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UN PRME Working Group on Business for Peace

  • 1.  UN PRME Working Group on Business for Peace

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    Dear Colleagues,  

    Kindly see below what our working group, including some of our members, has been up to for the past month, how to sign up for our next webinar, and a few important points from PRME, including the PRME Working Group on Business and Anti-Poverty. 
    • Our next webinar entitled "War, Law and Business, A conversation about corporate responsibility in international humanitarian law and how it can be translated into innovative business and management education – insights and tools" will be held on Thursday, May 19th at 9:00 AM eastern standard time (U.S.). Join us for this conversation about corporate responsibility in conflict settings and learn how current and future leaders – in business, but also in other fields – can use IHL and the innovative guidance tools and educational experiences we have developed to lead in a more ethical and sustainable way. In particular, the guest speakers will share "War, Law and Business" – an online, simulation-based experience designed for embedding into university programs related to responsible/ethical business practices – including in the Business, Management and Law disciplines. Fauve Kurnadi, Legal Adviser -International Humanitarian Law, Australian Red Cross and Dr. Jonathan Kolieb is Senior Lecturer in Law at RMIT University, Peace and Conflict Theme Lead at RMIT's Business and Human Rights Centre will present. 'War, Law and Business' and all other educational materials and training produced are available free of charge and accessible to all. See the attached flyer for more details of the webinar. Please register for the meeting at the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZElceqgqzkoGtFRnsgleWC5lE-jEFm941dK. Click or tap to follow the link." data-linkindex="72" style="margin: 0px; color: blue; text-decoration: underline">us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/...

    • Our working group will be represented at the 8th Annual Conference and Second Doctoral Colloquium of the UK and Ireland PRME Regional Chapter, 27-29 June, Hull University Business School. https://www.hull.ac.uk/work-with-us/research/groups/prme-conference-2022. Click or tap to follow the link." data-linkindex="73" style="margin: 0px; color: blue; text-decoration: underline">https://www.hull.ac.uk/work-with-us/research/groups/prme-conference-2022

    • Member and previous presenter to our working group, Dr. Jay Joseph, American University of Beirut (AUB) recently published the following journal articles. 
      • Housed in B4P, this recent work examines the unique role of entrepreneurs in peace/conflict. The authors provide a comprehensive list of how entrepreneurs can foster peace (Figure 1).https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/00076503221084638. Click or tap to follow the link." data-linkindex="74" style="margin: 0px; color: blue; text-decoration: underline">https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/00076503221084638
      • The second paper classifies entrepreneurs - according to how they foster peace or conflict. The authors classify entrepreneurs as either peacebuilders, destructive (conflict causing), or fostering limited peace (via poverty reduction & social cohesion) (Figure 4). https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/00076503211040238. Click or tap to follow the link." data-linkindex="75" style="margin: 0px; color: blue; text-decoration: underline">https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/00076503211040238

    • Member and previous presenter to our working group, Dr. Charlotte M. Karam was promoted to Full Professor with tenure, in recognition of her distinguished career in scholarship, teaching, and local impact. According to the AUB Suliman S. Olayan School of Business, "Over her twelve years at the American University of Beirut, her work has notably contributed to advancing inclusive HR systems in the MENA region and feminist models of responsible business." You can see her biography at the following link: https://www.aub.edu.lb/cibl/Pages/CIBL_member_CK.aspx. Click or tap to follow the link." data-linkindex="76" style="margin: 0px; color: blue; text-decoration: underline">https://www.aub.edu.lb/cibl/Pages/CIBL_member_CK.aspx 

    • Through a https://mepi.state.gov/. Click or tap to follow the link." data-linkindex="77" style="margin: 0px; color: blue; text-decoration: underline">MEPI grant, Dr. Charlotte M. Karam, led the development of https://www.aub.edu.lb/osb/news/Pages/MEPI-.aspx. Click or tap to follow the link." data-linkindex="78" style="margin: 0px; color: blue; text-decoration: underline">The KIP Index- the first MENA sector-based measure of women's recruitment, retention and promotion. https://www.aub.edu.lb/osb/news/Pages/MEPI-.aspx. Click or tap to follow the link." data-linkindex="79" style="margin: 0px; color: blue; text-decoration: underline">www.aub.edu.lb/osb/news/Pages/MEPI-.aspx

    • Dr. Christina Bache, Chair, of the B4P working group gave remarks during the Holling's Center for International Dialogue's podcast on "Picking Up Where We Left Off on Responsible Business: https://hearthis.at/pickingupwhereweleftoff/02-picking-up-where-we-left-off-chistina-bache-nicolas-rouhanaedit.04.04.2022/. Click or tap to follow the link." data-linkindex="80" style="margin: 0px; color: blue; text-decoration: underline">hearthis.at/pickingupwhereweleftoff/...
    • Our friends in the UN PRME Working Group on Business and Anti-Poverty continue to be at the forefront of research and the practical application of scholarly work on inclusive development. Kindly scroll down to the bottom of this email for their most recent newsletter. You can also see a recording of our joint webinar from last year at the following link: http://unprmeb4p.org/joint-prime-business-for-peace-and-prime-anti-poverty-group-webinar/. Click or tap to follow the link." data-linkindex="81" style="margin: 0px; color: blue; text-decoration: underline">unprmeb4p.org/...
    • At the end of May, two graduate students from the Brussels School of Governance will join us for the summer to complete their required school internship.  

    As always, we greatly appreciate the support we receive to further the discussion on the role of business in fragile and conflict-affected environments. Please feel to reach out if you have an idea on how to contribute to our work or would like to share what you or your institution is doing. Furthermore, let us know if you would like us to remove you from our contact sheet to no longer receive emails about our activities, including invitations for future webinars. 

    All the best,

    Christina 

    Dr. Christina Bache
    Research Affiliate, Queen's University 
    Chair, United Nations, Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), Working Group on Business for Peace
    Tel: +32 (0) 460 94 6307
    Webpage: https://www.christinabache.com/. Click or tap to follow the link." data-linkindex="84" style="margin: 0px; color: blue; text-decoration: underline">https://www.christinabache.com
    Twitter: @peacemissions


    Dr. Christina Bache
    Research Affiliate, Queen's University 
    Chair, United Nations, Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), Working Group on Business for Peace
    Tel: +32 (0) 460 94 6307
    Twitter: @peacemissions

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