Together with its partners at UNDP, the International Chamber of Commerce, Principles for Responsible Investment, and United Nations Global Compact, the Business for Peace Foundation is now seeking candidates for the 2022 Oslo Business for Peace Award.

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.

There are three evaluation criteria:

1.     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.


2.     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

3.     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.

Some previous winners of the Oslo Business for Peace Award. Top left to right: Dr. James Mwangi, Felicitas Pantoja, Hamdi Ulukaya, Lori Blaker. Bottom left to right: Paul Polman, Sarah Beydoun, Edgar Montenegro, Durreen Shahnaz.


Candidates are nominated through a global, bottom-up process through the Oslo-based Foundation’s global partners. 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. 

How to nominate a candidate 

Help us celebrate businessworthy leaders and nominate a candidate for the 2022 Award. Nominations can be submitted online through our 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. UNDP is looking 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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