Each year, the Business for Peace Foundation arranges a Summit in Oslo, Norway. The Summit includes keynote presentations, debates, and roundtable discussions featuring business leaders and experts from a variety of fields. Through these dialogues, we hope to build a greater understanding of the strong relationship between business and peace, and the lasting profitability of creating #businessworthy initiatives.

We are proud to hold our annual Business for Peace Award Ceremony and Summit every May. The 2019 Summit will be held from May 14-15, 2019.


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This year’s theme is “Building Trust: Accelerating Climate Leadership.” We hope you can join us in Oslo, May 15-16!


To learn more about our 2018 Summit, read the pages posted under the “2018 Summit” section of our website or follow the links below:


Programme Details


Practical Information



Previous years’ themes have included:


2017 – “Brundtland +30: Breakthrough Ideas for Future-proofing the Global Economy” (15 May)

2016 – “Moving Toward the Global Goals: Business as a Problem Solver” (3 May)

2015 – “How can sustainability be a driver of value creation?” (6 May)

2014 – “The new imperative: Creating Shared Value” (15 May)

2013 – “Business in Fragile Environments” (14 May)

2012 – “The Essences of Trust in Business Today” (7 May)

2011 – “Business as an Instrument for Peace”, Research Symposium (17 October)

2010 – “New Times, the potential of business to contribute to stability and peace” (18 October)

2009 – “The World in Recession, a call for a more ethically aware capitalism?” (14 May)

2008 – “Globalisation: The good, the bad and the ugly” (15 May)

2007 – “Peace and Stability through Trade” (20 April)


To view the programmes of previous Summits, please visit our “Past Summit Programmes” page under About Us.