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 use the resultant job creation and economic stimulus to foster peace?
The discussion covers the importance of food, policy, the role of private organisations and the role of social enterprises among other things. Many of these aspects to investment will no doubt arise in the Invest in Peace conference in Caux in 2017.