Conference Follow-Up: We had two very productive days, with esteemed guest speakers, workshops, case studies and interaction with dignitaries from around the world. Click the menu item *follow up* above to join us as we move forward in our project of Peace.

“People say that technology has set off a revolution,
but the revolution we need is the revolution of
recognizing each other as human beings,
of taking care of the basic needs of people.”

Peace Ambassador Prem Rawat

“Now that we have learned to fly in the air
like birds, and dive in the sea like fish,
only one thing remains – to learn to live on earth like humans.”

George Bernard Shaw

More businesses need to realize the positive effects biodiversity has on their bottom line—and more governments need to pass legislation that protects biodiversity.

Sofia Faruqi of The World Resources Institute

Make the wealth and work of the world available for all and the exploitation of none.

Frank Buchman, initiator of MRA, the forerunner to Initiatives of Change

We’ve created a one-legged animal, standing on financial capital. We’re not taking into account human capital, cultural capital, heritage capital, health capital. We’ve created a monster that only represents one aspect of life and we’re pretending that it represents all aspects of life.

Conference speaker Lawrence Bloom

People buy products for how they make them feel.

Peace makes us feel best so let’s align business to peace.

Everyone needs Peace

Let us take a step back, consider our shared fiduciary duty of exploring how money can be made available to restore lands, livelihoods and economic security for those who have put their trust in us

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Conference follow-up: report from the Case Study exercise, Coaltown

What has coal meant for towns close to deposits? How are residents doing today – should the reserves be exploited more or should we look to alternatives? These are some of the questions explored at the Invest in Peace Forum – part of the Lands Lives and Peace conference held at the Caux Palace in […]

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Conference Summary: Peace is possible

During July, Caux Palace in Switzerland hosted the Invest in Peace Forum.  The initiative, a cooperation between the Swedish Sustainable Economy Foundation and Initiatives of Change, Sweden, convened land restorers, peace activists and investors in its first-ever conference to explore how investment can better help build a foundation for peace. The main theme centered around […]

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From Speculative to Evergreen

These are the notes offered by Tim MacDonald used in his session on the need to rethink investment for Peace. Find out more about Tim’s work in his website CONFERENCE NOTES a new point to the moral compass.

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Business for peace: the new emerging paradigm

PAST WEBINAR: promoting peace as the business of business Details Host: Invest in Peace Theme: Businesses supporting peace Objectives: Learn more about the initiative and how businesses can and already support peace Replay: via this link Registration is free

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Introducing Invest in Peace

  If we have the power to make such a mess of this world then surely we have the power to bring peace Details This Webinar was held on 31 May 2017 Host: Invest in Peace Theme: Introducing Investing in Peace Objectives: Learn more about the initiative and what Investing in Peace can mean for you . Sign up to see […]

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Conference Speaker Sofia Faruqi co-authors Working Paper on attracting investment to restoring land

Published in February 2017, a new working paper from Conference 2017 speaker SOFIA FARUQI AND FLORENCE LANDSBERG at the World Resources Institute gathers knowledge on how land restorers can attract finance for their project. Restoring land can be a precursor to peace, creating livelihoods and community stability. The working paper is well-structured and  detailed and comes […]

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Conference input: the Davos dialogue on Investing in Peace

In this discussion, led by Mercy Corps CEO Neal Keny-Guyer, participants discuss if businesses should invest in conflict-prone areas, with all the attendant risks and uncertainties? When they do so, can they be a force for good? And, if they are, what are the ways to get more businesses to invest in fragile areas that can […]

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