Lunch Discussion with Sally Blount: "Faith, Markets, and Meaning"

May 11, 2023
Booth School of Business
5807 S Woodlawn Avenue
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This event is co-presented by the Lumen Christi Institute and Catholics at Booth. Registration required. Open to students and faculty only. Email to inquire about registration.

According to the Edelman Trust Barometer, business firms have become the only “trusted” social Institution. Simultaneously, there has been a growing drumbeat around corporate “purpose” over the last 10 years – with companies writing ever more expansive purpose statements about how their firms “improve the world,” “make lives more joyful,” and “create meaningful community.” Yet, business leaders have little training in moral philosophy or religion; markets systems are not inherently wise, kind, or fair. And, at its heart, a company’s purpose must be, first and foremost, its promise to its customers and investors. As people of faith, our hope must be in something bigger and more profound . . . What might Catholic Social Teaching suggest?