Global governance

Oslo Business for Peace Awards 2012 recipients announced

  • 17 April 2012
ICC Court

ICC and the Business for Peace Foundation are pleased to announce the six recipients of the 2012 Oslo Business for Peace Awards, the highest form of recognition that can be bestowed upon a person in business.

Honourees Ibrahim Abouleish (Egypt), Eduardo Eurnekian (Argentina), Vladas Lasas (Lithuania), David W. MacLennan (USA), Reginald A. Mengi (Tanzania) and Latifur Rahman (Bangladesh) will receive their Awards during a special ceremony on 7 May, taking place as part of the Oslo Business for Peace Summit in Oslo City Hall, Norway.

Recipients are selected by The Award Giving Committee, comprising Muhammad Yunus (winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for 2006), and A Michael Spence (winner of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel for 2001). For the 2012 Award, there were 90 nominees from 60 nations.

The Summit, entitled ‘Essences of Trust in Business Today,’ will feature keynote speeches by Alexandra Christina, Countess of Fredriksborg, and Roberto Servitje Sendra, Founding Member and Chairman of Grupo Bimbo and Erik Belfrage, Chair of the ICC Commission on Corporate Responsibility and Anti-Corruption and Senior Vice-President, Advisor to the Chairman of SEB.

“The Business for Peace Awards demonstrate the potential of the private sector to contribute to world peace. ICC is honoured and dedicated to support the advancement of the Oslo Business for Peace Awards which also reflect the resolve of ICC founders to promote peace through private enterprise,” said ICC Secretary General Jean-Guy Carrier.

“The aim of the Award is to inspire business people worldwide to recognize the role of responsible ethics in strengthening the business case, through a marriage of performance with higher purpose which leads to businessworthy behaviour,” said Per Leif Saxegaard, Chairman of the Business for Peace Foundation.

The Business for Peace Foundation was founded in 2007 in the belief that socially responsible and ethical initiatives will stand the test as a business case and gradually, as the moral culture of corporations matures, constitute an integral part of modern business.

Supporting partners of the Business for Peace Foundation, headquartered in Oslo, are ICC, the City of Oslo, the Oslo Chamber of Commerce and the initiators of the Oslo World Trade Centre.

Click here for further information on the seven Oslo Business for Peace Awards 2012 recipients.