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2018 Global Business & Interfaith Peace Awards

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The Awards recognize business leaders – current or past CEOs – who have demonstrated leadership in championing interfaith understanding and peace. The Awards are an initiative of the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation in collaboration with the United Nations Global Compact Business for Peace (B4P) platform and the Global Compact Network Korea, with collaboration from the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations.

39 Nominees on 6 Continents from 25 Countries

Africa: Ethiopia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa

Americas: Brazil, USA (5)

Asia: China (2), Indonesia (3), Myanmar, Pakistan (2), South Korea (2)

Australia/Pacific: Australia

Europe: Denmark, Finland, Italy (2), Russia (2), Sweden (2), Netherlands, U.K. (2)

Middle East/North Africa: Israel (2), Lebanon, Palestine, Tunisia, Turkey, UAE

The 2018 Awards will be given in Seoul, Korea, on March 8, 2018, the day before the opening of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Paralympics. The Awards support UN Sustainable Development Goal 16: Promoting peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, providing access to justice for all and building effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.


Nominees by Primary Category

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.

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.

Advocacy and public policy engagement

Fostering social cohesion and inter-group dialogue and relationship-building in the workplace, marketplace and local community.

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..