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7 Mar 2016

Fundación Ideas para la Paz, FIP

Colombia: Report calls for business sector to assume an active leadership role in peacebuilding

“The opportunity of peace. A proposal for transformation”

… [The] document…[makes] an explicit call for the business sector to assume an active leadership role in peacebuilding in Colombia. Just as we share the notion that peace is the effect of collective action to which everyone is committed, we also have the conviction that the business sector can be a driver of fundamental change in this moment of history. As is confirmed in the coming pages, the great value that we give to businesspeople and businesses has as much to do with FIP’s organizational agenda as it does with the belief that businesses have understood the value of innovation, tenacity, and the unknown as opportunities. In the Colombia of today, it is ever clearer that if we propose it and invest our drive and enthusiasm, we will be able to build a better country for ourselves and for the generations who follow us. It will not be an easy process, and will take a lot of effort and frustration, but without a doubt, the recompense will be incalculable. We deliver this document to Colombian society with the firm trust that peace is a possibility within our reach…