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Author Forrer, John J

Title How business can foster peace / John Forrer, Timothy Fort, and Raymond Gilpin
Published Washington, DC : U.S. Institute of Peace, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (18 pages) : illustrations (digital, PDF file)
Series Special report ; 315
Special report (United States Institute of Peace) ; 315
Contents The theory, empirics, and practice of business and peace -- Public policy experiences, gaps, and opportunities -- Firm characteristics and contributions to peace -- Operating in postconflict environments -- Conclusion
Summary While the notion of business fostering peace is becoming well established in the academic literature, relatively scant attention is devoted to policies or strategies to promote potentially positive synergies in conflict-affected and fragile regions. In 2010, the U.S. Institute of Peace's Center for Sustainable Economies convened a high-level task force, in partnership with George Washington University's Institute for Corporate Responsibility, to examine the rationale for business practices in challenging environments and propose steps that international and external players could take to promote conflict-sensitive business practices that augur well for shared prosperity and stability. Preliminary findings were presented at the Business for Peace Summit in Oslo, Norway, in October 2011. This report synthesizes task force deliberations and presents a set of recommendations for stakeholders. It also identifies research questions that merit further investigation
Notes "September 2012."
Title from title screen (viewed October 25, 2012)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 17-18)
Subject Peace-building -- Economic aspects
Social responsibility of business
Peace-building -- Economic aspects.
Social responsibility of business.
Form Electronic book
Author Fort, Timothy L., 1958-
Gilpin, Raymond
United States Institute of Peace