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[PDF] Doing business amidst conflict: emerging best practices in Colombia

Author: Alexandra Guáqueta, Fundación Ideas para la Paz (chapter from Intl. Alert book), Published on: 1 July 2006

This chapter examines private sector involvement in peacebuilding and conflict prevention in Colombia...[B]usinesses are increasingly supporting projects that can be classified as peacebuilding. They are also more aware of human rights...than before...Interconexión Eléctrica S.A. (ISA) also one of the companies that has suffered [a lot of] guerrilla attacks in Colombia...One outcome was ISA’s initiative to create the Programa de Desarrollo para la Paz (Prodepaz), a regional peace and development programme (PDP). Since then, ISA’s policy has been to support the other 19 PDPs in the country and to convince other companies to do the same...Prodepaz has operated since 1999, benefiting around 2,380 families...its main activities include...promoting local and regional participation in development planning. [also refers to Grupo Empresarial Antioqueño (GEA), Suramericana, Exxon, Isagen, Empresas Públicas de Medellín, Corona, Carvajal, Santo Domingo, Restrepo Barco]

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Related companies: Corona EPM (Empresas Públicas de Medellín) ExxonMobil ISA Group Isagen (part of Brookfield) Suramericana (part of Grupo Sura)