April 21, 2011| 0

Bottom Billions/Bottom Line: A Couple Views from the Outside

On April 1-2, the Center for Integrity in Business hosted the Bottom Billions / Bottom Line Conference. Members of large companies, small companies, social ventures, non-profits, and the university converged in Upper Gwinn Commons on the SPU campus to discuss the role of for-profit business in global development. While I could extol the virtues of […]

June 28, 2010| 0

Practical Resources for Social Impact Investing

So, how can our investment/savings decisions be a part of how we live out God’s vision for His creation? Allocating even just one percent of our investment/savings “portfolios” can have a huge impact in the world, and expand the reach of business investment for positive impact on communities and human flourishing. (For an in-depth consideration […]

June 3, 2010| 0

Investing and Saving for Human Flourishing: A Different Way of Thinking about “Giving Back”

How many of us have considered the question: How can our investment/savings decisions play a significant role in shaping the world to be more like God has envisioned it to be? What if our investment/savings decisions incorporated a desire to proactively address issues of global poverty as part of a business being considered successful? Microfinance […]

February 23, 2010| 0

The Role of Aid in Times of National Disaster

David Brooks offers well-written, often insightful commentary from a conservative perspective through his column in The New York Times. In his recent column on Haiti and aid “The Underlying Truth,” January 14, 2010, however, he missed the mark in what may seem like a minor way with major consequences. Here is my summary of his […]