With more than two years of anticipation, I was unsure what to expect. I think I was lowering my expectations so as not to be disappointed. But what I experienced today — the first day of the gathering — was full of surprises. Extraordinary Charisma + Track-record I noticed a Francisan cross on an African […]
I am very excited about the opportunity to present “Inversion en Futuros Vivibles” to the Mexican Institute for Catholic Social Teaching alongside a number of other cosponsor organizations: Citizen action against Poverty Union of Christian business leaders COPARMEX The Jesuit University in Mexico City‘s, Center for research on the social and Solidarity economy. CO_ capital […]
Investing with a consciousness of what your money is doing pushes us to ask a few questions. Where does money most commonly get invested? What is the structure of the relationship between invested money and other things I care about? If I don’t like the conventional investing options, what are my alternatives? If I believe […]
I learned a new word last week from Luke: pleonexia. So I thought I would share the discussion that ensued. In philanthropy and investing, I often hear family/board members carry the weight of: I need to invest our assets so the mission (grant-making) can continue into perpetuity Too often, what’s crouching right alongside that desire […]
Let’s reflect on the structural power dynamics embedded within our current investment and business system. The Problem: Capital Supremacy (“Finance-First” Investing) In our current economic paradigm, Capital’s interests are often structured (through ownership & governance) as above all other interests. In other words, while customers, producers, workers, communities, the environment, future generations matter to an […]
Tomorrow morning, I present at the Univesidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. It’s part of their Masters program in the “Creation and Development of Social and Solidarity Economy Businesses” – as part of the International Center for Research on the Social and Solidarity Economy -or CIIESS. I’m humbled to have gotten to know Alberto Irezabal the […]
From theology and political economy to an analysis of our moment — making intelligible the mega-trends of capitalism — and how we as Christians “can’t accept it’s terms and conditions as good”. Drawing on Jeremiah 29:7 — Luke says we’re “called to bear faithful witness within it and transform and convert it”.
I was inspired today at the Catholic Campaign for Human Development’s (CCHD) 50th Anniversary celebration. As I reconnected with old friends from Notre Dame and met new community land trust & worker center leaders via the Hubilo (virtual conference) chat, I realized how much CCHD is part of me. The farmworker organizing my dad helped […]