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Using Catholic Social Teaching to Inspire a New Generation of Bankers

This presentation is inspired by the 2008 global financial crash and focused on the role of the banker in the modern world. Catholic Social Teaching is used to explain the purpose and function of private property and the role of the banker. This presentation offers a new vision of the banker that will inspire those in the world of finance to use their «vocation» to become men and women for others. It focuses on corporate social responsibility, while also incorporating important themes in ethics, governance, and sustainability. It will conclude with an inspirational message about the proper use and function of wealth.

Global Jesuit Conference on Managing and Teaching Business Ethics: Lassalle-Institut, Switzerland: May 2018.

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Catholic Social Teaching on Private Property: An Examination of Christian Theology and Ethics

This presentation discusses the nature of private property within Catholic social teaching.  It also discusses the implication of this teaching on morality and ethics.

University of St. Thomas (Minneapolis, Minnesota): John A. Ryan Institute- Center for Catholic Studies Conference: Building Institutions for the Common Good– The Purpose and Practice of Business in an Inclusive Economy: June 2018

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A Theological Understanding of Work and Wealth as the Basis for an Ethics of Social Economy

This one-day retreat focuses on the spiritual nature of the economy and the interconnectedness of service.  Topics range from the discussion of the theological nature of work and the responsibilities of wealth to environmental sustainability and conscious consumerism. Spiritual Retreat – Handmaids of the Sacred Heart of Jesus: August 2018

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Work and the Periphery

This presentation is part of a panel discussion on the plight of marginalized workers.  This presentation discusses the nature of marginalization and its various manifestations in the work context of both blue- and white-collar work. Catholic University of America (Washington, DC): Napa Institute Conference – The Dignity of Work. October 2018

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Contributive Justice as the Moral Foundation for Corporate Governance in the New World of Work

This presentation discusses the framework of contributive justice theory and its constituent parts.  It places contributive justice theory in the context of social psychology moral foundation theory and envisions its application in corporate governance.

Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, University of Santa Clara: The Ethics of Disruption: New Technologies and New Governance Structures — Global Jesuit Business Ethics Conference: July 2019

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How Can Christian Theology and Catholic Social Teaching on Work and Wealth Inform Business Ethics

This presentation discusses a systematic approach to understanding the theological nature of work and the responsibilities of wealth as understood in the Catholic tradition.  Insights are drawn to inform a framework of contributive justice theory that can be used as a moral foundation for business ethics. Society for Business Ethics 2019 Annual Conference: August 2019

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Advances in Stakeholder Theory – Session Moderator/Chair

This session describes the state-of the-art thinking in stakeholder management theory. This session addresses governance and ethics issues. Society for Business Ethics 2019 Annual Conference: August 2019.

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The Theological Nature of Work and Wealth as the Basis of Contributive Justice and the Moral Foundation for a New Social Contract

This presentation describes the theological origins of contributive justice theory and offers insights to other social science disciplines that also use a version of the theory.  The contributive justice theory is discussed as a moral foundation for ethics. Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs (AGLSP) Annual Conference: October, 2019.

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