How Can Business Help Peace, with Tim Fort

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Can business help peace? And can the processes by which peace comes into being help business? My social impact pioneer today – Tim Fort believes so.

As one of the recent nominees for the 2024 Nobel Peace Prize (yes the Nobel Peace Prize) – Tim Fort is a prolific thinker and writer on all avenues of business and peace. He has been nominated for his work in showing how ethical business behaviour can positively contribute to peace. He holds the Eveleigh Professorship in Business Ethics at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and is also an Affiliated Scholar at the Kroc Institute of International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame. Fort received the 2022 Distinguished Career Faculty Award from the Academy of Legal Studies in Business.

He has written one hundred articles, reviews and chapters along with twelve books; he has edited many more. Two of his books have won the Best Book Award from the Academy of Management for Social Issues.

Tim joins us to share very practical advice on how we can make peace and what business can learn from peacemakers. He then goes on to give us a sneak peak into his new book which he is co-authoring with Kristin Hahn, executive producer of Apple TV’s “The Morning Show,” explaining how shared cultural experiences can serve as common ground for people divided by social and political issues. Get ready to hear about the power of music, sharing a love of sports, and why going for a walk with your dog could resolve conflict.

Cindy Schipani and Tim Fort’s book: The role of business in fostering peaceful societies
Tim Fort, The Diplomat in the Corner Office: Corporate Foreign Policy 
Tim Fort and Cindy Schipani, The Role of the Corporation in Fostering Sustainable Peace, 35 Vanderbilt Law Review 389 (2021)
Terry Dworkin and Cindy Schipani, Gender Voice and Correlations with Peace+, 36 Vanderbilt Law Review 527 (2021)
Tim Fort, Review by: William Frederick. Business Ethics Quarterly
Vol. 20, No. 1, Behavioral Ethics: A New Empirical Perspective on Business -Ethics Research (Jan., 2010), pp. 134-137 (4 pages). Published By: Cambridge University Press. 
Jane Nelson (2000). The Business of Peace: The Private Sector as a Partner in Conflict Prevention and Resolution. 
Samuel Moyn (2021). Humane: How the United States Abandoned Peace and Reinvented War. 
Raymond Kelly (2000). Warless Societies and the Origin of War
Constance Cook Glen, Timothy L. Fort (2022). Music, Business and Peacebuilding.
Tim Fort (2021). TED. What can the dog park teach us about bridging great societal divides?
Braver Angels
Sweet dreams for Rwanda

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