Who We Are
Peace Through Commerce ® (PTC) is a nonprofit organization with a unique method of peacebuilding that unites civil society, government and business — large and small — as collaborators. Our organization seeks to solve complex global issues such as conflict, poverty and inequality by identifying and focusing on the core values and subsystems that make up a community, using our cross-sector technology, the Matrix of Peace™ Systems Model (MOP).
The MOP is designed to actualize peaceful and prosperous communities by identifying the core values and consciousness systems needed for peacebuilding. Secondly, the MOP highlights the best practices within and among the three key subsystems of any society: commerce (businesses), civil society (churches, nonprofits), and law (the legal framework of the community). These subsystems, all imbued with the core values of any society, all work together to co-produce peace. In other words, sustainable peace is a byproduct of a society whose commercial, civil society and legal subsystems co-operate interdependently and draw upon shared, peace-optimizing values.
How We Work To Design Sustainable Peace
CONVENE & EDUCATE
We bring together leaders, organizations, businesses and ideas to catalyze new, multi-sector approaches to accelerate peace-building.
PARTNER & CONSULT
We collaborate with partners in peace-building and work with clients from different sectors to create context-specific solutions for advancing peace and prosperity.
We incubate innovative projects and organizations that help extend our mission through engagement with MOP-related ideas and thinking.
PTC at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum
PTC premiered its peace-building model at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum and explored how to amplify the work of Honored Laureate, Kailash Satiyarthi and his work to end child trafficking.
Building Peace through Business
PTC’s Fellowship Program brings together women in the Middle East to showcase how entrepreneurship can transform conflict into healing and prosperity.
I believe business leaders can liberate the extraordinary power of business and commerce to create a world in which all people live lives full of purpose, love, and creativity- a world of compassion, freedom, and prosperity. I endorse Peace Through Commerce because it is dedicated to teaching the principles that animate how commerce, consciousness, and law can work inter-dependently to achieve sustainable peace. I wholeheartedly endorse PTC and encourage others to give PTC their support.
John Mackey, Co-CEO and Co-Founder
Whole Foods Market
I am deeply inspired by the wonderful work being done by the deeply committed
and visionary leaders of Peace Through Commerce
Raj Sisodiya, FW Olin Distinguished Professor
Global Business, Babson College
We couldn’t have been better supported by Peace Through Commerce’s creative and strategic team and the
ground breaking ideas they advance through the Matrix of Peace Systems Model.
Gina Torry, Executive Director
2016 Nobel Peace Prize Forum