Engagement Framework: Business for Peace

Business Case

An overview of the business case for Business for Peace and how the Global Compact is supporting business efforts.


Inspire participants’ organizational learning, and support companies to develop and implement corporate sustainability strategies, operations and management practices in line with the Global Compact Ten Principles. Read more about Learning.

Learning Activities

  • Raise awareness of the Business for Peace (B4P) initiative, as well as national priorities related to peace-building, through events/webinars
  • Collect and showcase good practices through national and global events
  • Translate, localize and promote the tools that the Global Compact offers to corporate participants dealing with operating in conflict-affected and high-risk areas through webinars and events. Click here to view the Global Compact B4P resources.

Learning Benefits

  • Enhanced understanding of the tools and resources developed by the Global Compact
  • Increased awareness on the role of responsible business practices in conflict-affected and high-risk areas
  • Increased visibility of Local Networks to companies and other stakeholders with an interest in peace-building

Learning Local Examples

  • Global Compact Network Colombia organized the launch of the B4P platform with the intent of mobilizing local businesses to raise awareness and draw attention to corporate actions that promote peace-building in the workplace, the market and the community

Policy Dialogue

Aim to bring businesses and other stakeholders together to exchange best practices, identify new and emerging issues; promote multi-stakeholder trust and interaction; and support advocacy to policymakers. Read more about Policy Dialogue.

Policy Dialogue Activities

  • Organize multi-stakeholder dialogue related to advancing national peacebuilding priorities and/or policy agendas that are relevant to the private sector
  • Foster dialogue among businesses and other stakeholders to exchange views, best practices and challenges related to implementing the B4P agenda and explore partnership and collaboration opportunities among LN participants

Policy Dialogue Benefits

  • Identification of recommendations from business to policymakers on actions that could help increase the scale and impact of business engagement in peace-building
  • Greater private sector engagement in peace-building within the LN as a result of increased dialogue and exchange of best practices
  • Evidence of Local Network convening power on peacebuilding issues

Collective Action & Partnerships

Through partnerships, private and public actors can combine their resources, skills and expertise to enhance results and impact. With collective action multiple companies join forces to engage in identifying, developing and implementing innovative solutions to systematic challenges. Read more about Collective Action.

Collective Action Activities

  • Create/manage working groups on B4P-related matters in order to bring companies and other stakeholders together to catalyze activities that contribute to peace in priority sectors and issue areas in conflict-affected and high-risk areas
  • Facilitate the launch of business-led local collective action initiatives focusing on topics related to B4P that are material to companies and based on local priorities
  • Convene multi-stakeholder dialogue processes to identify local conflict drivers and B4P priorities for the Local Network. Read more about Convening and Supporting Multi-Stakeholder Engagement to Advance Business for Peace.

Collective Action Benefits

  • Increased engagement with stakeholders around key issues contributing to peace; thereby increasing both legitimacy, value, and sustainability of projects
  • Enhanced capacity of Local Networks to act as partnership brokers and resource centers for B4P-related matters
  • Advance collaboration between Local Networks and key stakeholders, government ministries, and potential donors to support projects related to peace-building
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