A world of evolving consciousness, prosperity and peace for all.
Please support Peace Through Commerce’s Innovative Solutions to Global Challenges
We advance prosperity and peace by creating, teaching and facilitating solutions to complex challenges that raise consciousness.
Who we are
Peace Through Commerce is a program of EIRO™– a strategic, global, and educational nonprofit corporation dedicated to creating a world where all people enjoy peace and prosperity. The word eiro in Greek means to join or bind together that which has been separated. EIRO’s peacebuilding technology—the Matrix of Peace Whole Systems Model™— does this by bringing together historically siloed and sometimes hostile sectors, honoring the consciousness forces at work within them, and creating a systems model to understand them. This model is the creative gift of EIRO and its family of peacebuilding programs.
EIRO powers its proprietary programs Peace Through Commerce® and Accelerating Women Entrepreneurs® along with its incubated programs Shakti Leadership™, Future Frontiers™, and Radical Social Entrepreneurs™ using Matrix whole-systems solutions to problemsolving and peacebuilding.
The Matrix of Peace Whole Systems Model–our peacebuilding technology and value-add to the world
The Matrix of Peace Whole Systems Model is a robust, multi-sector, living systems and consciousness model for designing and actualizing peaceful societies. Its parameters assume society is conscious, dynamic, living, chaordic, and intelligent ecosystem, open to evolution, experimentation, and creative growth.
The Matrix illuminates the core values, virtues, beliefs, worldviews, and best practices for peacebuilding within and among the key societal sectors–public, private, and civil society. It leads people to understand problems like poverty, war, inequality, and climate change from both human consciousness and best practices viewpoints. The Matrix methodology points out areas of values-agreement and guides stakeholders to create new solutions to age-old problems from a different level of consciousness than that which created them.
The purpose of the Matrix is to create an ecosystem of societal peace. The definition of societal peace in Matrix terminology is that time when society is generating justice, prosperity, and sustainability with peace-optimizing values and virtues such as love, compassion, and empathy sufficiently to become a self-organizing, self-balancing, self-correcting, flourishing ecosystem of societal peace.
In this framework, peace is not a static goal but rather a means to an end leading to peace and human flourishing. Communities do not achieve a “state of peace”, they achieve an “ecosystem of peace” where peace is the ongoing outcome of a healthy, well-functioning society.
In short, EIRO is a dedicated team of peace-thinkers and peacebuilders in the “mind-changing” business.
Peace Through Commerce launches the #IAmAPeaceBuilder Campaign
Peace Through Commerce’s Accelerating Women Entrepreneurs “AWEsome” Fellowship Program brings together women in the Middle East to showcase how entrepreneurship can transform conflict into healing and prosperity.
PTC at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum Oslo, December 2018
PTC is honored to be one of the title event partners of the Forum, where we utilized our model to analyze issues related to “How to Solve the Climate Crisis?”.
Philomena Blees, CEO, presenting the Matrix of Peace Whole Systems Model
PTC premiered its peacebuilding model at the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize Forum, Minneapolis, to amplify the work of Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi and his mission to end child trafficking.
How We Work in the World
CONVENE & EDUCATE
We bring together leaders, organizations, businesses and ideas to catalyze new, multi-sector approaches to accelerate peacebuilding.
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.
ON THE GROUND PROGRAMS
In Accelerating Women Entrepreneurs (“AWE”) program, we honor women entrepreneurs as key change-makers to bringing whole systems peacebuilding to life. Visit our honored Shakti Leadership Incubator and AWE Fellowship pages!
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 Sisodia, 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 Whole Systems Model.
Gina Torry, Executive Director
2016 Nobel Peace Prize Forum