Author: Natalie Ralph, Deakin University
This work (Greenleaf Publishing, September 2015) addresses a significant gap in research on the political and diplomatic role of multinational corporations in peace processes in intrastate conflict: Corporate Peacemaking. This ground-breaking book gives a comprehensive picture of how Corporate Peacemaking currently works, how it can be developed and implemented, and how it is likely to impact global governance and corporate culture in the future. The book demonstrates that Corporate Peacemaking has the potential to be a powerful element in international governance and peace efforts; and Ralph shows through the business case that companies, as well as communities, will benefit. The chapters explore national-level peace processes, as well as those at community and global levels; while the focus is on extractive companies, the findings are valuable to companies from all industries looking at peace-related processes.
Ralph presents a new framework for Corporate Peace that will assist companies from all sectors in countries experiencing violent conflict, in addition to instability, human rights abuses and poor governance. Based on rigorous academic research with practical case studies, it is essential reading for practitioners, academics, policy-makers and NGOs, and features Forewords by Sir Mark Moody-Stewart and Per L Saxegaard.