Oslo Business for Peace Award 2022

The United Nations Global Compact and the Business for Peace Foundation invite you to nominate candidates for the 2022 Oslo Business for Peace Awards. The Award aims to highlight ethical and responsible business practices, and is the highest distinction given to a business leader who exemplifies outstanding businessworthy behavior and accomplishments, creating value both for business and society. 

Candidates are nominated through a global, bottom-up process through the Oslo-based Foundation’s global partners: the United Nations Global Compact, the International Chamber of Commerce, the United Nations Development Programme and Principles for Responsible Investment. Then, Honourees are selected by an independent committee consisting of Nobel Laureates in peace and economics. Current committee members are: Ouided Bouchamaoui, Leymah Gbowee, Finn Kydland and Eric Maskin.  

There are three evaluation criteria: 

  • Being a role model to society and their peers
    The Nominee is acting as a role model to the general public and the business community by showing how to achieve long term success by being businessworthy.

  • Standing out as an advocate
    The Nominee is an outspoken advocate for the importance of ethical and responsible business, seeking to solve problems and create value for both business and society

  • Having earned trust by stakeholders
    The Nominee has earned recognition and appreciation as a business leader by stakeholders in the communities within which the business is developed and cultivated over time.

Previous Award winners include: Dr. James Mwangi (Equity Bank), Felicitas Pantoja (Coffee for Peace), Hamdi Ulukaya (Chobani), Lori Blaker (TTi Global), Paul Polman (Unilever), Sarah Beydoun (Sarah’s Bag), Edgar Montenegro (Corpocampo), Durreen Shahnaz (Impact Investment Exchange) and many more. 

How to nominate a candidate

Nominations can be submitted online through this website. 

The deadline to nominate a candidate is 1 November, 2021. Winners of the 2022 Oslo Business for Peace Award will be announced in spring 2022 and Honourees will be presented with the Award in a public ceremony at Oslo City Hall on 19 May 2022.

The UN Global Compact looks forward to receiving nominations of qualified business leaders and engaging with the private sector at global, regional, and national levels. We welcome candidates from a wide variety of backgrounds and industries. 


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