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The ability to generate profits typically determines a company’s success. But leadership today requires business leaders to demonstrate that profit comes with a real purpose. While numbers are still as important as ever, more and more companies are doubling down to make their mark beyond profit margins.

The Oslo Business for Peace Award recognises leaders who are driven to create positive change—not solely in the form of altering company policies but those who also seek to address our world’s most pressing social and economic issues. The search is now on to find the 2020 Oslo Business for Peace Award honourees.

Here are four things to know about nominating a business leader for the 2020 edition of the Oslo Business for Peace Award.

What is the Business for Peace Award?

Commonly known as the “Nobel Prize of business”, the Oslo Business for Peace Award is the highest distinction that can be given to a business leader. The prize celebrates those who promote peace and prosperity for the greater good of society through their everyday business activities and accomplishments.

Previous winners include Richard Branson of the Virgin Group, Sarah Beydoun of Sarah’s Bag, Edgar Montenegro of Corpocampo, Martin Naughton of Glen Dimplex Group, Marilyn Carlson Nelson of Carlson Companies, Paul Polman (formerly) of Unilever, Durreen Shahnaz of Impact Investment Exchange and Hamdi Ulukaya of Chobani.

What is the purpose of the Business for Peace Award?

The Oslo Business for Peace Award spotlights today’s bold business leaders who put society first in hopes all companies, both large and small, will one day become socially responsible and purpose-driven. These leaders understand their role in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and take responsibility in helping to shift the way we live and work, to make the world a better place. As a supporter of the award, ICC aims to spur further action by business in line with its purpose to secure peace, prosperity and opportunity for all.

What traits are needed to be nominated for the Business for Peace Award?

Nominees for the Business for Peace Award must:

  1. act as role models for their peers;
  2. be trusted by stakeholders and;
  3. stand out as advocates for responsible and ethical business conduct.

How can you participate in the Business for Peace Award nomination process?

Together with the Business for Peace Foundation, Principles for Responsible Investment, United Nations Development Programme and United Nations Global Compact, we are currently seeking candidates for the 2020 Oslo Business for Peace Award. Help us celebrate extraordinary leaders by nominating someone you know for the 2020 edition of the Award. We welcome submissions from a wide variety of backgrounds and industries. To participate, fill out this form with the necessary information. Names will be accepted until 21 November 2019.

To learn more about the Award, please visit the Business for Peace website.

For more information, please contact:

  • Helene Kolmodin
  • World Chambers Federation Coordinator, ICC Global Membership and Services

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