The construction of a new transition towards peace in Colombia calls upon the decisive participation by all of society's stakeholders, including the enterprise sector.
We believe that the subject of the construction of peace must be debated extensively and addressed in all seriousness, as we are facing a historic opportunity that will turn us into the potential drivers of a new environment filled with opportunities and challenges for our entrepreneurs.
It is clear that the end of the armed conflict Colombia will not resolve all of the country's complex set of problems. It does, however, represent a unique opportunity to take a quantum leap in many areas.
In this sense, concrete actions and in-depth debates are required, that will allow us to better understand the relationship between the enterprise sector and the construction of peace. We are aware of the need to promote contents, to formulate strategies and to imagine scenarios that will promote the construction of peace in the country.
This new environment means that entrepreneurs and the private sector must assume an active role in the design, conduction, debating and handling of said transformations. We are firm believers that the responsibilities of the private sector cannot be delegated, and we are ready to make our contributions.
The private sector has the necessary tools so that, jointly with the State and the communities, projects and initiatives can be undertaken that will help us achieve the sustainable development goals established by the UN. In this sense, the construction of peace is not a topic that is unique to Colombia's reality; it is a global issue that has been included in the current development agenda, specifically under Sustainable Development Goal No. 16.
Finally, we conceive the construction of peace in Colombia as a national, long-term project of a public-private nature. In this sense, the enterprise sector can, in addition to generating jobs and paying taxes, support a culture of legality, contribute to institutional strengthening, to the generation of capabilities for coexistence, foster civil dialogues about public policy issues, generate new inclusive markets and production chains, among others.