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Today: Join Jeffrey Sachs for a conversation on Transforming the Economy

  • 1.  Today: Join Jeffrey Sachs for a conversation on Transforming the Economy

    Posted 02-12-2020 18:48
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    Please join the International Humanistic Management Association and Michael Pirson, Fordham University for a conversation with Jeffrey Sachs, University Professor and Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University, on how we can all contribute to humanizing our economy.

    Date: Thursday, 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

    RSVP here:

    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 ConversationTowards and 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), 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:

    Transforming Business Education series is sponsored by The Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University and hosted by IHMA.

    This Session is presented in collaboration with the Academy of Management MSR and SIM Divisions as well as the Economy of Francesco/ Economy of Communion Network.

    Michael Pirson
    Past Chair, MSR IG Academy of Management
    Associate Professor, Fordham University,
    New York, NY