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The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and local chambers of commerce assist in the global nomination process for the Business for Peace Award by searching for outstanding business people who have been able to achieve business success while acting in an ethically responsible way.

The inaugural Awards were given for the first time in 2009 in Oslo, Norway – the home of the Nobel Peace Prize, with honourees chosen by a prestigious Award Committee consisting of past Nobel Prize winners in Peace and Economy

ICC and the Business for Peace Foundation thus share a common role in promoting business ethics and corporate social responsibility, and ICC and its global network are proud to be an official supporting partner in the Oslo Business for Peace award programme.

The ambition of this award is to accelerate the development of ethical business practices by increasing awareness of the strengths of the ethical business case. The aim is to inspire and encourage business people to foster peace and stability to the benefit of humanity.

ICC’s global network of regional offices and local chambers of commerce play a vital role in this chain, increasing the awareness of ethical business within their communities. They are ideally placed to identify and reward such outstanding business people who have been able to achieve business success while acting in an ethically responsible manner.

Former recipients range from a UK product designer who has created sustainable refrigeration, to a Nigerian entrepreneur who has increased the overall returns to rice farmers through enhanced productivity, improved quality and guaranteed buy-back of crops.