From Earth stewardship comes food security. And food security is one important foundation for peace. With peace comes prosperity and with prosperity business opportunities abound.
Surely our best investments are those that lay these foundations for peace?
This workshop explores how the business of business can evolve towards Earth stewardship to enable peace and how we can invest in new ways.
The workshop is part of the annual Caux Dialogue on Land and Security (2013, 2014, 2015) which seeks to connect experts and practitioners across disciplines (‘horizontal’) and hierarchies (‘vertical’) to create a shared understanding and vision for sustainable peace in the world’s drylands and degraded ecosystems, and to build the trust needed for effective collaboration on the ground and in ‘land-peace partnerships’. This can only be achieved with an inclusive, multi-stakeholder approach, including such diverse actors as business, political leadership, foreign donors, the development and security communities and the people of the drylands themselves. Not least, different religious groups need to peacefully work together. Creating a joint vision with all stakeholders encourages each school of thought, specialisation and hierarchy to contribute their best to a solution.