A New Vision for Peace and Prosperity
Venture Peacebuilding leverages the intellect, passion, and experience of impact investors, social entrepreneurs, and peacebuilders. Together, we are growing an eco-system of people and companies focused on disrupting systems of violence, building peaceful and resilient communities, and reclaiming the $14 trillion of global GDP annually lost to conflict.
The Venture Peacebuilding Initiative launched in January 2018 with the Venture Peacebuilding Symposium, which led to the VP Executive Report and the Online Collaboration Network of Venture Peacebuilders.
Venture Peacebuilding is an initiative of:
Violence cost 12.6% of global GDP in 2016
Violence accounts for 37% of GDP in the ten least peaceful countries
Violence accounts for 3% of GDP in the ten most peaceful countries
Since 2008, 52% of countries report a deterioration in peacefulness equaling a global deterioration of 2%
Grow the network of passionate peacebuilders, entrepreneurs, impact investors, and others launched at the Venture Peacebuilding Symposium.
Design the initial training suite and the first version of peace investment impact metrics.
Define the parameters for peace ventures to be certified as “Venture Peacebuilding” initiatives to ensure visibility and quality control.
Build partnerships with like-minded institutions and companies to host events and workshops around the world.
Share resources, contacts, and findings across the Venture Peacebuilding network.
The World’s First Conscious Tech Summit
May 9-12, 2018
El Gouna, Egypt
Description: Gathering of the brightest conscious tech minds in emerging markets with the world’s savviest, passion-forward investors to craft – and strike deals – that change the world. For real. VP representatives will collaborate on the Shark Zone and Global Exposure tracks to introduce all 400 attendees to the Venture Peacebuilding network and mindset.
DC Symposium on the New Frontiers of Peacebuilding
July 14 – August 4, 2018
Description: This interactive skills-based course will introduce participants to emerging currents in thought and practice that are driving the new frontiers of peace and peacebuilding effectiveness, while building on the foundational skills needed to be a successful practitioner.
Join us at VP Colombia
October 25-28, 2018
This intensive workshop will offer practical tools for business men/women and companies that wish to enter or expand into territories affected by the armed conflict in Colombia, helping to answer the questions:
- How do I achieve profitable alliances for my company in territories affected by the armed conflict?
- How do I build peace into business plans? Why does peace protect my bottom line?
- How do I improve my company’s relations with diverse stakeholders?
- How do I manage difficult conversations through dialogue?
- How do I align my business plans with peace agreement implementation to qualify for tax incentives?
This selective training is sponsored by Rotary International and FIP, with special support from the Swedish embassy.
We would like to thank all the intrepid individuals and groups that sponsor this initiative. You are the pioneer Venture Peacebuilders.
There are numerous sponsorships available that will get your organization or product message out to all VP attendees, generate interest through visual impressions on site, or get your product, giveaway, marketing message or educational content in the hands of all Venture Peacebuilders.