2018 Summit

Building Trust: Accelerating Climate Leadership

 
There is a global call for change to happen. There is no magic wand solution for the crises we face daily. The question for all of us is this: who will solve the problems of our world? The answer, my friends, is you, and me, and all of us.
— Leymah Gbowee, Liberian peace activist, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 2011

The 2018 Business for Peace Summit brought together business leaders, investors, politicians, academics, and civil society to discuss the role of business in accelerating climate leadership and how trust is central to the way forward.

Guest speakers included Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Leymah Gbowee and Dr Shirin Ebadi, Chef and Founder of Jamie’s Food Revolution Jamie Oliver, Edelman’s Global COO Matthew Harrington, Binghampton University Distinguished Professor David Sloan Wilson, and many more. Christiana Figueres, Convenor of Mission 2020, spoke at the launch of the Oslo Climate Leadership Declaration. Edgar Montenegro, Founder and CEO of Corpocampo, Lori Blaker, CEO of TTi Global, and Martin Naughton, Founder of Glen Dimplex Group, received the 2018 Oslo Business for Peace Award at a ceremony at Oslo City Hall.

See key findings from the 2018 Summit in the Summit Report, produced in collaboration with McKinsey, or watch recordings of full Summit events on the Business for Peace YouTube channel.

 

2018 photos by Johnny Vaet Nordskog

Many many thanks for putting on such a wonderful event. I enjoyed the whole thing – and kept on meeting truly wonderful, inspiring people. Food for the soul!
— Jeremy Oppenheim, Founder and Managing Partner, SYSTEMIQ
 

Previous Summits

2018 Report  -   Building Trust: Accelerating Climate Leadership (click on image to view report)

2018 Report - Building Trust: Accelerating Climate Leadership (click on image to view report)

2017 Award Ceremony during Gro Harlem Brundtland’s keynote

2017 Award Ceremony during Gro Harlem Brundtland’s keynote

2016 Honouree, Dr Jennifer Nkuene Riria, with Business for Peace’s Ingrid Baukhol

2016 Honouree, Dr Jennifer Nkuene Riria, with Business for Peace’s Ingrid Baukhol

2017 Report  - Brundtland +30: Breakthrough Ideas for Future-proofing the Global Economy (click on image to view report)

2017 Report - Brundtland +30: Breakthrough Ideas for Future-proofing the Global Economy (click on image to view report)

2016 Report  - Moving Towards the Global Goals: Business as a Problem Solver (click on image to view report)

2016 Report - Moving Towards the Global Goals: Business as a Problem Solver (click on image to view report)

2016 Honouree, Sarah Beydoun, with HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway during the 2016 Summit

2016 Honouree, Sarah Beydoun, with HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway during the 2016 Summit