Encouraging a new understanding of the nature of work and the responsibilities of wealth.

Dr. Dawn Carpenter

Dr. Carpenter is a recognized expert in finance and investment. She has advised and underwritten over $3 billion in capital for some of the nation’s most impactful social purpose corporations.  Dr. Carpenter has served on numerous advisory boards including the Black & Indian Mission of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops and the American Society of Microbiology.

At the height of her banking career, Dr. Carpenter made the decision to reflect on the nature of work and the responsibilities of wealth. Her reflections led her to pursue doctoral studies at Georgetown University | READ MORE 

Contributive justice is a theory about a dimension of justice that has emerged in a variety of contexts and a myriad of intellectual disciplines.  Dr. Carpenter’s work finds the root of this dimension of justice in Christian theology and in mankind’s vocational relationship as a co-worker with God.

In her ground-breaking doctoral research, Dr. Carpenter has created a consolidated scholarly definition of contributive justice that seeks to inspire interdisciplinary dialog and provide a new moral paradigm in ethics | READ MORE

In What Does It Profit?  Dawn talks with the world’s leading thinkers, researchers, entrepreneurs and executives, exploring the most innovative ways we can reconcile capitalism’s demand for profit with the long term well-being of people and the planet. 

From socially-responsible investing to conscious consumerism to business ethics in this age of extremes, Dawn is your guide to the cutting-edge ideas and experiments driving the purpose-driven business revolution. So when you are a business podcast that talks about the social and moral value of business – What Does It Profit?  | READ MORE

Dr. Carpenter’s work is rooted in theological themes and seeks to derive insights about the nature of work and the responsibilities of wealth. She writes on a wide range of subjects bringing her insights and knowledge to bear on many of today’s pressing issues  | READ MORE

Dr. Carpenter has a passion for engaging with challenging ideas. She seeks to synthesize concepts across a spectrum of theological, economic, and philosophical ways of thinking. She does this without losing her true North. She is as comfortable speaking to a Corporate Board as she is to an auditorium of scholars. However, her most satisfying conversations are often with those who never even dreamed that the ideas she engages with might have relevance to them….| READ MORE