Marc Benioff, James Mwangi and Felicitas Pantoja winners of the 2020 Oslo Business for Peace Award

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Today, the Business for Peace Foundation has introduced the 2020 Oslo Business for Peace Award winners.

The Honourees are: Marc Benioff, (pictured) Founder, Chair and CEO of Salesforce; James Mwangi, Chairman and CEO of Equity Group Holdings and Felicitas “Joji” Bautista Pantoja, Co-Founder and CEO of Coffee for Peace.

The Oslo Business for Peace Award is given yearly to enterprise leaders, as people, for his or her excellent businessworthy accomplishments; leaders who apply their enterprise vitality ethically and responsibly, creating stronger financial and societal worth.

An impartial Award Committee of Nobel Laureates in Peace and Economics has chosen the three excellent leaders to obtain the Award this 12 months. This is following a worldwide nomination course of via Business for Peace’s companions: International Chamber of Commerce, Principles for Responsible Investment, United Nations Development Program and United Nations Global Compact. Past winners embody Paul Polman, Ouided Bouchamaoui, Richard Branson and Durreen Shahnaz. The 2020 winners (Honourees) will likely be celebrated on the Business for Peace Summit in May 2021.

Each of the 2020 Honourees remodeled their companies, industries and communities via constructive change, inspiring different leaders to observe swimsuit. Benioff established the ‘1-1-1 model,’ whereby an organization contributes one % of earnings, fairness, and worker hours again to the communities it serves. Mwangi enabled 96% of the unbanked inhabitants in Kenya alternatives for broader financial participation. Pantoja offered sustainable livelihoods for indigenous and migrant teams in rural areas, enabling over 880 farmers to flee poverty and construct their espresso manufacturing capability.

“In a world of various complexities such as globalization, polarization and environmental struggles, this year’s Honourees have led by using business as a tool for change. They are role models to society and their peers, have earned stakeholders’ trust, and stand out as advocates,” says Per Saxegaard, founding father of the Business for Peace Foundation. “Through their business activities they have made substantial contributions towards reaching the UN Sustainable Development Goals, specifically Goal 8: helping to achieve sustained, sustainable and inclusive growth and decent work for all.”

“With ten years left until we need to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and at a time when the world is looking for a clear direction, the Business for Peace Honourees show real leadership and the invaluable efforts from the business community. I am proud that Oslo, for the twelfth year, is hosting the business community’s own award for ethical and sustainable business. It is an example of how to create value for both stakeholders and shareholders,” says Raymond Johansen, Governing Mayor of Oslo.


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