The business of peace : the private sector as a partner in conflict prevention and resolution
During the past decade the forces of political transformation and economic globalisation have created a world of new opportunities and hope for many, but increased instability and insecurity for others. As we approach the 21st century what had seemed a promising trend towards a world with fewer violent conflicts may have halted. This has important implications for the private sector, which has become an influential player in many conflict-prone or conflictridden countries. The Business of Peace reviews these trends and provides a framework for understanding both the positive and negative roles that business can play in situations of violent conflict. The report outlines: Why the private sector can no longer afford to ignore the causes and costs of conflict; • Some of the key factors that determine whether business plays a negative role by creating or exacerbating violent conflict, or a positive role by helping to tackle it; and The types of action that companies can undertake, with other actors, in preventing and resolving violent conflicts and some of the challenges associated with these actions. Drawing on examples from over 30 countries and from a variety of industry sectors, the report concludes that both domestic and multinational companies have an increasingly important role to play in conflict prevention and resolution. In today’s global economy they also have a growing business rationale for playing this role.
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