We are an international coalition of courageous, committed, optimistic business leaders. We believe that the best hope for long-term peace in historically violent communities is more jobs and the economic empowerment of women.
The Business Council for Peace (Bpeace) offers 5-star volunteer opportunities for Skillanthropists who advise international business owners and job creators. For those on both sides, the impact of the work they do together is measurable.
Bpeace’s 350+ business volunteers envision a world where job creators who believe in women’s economic empowerment can accelerate historically violent communities up the path to peace and prosperity. We believe jobs provide dignity and economic stability. More jobs mean less violence®
The Bpeace model unites high-quality business consulting by volunteers (“Skillanthropists") with proven and promising local job creators ("Fast Runners") to help them break through the barriers to growth and job creation.
We can document the impact. Businesses that work with Bpeace Skillanthropists perform better than their local economies—averaging 20% job growth and 20% revenue growth even in countries where the GDP growth is less than 3%. These jobs stabilize families and communities, cutting the oxygen to violence and migration.