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The topic is more apposite than ever: with the whole basis of business being undermined by energy costs, wars going on and politics that seems to have lost its way we believe the one thing to aim for is the one thing that is a real thing: peace.
Peace is not about the way we run things, it’s about who we are. More than the sum of all our business successes and failures put together. More than ever we need to be reminded that in the middle of trying to keep the wheels of production going we need to feel peace.
Over the next few weeks we’ll be publishing highlights from the past eight years and going deeper into the four aspects of the business of business as peace.
Peace with ourselves
Peace with the Earth
Peace with each other
Peace with the future generations
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WAFA’s global awards platform has, for over ten years, been celebrating truly sustainable innovations of silent heroes everywhere. Bringing to the worlds’s attention and acknowledging people, often with very little means, who develop solutions to hunger and air pollution that are proven in practice.
We had a great event last week, with researchers, investors, impact investors, SDG activists, a bank and a wide range of other stakeholder types represented. The aim was to share the journey that we at Re Equity Partners have taken over the last four years from the idea to create a fund to invest in regeneration and peace to the investment framework we have today.
Simply put, the circular economy is one where biological materials are harvested and returned in a way that preserves, indeed regenerates, eco systems. Materials taken from below the earth, like minerals, stay in circulation. However, the notion could contain more. With eco systems preserved and with a high availability of minerals peoples’ basic needs could be met and a new era ushered in where there is enough for everyone. The circular economy – if introduced right – could help bring peace.
Please spread the word that we are holding an Investment dialogue together with Re Equity Partners and Sustainable Sweden. It promises to be a fascinating evening where we invite you along the journey we took to create our Investment Framework.
Peace Partners in association with Youth Futures and the Tutu Foundation UK are celebrating the United Nations International Day of Peace on Saturday 21st September with the next in its series of ‘Waves of Change’ events.
The aim of this special event is to help make peace a possibility at the national, community and individual level.
Speakers will will share the work they are doing in partnership with communities and organisations around Croydon and South London, and aims to inspire new initiatives and forge new partnerships that will continue to make peace possible.
The day will be in two parts. You can attend the morning session, the afternoon session or the whole day.
Please save the date in your diaries for what promises to be an engaging and inspiring day. Event details will follow shortly.
The Waves of Change forum ‘Peace Gangs and Conflict Resolution’ at the Croydon Festival of Peace last June focussed on peace education:
A group based in the Netherlands, called The Weather Makers, are rolling out an ambitious plan to turn the Sinai desert green. Apart from stabilising weather in the region and possibly an even wider area, the initiative hopes to bring livelihoods to the area, reducing the risk of conflicts among the troubled people who live in the area. The project literally has biblical proportions as it is the site of what ancient scripts refer to as the land of milk and honey.
The factors underlying conflict are often structural and outside the control of the average citizen. Many factors lie beneath the surface and interact. What is visible is often just the conflicts. However, it is those who are suffering who have a chance to do something about it.