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St Paul's Institute summer round-up

As the blue skies of summer return, we have put together a digest of all the latest articles, videos and pictures from St Paul’s Institute over the past few months.

We have had some wonderful events and are truly encouraged by everyone who attends and makes all the effort worthwhile.

St Paul's Institute exists to engage the financial world with questions of morality and ethics and how they relate to finance, business and the economy. In doing this, the Institute seeks to recapture the Cathedral's ancient role as a centre for public debate and seeks to consider these issues in the wider context of the common good and human flourishing.
 
By exploring themes of equality, stewardship and the meaning of the common good, we hope to bring the distinctive wisdom of the Christian tradition to bear on our understanding of the role of the economy in modern society.
 

Articles from St Paul’s Institute:
 

Praise Be, Indeed!
by Barbara Ridpath
The very fact that the Pope chose the environment at the subject of his first encyclical highlights the urgency of the issue and calls people to action. 

Ethical Banking: Not an Oxymoron
by Barbara Ridpath
How can financial institutions begin to re-earn the trust and confidence of their customers? Here are six basic strategies. 

Public Vulnerability is the Key to Shared Success
by Robert Gordon
Can we encourage a new public discourse that is openly vulnerable and ready to discuss our own flaws so that they might be overcome together? 


Articles from Guest Writers:

 
How Clean is Your Business? How to Manage Responsibly
by Tanya Barman
A new survey of nearly 2,500 management accountants has been released by CGMA, what does it say about the state of ethical business today?   

Government Policymaking - How does it work? 
by John Alty
Following on from the recent House of Bishops' letter, how can the Church most effectively engage with government policymaking?  

It Doesn't Have To Be Like This
by Andrew Bradstock and Jenny Sinclair
This election campaign is bringing into sharp relief how out of touch the 'political' conversation has become.   
Climate Change and the Common Good
by Baroness Worthington
We need to change course on climate change, and quickly, but action by any one individual or any one country alone cannot guarantee a resolution. 

Would You Like to Have More Power?
by the Revd Canon Dr Angus Ritchie
Although we live in a democracy, many voters feel life is shaped by external economic forces. What would it take for these systems to be placed at the service of a truly common good?  
 

Event Videos
 

Watch the highlights video from our joint event with Sandbag, Responding to Climate Change. Under 20 minutes long, it summarises the event and includes highlights from each speaker. 
 
Watch the video from Unfinished Business: Reform and Innovation in Finance, held in partnership with the Finance Innovation Lab.  
 
Watch the videos from our Beyond Election Day: Power, Money, Government and Responsibility event. Our highlights video is under 15 minutes long and summarises the event and includes the most memorable points from the evening.  View it here

Or watch the video of the whole event here 
 
Watch the video from Climate Change and the Common Good, a panel discussion held in partnership with the Diocese of London. View it here
 
We hope you enjoy the above items, and look forward to announcing our programme of events for the autumn in September.  Have a great summer and we look forward to seeing you at future events soon!