Call for Papers


Business, Peace and Sustainable Development (BPSD) is a new journal by Greenleaf Publishing.

BPSD aims at understanding the relationship between business, peace and development. Corporate Peace is an umbrella concept that contains business, social and strategic dimensions. It is the capacity of an organization to consider peace and the reduction of violence as a component in its business strategy, and the utilisation of business resources to raise awareness and enhance peace. While research has been published on business and peace and peace through commerce, BPSD aims to be the first journal dedicated to mutual contribution of business and peace.

BPSD will publish papers on, but not limited to, the following topics:

  1. Cases of corporate peace, peace through commerce, and businesses contributing to peace and development
  2. Theoretical articles and models on business, peace and development
  3. Economic metrics on the mutual contribution of business, economy and peace
  4. Social impact of corporate peace
  5. Tools and mechanisms of corporate peace and sustainable development
  6. Tri-sectorial collaborations (governments, businesses and NGOs) to achieve peace
  7. Stakeholders’ perceptions and attitudes on these subjects (e.g. motivations, barriers, attitudes)
  8. Measurements and comparisons of corporate peace in various firms, countries etc.
  9. Business and human rights
  10. Business and disaster reduction

Submit your paper

Papers of between 3,000 and 6,000 words are invited for double-blind peer review.

See the notes for contributors or contact the Editor for more information. Please note that BPSD is an online publication, although print issues may be produced for specific events.

Peace Dialogues

Contributions are also invited for BPSDs Peace Dialogues section. This is the non peer-reviewed section of BPSD, designed for publishing short essays and thought pieces on the role of business in enhancing peace and sustainable development. In addition to the main section of BPSD, in which we publish academic papers and empirical articles, essays in the PD section focus on the practice of  business and peace (e.g. tools, examples or case studies) philosophical essay (e.g. new ideas and approaches), as well as on analyses of the role of businesses in contemporary conflicts and current affairs. 

Essays for PD do not need to be long (5-10 pages would be appropriate) and do not need to cite sources at the same level of full academic articles, although it would be useful to refer to some literature and data.

Contact details

Editor: Dr Debbie Haski-Leventhal

Publisher: Anna Comerford