Pope Francis’ Encliclycal Laudato Si has had a world impact that extends to the global business community. Professors Domènec Melé (Business Ethics) and Mike Rosenberg (Strategy) share their personal opinions about the Pope’s vision.
Prof. Domènec Melé
“How does Pope Francis interprets ecological issues and what philosophy underlies his proposals?”
In the Encyclical Laudato Si Pope Francis, addressed to “every person” who lives on Earth, covers many known issues related to environmental ethics. Additionally, it discusses innovative aspects in relation to conventional literature. Rather than prepare a comprehensive analysis, I have synthesized some key ideas that I feel are significant, whilst keeping the enterprise in mind.
Prof. Mike Rosenberg
“I would urge anyone interested in either Pope Francis, or the environment, to take a look”
While I am convinced that there is a compelling business case for increased environmental responsibility on the part of the business community, my guess is that the Pope’s message will help move things forward from a morale perspective for the world’s Catholics and people of good will of all faiths.