31, L32, L38, D74

Suggested Citation

Miklian, Jason and Schouten, Peer and Horst, Cindy and Rolandsen, Øystein, Business and Peacebuilding: Seven Ways to Maximize Positive Impact (May 16, 2018). Business and Peacebuilding: Seven Ways to Maximize Positive Impact; ISBN: 978-82-7288-872-4 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3179358

Jason Miklian (Contact Author)

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

Oslo
N-0260 Oslo
Norway

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

P.O. Box 1116 Blindern
K1A 0G9
0317 Oslo
Norway

Peer Schouten

University of Gothenburg - School of Global Studies ( email )

POB 700
Gothenburg, SE 40530
Sweden

Cindy Horst

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

Oslo
N-0260 Oslo
Norway

Øystein Rolandsen

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

Oslo
N-0260 Oslo
Norway

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