Tokyo 2021: 3rd Biannual Global Business & Interfaith Peace Awards
The Global Business & Interfaith Peace Awards — in collaboration with the United Nations Global Compact — salute CEOs committed to advancing interfaith understanding and peace worldwide. These global awards are presented biannually by the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation (RFBF) in cooperation with the UN Global Compact (UNGC) on the eve of the Summer and Winter Paralympics. Previous CEO nominees and recipients come from companies as diverse as Ernst & Young (EY), Hyundai, Kimberly, Berkshire Capital, and kathy ireland Worldwide.
The 2021 Awards will be held at the Sophia University and Arcadia Ichigaya Hotel, both in Chiyoda City (near the Imperial Palace), Tokyo, 24 August 2020, which is the opening of the 2020 Summer Paralympic Games and final day of Dare to Overcome, a global business, arts, film, and peace festival in support of the Paralympic Movement and people with disabilities.
This is the third biannual Global Business & Interfaith Peace Awards. The inaugural awards were given the day before the opening of the Rio Paralympics in 2016. The 2018 Awards were held the day before the opening of the PyeongChang Winter Paralympics. At the 2018 Awards, awardees held high level meetings on Korean peace at the Presidential Blue House and with the Mayor of Seoul. Delegates from the conference were also welcomed by senior politicians at the Korean National Assembly (Parliament), where RFBF President Brian Grim was awarded the Main Prize at the World Peace Prize Ceremony.
This pioneering peace initiative was started by RFBF and as a collaboration with the the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC). The Awards began after H.E. Ban Ki-moon established the Business for Peace platform in 2013 within the UNGC, the world’s largest corporate member organization committed to the Sustainable Development Goals, which notably include SGD 16 (Peace) “Promoting peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, providing access to justice for all and building effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.”
Tokyo 2021: August 22, 23, 24
The UN Global Compact and Religious Freedom & Business Foundation invite you to nominate your company’s CEO for the 2020/21 Global Business & Interfaith Peace Award. The Awards salute concrete and innovative actions taken to advance interfaith understanding and peace. Nominees must have launched or spearheaded policies, programmes or initiatives that contributed to increasing interfaith understanding and peace in the workplace, marketplace and/or local communities. The awards recognize business leaders – current or past CEOs – who have demonstrated leadership in championing interfaith understanding and peace in one of the following 4 categories:
- – Core Business
- – Social Investment and Philanthropy
- – Advocacy and Public Policy Engagement
- – Partnerships and Collective Action
To nominate a CEO:
Complete the 2020-Global-Business-Awards-Nomination-Form (updated) and email the form and/or direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Deadline: 29th February 2020. CLOSED
Meet the Business Medalists from 2018 (by the 4 categories)
Meet the Business Medalists from 2016
Jury for the Global Business & Interfaith Peace Awards
The 2021 jury is comprised of H.E. Ján Figeľ, former European Union Special Envoy for promotion of freedom of religion or belief outside the EU; 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; and Per L. Saxegaard, Business CEO, and Founder and Executive Chairman of the Business for Peace Foundation, Oslo, Norway.