Center for Peace and Commerce

Imagining New Intersections Between Business and Peace

The Center for Peace and Commerce (CPC) is a partnership between the School of Business and the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies to prepare new generations of change makers.  The CPC encourages students to develop and exercise innovative approaches for making a positive impact on the 5 Ps– people, planet, profit, peace and partnership. The CPC contributes to a new paradigm for business and peacebuilding through teaching, mentoring, and social enterprise development.  

Global Social Innovation Challenge Through the Global Social Innovation Challenge, university students in participating universities from around the globe generate ideas for innovative ventures that respond to a social, economic, environmental, or justice issue of their choice, and compete for seed funding at an annual global event to launch or expand their ventures!
Women Innovators Women Innovators The Women Innovations Initiative encourages the development of female students as social entrepreneurs and innovators through dialogue, field experiences, networking, mentoring, and funding opportunities.
Idea Labs Idea Labs are workshops, speakers, and educational events to catalyze student social innovation and entrepreneurship-- in and out of the classroom.
Newsroom News Room The Global Social Innovation Challenge has been featured on various local, national and international media outlets. Check out the global movement of student innovators making change.
Resources for Social Entrepreneurs Check out resources for how to deeply engage with a social or environmental challenge and develop social innovations to shift the status quo response to our many societal issues.
Internships Graduate and undergraduate students can intern with the Center for Peace and Commerce to gain professional experience in the field of innovation for social impact.

Upcoming Events

  • Oct20

    The Lemonade Game

    Saturday, October 20, 2018 // 9 a.m.Olin Hall, Room 229

  • Oct25

    Impact Career Fair

    Thursday, October 25, 2018 // 12 p.m.Hahn University Center, Room UC Forums

  • Oct27

    Design Thinking Crash Course

    Saturday, October 27, 2018 // 10 a.m.Loma Hall, Room Ideation Space

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