글로벌 비즈니스 및 종교 평화상 2018
종교 간 이해 및 평화를 위한 혁신과 행동으로 기여한 세계의 최고경영자 (CEO) 들을 조명합니다.
본 상은 종교 간 이해와 평화를 발전시키는데 실질적이고 혁신적인 업적을 이룬 세계 기업가들에게 주어지는 상입니다. 후보자는 직장, 산업 및 지역사회에서 종교 간 이해와 평화 증대에 기여하는 정책, 프로그램 또는 이니셔티브의 발족하거나, 공헌한 최고경영자 (CEO) 들이 지명됩니다.
시상식 및 심포지엄
수상자들은 본 시상식과 더불어 비즈니스 및 평화 심포지엄 (Business & Peace Symposium) 에 초청되어 지속가능발전목표 (Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs) 16번 ‘평화, 정의, 및 제도 구축’에 대한 기여를 직접 발표할 예정입니다. 또한, 수상자들은 역대 수상자들과 함께 투자자, 임직원, 소비자 및 이해관계자들에게 대외적으로 소개될 예정입니다.
Contact: Dr. Kyung-Eui (David) Yoo (유경의)
평창패럴림픽대회 기간 동안 서울에서 열릴 ‘2018 글로벌 비즈니스 및 종교 평화상’ 후보자를 공모합니다. 시상은 다음의 4개 부문에서 종교 간 이해와 평화에 기여한 전·현직 최고경영자 (CEO) 들의 공로를 표창할 예정입니다:
핵심 사업 (Core business)
Championing interfaith understanding and peace through a company’s core business operations, including internal procedures, human resources hiring practices, training, product/service development, sourcing policies, supply chains, as well as the development of products and services that promote interfaith understanding and peace.
사회적 투자 & 사회공헌 (Social investment and philanthropy)
Financial and in-kind contributions, and strategic social investment support for NGOs, UN and multilateral agencies or directly to affected communities and/or contribution of functional expertise through volunteering efforts.
종교 간 이해 옹호 및 공공정책 참여 (Advocacy and public policy engagement)
Fostering social cohesion and inter-group dialogue and relationship-building in the workplace, marketplace and local community.
파트너십 및 공동노력 (Partnership and collective action)
Joining forces with Governments, UN entities, civil society organizations and/or other businesses to act collectively to promote interfaith understanding and peace and forge long-term partnerships for local or regional economic and sustainable development..
후보 접수 기한: 2017년 10월 1일까지.
글로벌 비즈니스 및 종교 평화상은 종교의 자유와 비즈니스 재단 (Religious Freedom & Business Foundation), 유엔글로벌콤팩트 평화를 위한 기업활동 (UN Global Compact Business for Peace) 이 주최하고, 유엔글로벌콤팩트 한국협회 (Global Compact Network Korea). 심사위원단은 평화를 위한 기업활동에 관한 고위급 전문가들로 구성되어 있습니다.
The 2018 jury is comprised of a small group of high-level experts, including from the United Nations (H.E. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, UN High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations); the European Union (H.E. Ján Figeľ, Special Envoy for promotion of freedom of religion or belief outside the EU); the NGO religious freedom community (Dr. Katrina Lantos Swett, President of the Lantos Foundation for Human Rights & Justice, and a former head of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom); the business & peace community (Per L. Saxegaard, Business CEO, and Founder and Executive Chairman of the Business for Peace Foundation, Oslo, Norway); and the religion and peace community (Dr. Sunggon Kim (김성곤) Honorary President, Asian Conference of Religions for Peace).
Additional input during the judging process is provided by the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding and its CEO, Joyce S. Dubensky, Esq.
The recipients of the Global Business & Interfaith Peace Awards are recognized leaders on the cutting edge of business. The Awards salute concrete and innovative actions, acknowledging the impact of responsible business practices in advancing the values of interfaith understanding and peace.
The winners will become part of an esteemed group of outstanding leaders whose actions will also be recognized by investors, employees, customers and other stakeholders.
Nominees are also invited to join the UN Global Compact Business for Peace platform and/or sign RFBF’s Corporate Pledge in Support of Freedom of Religion or Belief (기업 서약: 4가지 기본 원칙) — which supports religious diversity and freedom in the workplace — sends two clear messages to current and prospective employees: (1) You can work here without changing who you are; and (2) the company respects all employees and will not favor certain employees over others … and that’s good for the business of all.
(1) 종교 또는 믿음의 자유 보장을 통한 지속 가능하고 혁신적인 비즈니스활동을 촉진함
(2) 종교 또는 믿음으로 인한 차별 및 해코지를 금지 함
(3) 종교적 편의 제공 및 포용
(4) 우리 공동체 내에서의 종교나 믿음의 자유를 보호하고 장려함
Winners from Previous Awards in 2016
The sole Gold Medal went to Indonesian businessman Y.W. Junardy, President Commissioner, PT Rajawali Corpora, for his facilitation of thousands of marriages for poor Indonesians of all faiths, providing their families with the legal status necessary to advance in Indonesian society.
A Silver Medal was awarded to Don Larson, founder and CEO of Sunshine Nut Company in Mozambique, who works across faith and cultural lines to revive the country’s cashew business.
Brittany Underwood, founder and president of AKOLA in Texas, U.S., and Uganda, tied for a Silver Medal. Underwood promotes gender equality and religious freedom by employing Ugandan women to create fashion jewelry. Underwood also created a Dallas-based organization that employs women who have survived human trafficking.
Four Bronze Medals were awarded. One went to Jonathan Berezovsky, CEO of Migraflix in Brazil, who helps immigrants and refugees integrate into Brazil through facilitating cultural exchanges between them and the local community.
H. Bruce McEver, co-founder and chairman of Berkshire Capital Securities LLC in New York London, has a foundation which works to cultivate inter-religious understanding through the promotion of religious literacy.
Emma Nicholson, Baroness of Winterbourne, executive chairman of the Iraq Britain Business council and founder and chairman of AMAR Foundation in the U.K. and Iraq, works to build business, technology, trade and investment in Iraq, with a special focus on women of religious minorities, such as Yazidis.
Fouad Makhzoumi, the CEO of Future Pipe Industries Group Ltd., in the United Arab Emirates and Lebanon, promotes religious freedom through microcredit and vocational training to help over 10,000 Lebanese of all faiths set up sustainable businesses.
RFBF president Brian Grim said the finalists, who include Christians, Jews, Muslims and the religiously unaffiliated, exemplify the mission of the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation – to show that religious freedom is vital to a fertile business climate.
Other finalists for the awards recognized during the ceremony were Jonathan Shen Jian, CEO, Shinework Media, China, whose films promote global cultural diversity and interfaith understanding in China’s media market of one billion people through his film work.Tayyibah Taylor, CEO and founder, Azizah Magazine and WOW Publishing, Inc., Georgia, U.S., who died in 2014, used her magazine to help Muslim women and people of other faiths better understand Islam. Her daughter Mariam accepted the award in her honor. And Joaquim Augusto Sanches Pereira, Regional Business Leader at Dresser-Rand, a Siemens Business, works with the Vaga Lume initiative, promoting peace and cultural diversity through literary programs for children, teenagers and adults in the multicultural and diverse Amazon region.
A Look Back at the Inaugural 2016 Awards
H.E. Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, High Representative United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and a member of the jury, noted that “this award recognizes those who have taken an initiative to use their business as a platform for promoting positive change and tolerance in our society. …. By implementing SDG 17, Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development, RFBF is collaborating with Global Compact and the UNAOC in acknowledging these distinct business leaders at the international level” (Read the High Representative’s full comments)