'Faith Matters Question Time' will focus on responsible business

‘Jesuits have much to teach modern business about morality’. This is the title of an article published in the Financial Times on 26th March 2015, just two weeks after Philip Green sold BHS for £1, a move which put thousands of jobs and pensions at risk.

For the author of the article (respected financial journalist Daniel Ben-Ami) the Jesuit approach to accounting is successful because it provides ‘a means of reflecting on possible futures, rather than just an accurate representation of financial transactions.’ The article brings to mind our own Fr Jack Mahony SJ who spent many years helping captains of industry to work out systematically what it means to run an ethically and socially responsible business.

The latest Faith Matters Question Time event has been organised by the Farm Street Parish and will address these important issues. The talk is titled ‘Responsible Business: How Should The Financial Sector Respond’ and will feature a keynote speech from Catherine McGuiness, Chairman of the Policy and Resources Committee of the City of London Corporation. McGuiness made national headlines this month when she said that London had no “God-given right” to dominance of European financial markets and that Brexit uncertainty was causing stagnation in the City.

Responses to the keynote speech will come from Mgr Vladimir Feltzmann, Roman Catholic Chaplain to Canary Wharf Business Community, and Charles Wookey, CEO of A Blueprint for Better Business.

The event is free but donations at the door are welcome. To secure your seat, please email farmstreetoffice@rcdow.org.uk or call 0207 529 4829.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 18:45 to 20:45
Farm Street Church Hall
United Kingdom