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Steve Killelea

PANEL 4: The Way Forward
 Panel-4-2-Steve-Killelea Steve Killelea
President & Founder, Institute for Economics and Peace (Australia)

Mr. Killelea is an accomplished entrepreneur in high technology business development and at the forefront of philanthropic activities focused on sustainable development and peace. Steve has always had a strong passion for sustainable development, and in 2000, he established The Charitable Foundation (TCF), which specialises in working with the poorest communities of the world. In 2007 Steve founded the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), an international think tank dedicated to building a greater understanding of the interconnection between business, peace and economics with particular emphasis on the economic benefits of peace. IEP’s ground-breaking research includes the Global Peace Index, the world’s leading measure of peacefulness. Steve’s founding of IEP was recognized as one of the 50 most impactful philanthropic gifts in Australia’s history. In 2013 Steve was nominated one of the “Top 100 Most Influential People in Armed Violence Reduction” by the UK group Action on Armed Violence.