Seven honored for efforts in corporate responsibility towards peace
Yesterday saw the 2010 Oslo Business for Peace Award’s ceremony honoring seven businesspersons for their efforts in corporate responsibility towards peace.
The award winners for the 2010 Oslo Business for Peace Award were William Rosenzweig (USA), Roberto Servitje Sendra (Mexico), Emily Cummins (UK), Francis Yeoh (Malaysia), Stef Wertheimer (Israel), Venkataramani Srivathsan (Nigeria) and Ratan Tata (India). Master of the ceremony was legendary Norwegian news anchor, Einar Lunde.
“The aim of these awards is to inspire business people worldwide to recognise the role of responsible commercial ethics in strengthening the business case, through a marriage of performance with higher purpose which leads to businessworthy behavior,” said Per Leif Saxegaard, chair of the Business for Peace Foundation. He added: “Markets could not flourish without a strong underlying moral culture, animated by empathy and fellow-feeling, by our ability to understand our common bond as human beings, and to recognize the needs of others.”
The committee for the award included Professor Wangari Muta Maathai (winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for 2004), Professor A Michael Spence (winner of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel for 2001) and Professor Muhammad Yunus (winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for 2006).
This year’s supporting partners for the Oslo Business for Peace Award were the Business for Peace Foundation and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).
The ceremony was held on 18th October at the Oslo City Hall, Norway.
To find out more about the 2010 Oslo Business for Peace Award visit, http://businessforpeace.no/
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