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Peace and its many aspects

Follow the money!

Check out the site of the Institute for Economics and Peace:
“The Institute for Economics and Peace is an independent not-for-profit research institute dedicated to developing the inter-relationships between business, peace and economic development.
It aims to empower the academic community, civil society, private sector, international institutions and governments with the knowledge to proactively use peace to achieve their desired goals.

The Institute for Economics and Peace conducts research and education, generates dialogue, and publicizes the output of its activities with a view to impacting the public agenda. It works in partnership with other stakeholders interested in creating peace including academic institutions, business, Governments, NGOs and peace institutes. The Global Peace Index is a core asset of the Institute.”

Their “About Us” page explains further:

“Economic development, business and peace are interlinked. There is little doubt that peace creates more economic benefits to a society than violence or war. Peace is conducive to business and areas of minimal violence are attractive to business investors. At the same time, business can play a decisive role in building and strengthening global peace through job and wealth creation.

Yet the value of peace to the world economy is poorly understood.

There is little understanding of the impacts of peace on business. There have been few studies on how to calculate the impact of improved peacefulness on a company’s market, costs structure or profit.

The Institute for Economics and Peace was established to fill this gap. As an independent not-for-profit research institute, it leads research into the relationships between business and peace, with special emphasis on collaborating with international partners.”

They also have some very interesting Teacher Guides called “Building Blocks of Peace”, which could be useful to peace educators.

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November 29, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , ,

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