Thu, Feb 13


Virtual Meeting

Towards the Economy of Francesco - With Jeffrey Sachs

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Time & Location

Feb 13, 2020, 12:00 PM EST

Virtual Meeting

About the event


Please join the International Humanistic Management Association  and  the Economy of Communion Association for a conversation with Jeffrey Sachs, University Professor and Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University, to discuss how we can all contribute to humanizing our economy.

Date: Wednesday, Feb 13, 2020

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00pm (EDT) Location: Web conferencing, details will be sent before the event once your RSVP is received

Transforming Business Practice series as hosted by IHMA as a  Executive Development format. It is co-sponsored by Fordham University's  Gabelli School of Business.

Topic for this Conversation: "Towards The Economy of Francesco"- Pope Francis and the vision of an inclusive economy.

Please join Jeffrey Sachs for a conversation about Pope Francis' initiative to change the economy to be in service of life.

The conversation, facilitated by Michael Pirson (Fordham University, Director of the Center for Humanistic Management), and author of Humanistic Management (Cambridge, 2017), and Elizabeth Garlow,  Coordinator of the Economy of Communion (North America) will explore  what we can do to move towards a more enlightened and enlivening form of  business practice , not only for managers of business organizations but  organizers in general.


Jeffrey D. Sachs is a University Professor and  Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia  University, where he directed the Earth Institute from 2002 until 2016.  He is also Director of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network  and a commissioner of the UN Broadband Commission for Development. He  has been advisor to three United Nations Secretaries-General, and  currently serves as an SDG Advocate under Secretary-General Antonio  Guterres.

The Economy of Francesco initiative:

The Economy of Francesco is an international meeting between young scholars and activists in the field of Economics, convened by Pope Francis.

The title of the event clearly refers to the saint of Assisi, an  example par excellence of care for the least of the earth and for an  integral ecology, but it also refers to Pope Francis.  Ever since he  wrote Evangelii Gaudium and then Laudato Si’, he has denounced the  pathological state of so much of the world ‘s economy extending an  invitation to put in place a new economic model.

The Holy Father met with the Bishop of Assisi, Domenico Sorrentino  and the economist Luigino Bruni, Professor of Political Economy at Lumsa  because of his genuine concern for the world. The idea of addressing  the challenges of the economy, starting from the thought and economic  action of young people, was supported enthusiastically by the Holy  Father. This resulted in a call addressed to young economists and  entrepreneurs of the world.

The organization of the event The Economy of Francesco. Young people, a pact, the future – Assisi 2020  immediately required the setting up of a Committee to get to work  organising all that is necessary for the preparation of such an  important initiative. The Diocese of Assisi, the Seraphic Institute, the  Municipality of Assisi and the Economy of Communion are all members of  the committee, in regular contact with Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah  Turkson, Prefect of the Vatican Department for the Service of Integral  Human Development, who is the patron of the initiative. For more information click here.