The Moral Imperative for Inclusive Capitalism

The work of the Council for Inclusive Capitalism and its members is grounded in the moral and market imperative to pursue profit in ways that lead to a more inclusive and sustainable economy. We were inspired to launch this organization by Pope Francis’ public appeal to business leaders to respond concretely to the issues of our day.

We recognize that religious and ethical leaders provide vital guidance on the moral imperative to act. We also recognize that the work of inclusive capitalism belongs to each of us, regardless of where we come from or what we believe. That’s why the Council for Inclusive Capitalism was founded as non-sectarian organization that is open to members of all — or no — religious backgrounds. We invite everyone to join us, be inspired by the moral imperative, and take action for a more inclusive and sustainable capitalism.

Faith and Ethical Leaders on Inclusive Capitalism

The Guiding Principles of inclusive Capitalism

These Guiding Principles reflect the values and approach to business and investment that the Council for Inclusive Capitalism believes will extend the opportunities and benefits of our economic system to all people and build a more sustainable future.

Equality of opportunity
for all people to pursue prosperity and quality of life, irrespective of socio-economic background, gender, ethnicity, religion, or age
Equitable outcomes
for those who have the same opportunities and seize them in the same way
Fairness across generations
so that one generation does not realize near-term benefits that incur long-term costs that overburden future generations
Fairness in society
to those whose circumstances prevent them from full economic participation

Contributed Wisdom from Faith Leaders

How business can respond to Pope Francis’ call for climate action

This Work Requires a “Commitment to Compassion”

Council for Inclusive Capitalism Convenes Global CEOs and Faith Leaders to Advance a More Inclusive and Sustainable Economy

Corporate responsibility as “enlightened self-interest”

What Does Judaism Say About the Economy and Social Justice?

Every Movement That Lasts Has A Moral Foundation

What Business and Faith Leaders Can Learn from Each Other with Professor Azza Karam

Delivering a Just Transition: A Guide for Company Action

Lynn Forester de Rothschild in conversation with Cardinal Peter Turkson and Allianz’s Oliver Bäte