In Nepal, inclusion of business actors has advantages and disadvantages. On the one hand, their closeness to the elite enables them to directly influence decision-makers... On the other, the relationship of business people with their own workers through unions is at the core of some of the uprisings in Nepal and that is also derailing the pro-peace engagement of corporate sector.
Engagements of business actors in Nepal are analysed from five different angles:
political, economic, philanthropic, humanitarian and social engagement. Most of
the non-commercial engagement of corporations is either in form of religious donations
or philanthropy. Hence, such investments have not been sector-specific. The experience in Nepal shows that in a conflict environment, focus on philanthropic activities is not enough. Rather, activities are needed that
take into account the political aim of
personal, relational, structural and cultural shifts. —safalghimire.blogspot.com