Business, Markets and the Common Good: the Challenge of Laudato Si'
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Business, Markets and the Common Good: the Challenge of Laudato Si'

Business, Markets and the Common Good: the Challenge of Laudato Si'

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St Michael's Cornhill in the City of London

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Business, Markets & the Common Good: the Challenge of Laudato Si'

Together for the Common Good is delighted to present a special public discussion looking at how markets and business can address the challenges set by Pope Francis in Laudato Si' - his encyclical on climate change and integral ecology. The event will be held at the historic church of St Michael's Cornhill, City of London, and includes drinks afterwards. The evening is being organised in partnership with the Benedict XVI Centre at St Mary's University, Twickenham, and is supported by CCLA and Social Stock Exchange.

For further details, including full biographies of our speakers, visit our website: click here

Speakers:

  • Dr Sam Gregg, Director of Research at the Acton Institute, USA

  • Fr Augusto Zampini Davies, Theological Adviser to CAFOD

  • Sian Ferguson, Trust Executive, Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts

  • Fr. Séamus Finn, OMI, Chair of Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, USA

Chair:

  • James Featherby, Chair of the Church of England’s Ethical Investment Advisory Group and chair of Bible Society

Laudato Si' (On Care for our Common Home), published by Pope Francis in June 2015, was a love letter to all mankind and an urgent call to tackle the global human and ecological crisis. Receiving an enthusiastic reception from the ecology community, both in and outside the Catholic Church, it found a more muted response from business and enterprise. We therefore have practical work to do in complementing Francis' powerful and inspiring summons. 

Increasingly, data shows that the majority of investors want their assets to have a positive impact on society. This event will focus minds on what the finance and enterprise sectors can do, and are already doing, to be part of the global solution to inequality and climate change, while still delivering good returns. We hope this event will encourage and inspire, inform and nourish people of good will across these sectors.

Enquiries: philip.booth@stmarys.ac.uk or info@togetherforthecommongood.co.uk

Booking essential. Please bring your ticket with you to claim your free drink. Please see our website for more details. 

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What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Nearest tubes are Bank, Monument and Cannon St. Extremely limited parking on side streets at your own risk.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

info@togetherforthecommongood.co.uk or philip.booth@stmarys.ac.uk 

For questions about access to the venue, please contact Kay Norman, PA to the Rector: 0207 283 3121 

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Yes 

Can I update my registration information?

Yes 

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes please, especially if you would like a free drink!

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

Yes

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