About the author
Steve Killelea A.M. is a global philanthropist focused on peace and sustainable development, with a long, successful career in high technology and international business development. Over the last two decades, Steve has applied his business skills to his many global philanthropic activities, established an internationally renowned global think tank, the Institute for Economics & Peace (IEP) and a private family charity, The Charitable Foundation, which now has over three million direct beneficiaries.
Working on an aid program in North East Kivu in the DR Congo, one of the most violent places in the world, philanthropist and business leader Steve Killelea asked himself, ‘What are the most peaceful nations?’. Unable to find an answer, he created the world’s leading measure of peace, the Global Peace Index, which receives over 19 billion media impressions annually and has become the definitive go to Index for Heads of State.
A selection of the philanthropic projects The Charitable Foundation has funded throughout the world.