Enterprise for Flourishing
The Symposium on Enterprise, Ethics and Development (SEED) held a major launch conference in Oxford in 2014 on Business for the Common Good. This year it is holding a half-day symposium in Cambridge on 7th July 2017, entitled 'Enterprise for Flourishing'. Leaders and opinion formers in business, ethics and development often move in their own circles. In founding SEED, Transforming Business seeks to bring representatives from these three constituencies together for practical impact. Our partner organizations for SEED 2017 are Five Talents, SALT (the new business network of Christian Aid), and the Transformational Business Network. These organizations share with Transforming Business a committment to socio-economic transformation through entrepreneurial business. Lord Rowan Williams, the Master of Magdelene College and former Archbishop of Canterbury, will be in the chair. The event will be followed by a Garden Party at Magdalene College, where Lord Williams is Master. Details and reservations are available here. As places are limited, early booking is essential to avoid disappointment.
Faith in Business
Transforming Business has a long-standing collaborative relationship with Faith in Business, a project based at Ridley Hall in Cambridge. Every spring, Faith in Business holds a conference for business leaders, in which Transforming Business has often had significant input. For details, click here. The project co-produces a quarterly journal called Faith in Business, which carries many articles by Transforming Business' director Peter Heslam.
Business Fights Poverty
Transforming Business is a knowledge partner and founding member of Business Fights Poverty, a rapidly growing network of organizations and individuals that are committed to entrepreneurial solutions to poverty. Together with a number of other partners, including the UK government's Department for International Development, Business Fights Poverty holds events around the world - details here.
Transformational Business Network
The Transformational Business Network (TBN) is a network of business leaders, organizations and companies committed to business solutions to poverty. It supports commercially sustainable small-medium-size enterprises (SMEs) in developing countries that create jobs, empower the poor and transform communities. Transforming Business has been actively involved in TBN since its inception and information about its activities can be found here.
Ely Cathedral Business Group
Transforming Business is a founding member of the Ely Cathedral Business Group (ECBG). This is a forum for business leaders in and around Ely, a cathedral town a few miles north of Cambridge, UK. The ECBG held its first 'Celebration of Business' event at Ely Cathedral from 25-31 May 2012, which was a great success. The group offers mentoring opportunities for start-up entrepreneurs from experienced business leaders who volunteer their time. Further details are available here.
One of the world's leading CEO networks is C12, which aims 'to build great business for a greater purpose'. The network, based in the USA but spreading further afield, has developed a close research partnership with Transforming Business.
St Paul's Institute
Located within the City of London, St Paul's Institute seeks to foster an informed Christian response to ethical and spiritual issues surrounding financial integrity, economic theory, and the meaning of the common good. In seeking to engage with finance and economics, the Institute seeks to recapture the Cathedral's ancient role as a centre for public debate and to bring the distinctive wisdom of the Christian tradition to bear on the way money works in contemporary society. Click here to find out more.
Transforming Business has close links to, and has organized joint events with, the Spiritual Capital Initiative at Yale University's Center for Faith and Culture.
Transforming Business has long enjoyed informal links with the Princeton Faith & Work Initiative at Princeton University.
The London-based Christian Association of Business Executives (CABE) is dedicated to bringing Christian values and moral principles to the world of business, particularly at executive level. For details of CABE's forthcoming events, click here.
For details of past events, click here.