About the Foundation

Business for Peace is an international foundation based in Oslo that aims to support, inspire, and recognise global business leaders who are positively changing the face of business. Founded in 2007, the Foundation was established with the vision that all business leaders see improving society as their core purpose.


About the Award

At the centre of the Foundation’s activities is the annual Oslo Business for Peace Award, conferred to exceptional individuals who exemplify the Foundation’s concept of being businessworthy: ethically and responsibly creating value both for both business and society. An independent Award Committee, consisting of Nobel Laureates in peace and economics, selects the Award Honourees each year. The Award was first conferred in 2009.

We need to do it right. We must use technology wisely and with a sense of purpose. As business leaders, that purpose should be to ethically and sustainably solve problems that create value both for the bottom line and for society – to be businessworthy
— Per L Saxegaard, Founder and Board Chair, Business for Peace foundation