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“Values in Finance: Are we ready to learn the lessons?”

September 27th, 2011

In a talk given at Trinity College, Dublin on the 15th Anniversary of Clann Credo – The Social Investment Fund, Fr. Seamus Finn, OMI talked about the need for the faith community to engage with business on questions of ethics and to work for more sustainable practices and institutions. He made three main points:

  1. Faith communities and traditions need to re-engage in the discussion of purpose and operations of the financial systems and their priorities.
  2. The damage that has been done to the people and the environment for the sake of fat profits and in the name of “progress’ has been tremendous and needs to ne examined.
  3. Religious communities, institutions and believers have always been willing to dream, innovate and risk new initiatives for the promotion of the common good.

Read his speech…

Fr. Finn is active in faith responsible investing through the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility where he serves on the Board, and in 3iG, an international, interfaith coalition of institutional investors.

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