"Francis, don't you see that my house is falling down? Go and repair it". Four tips that can help entrepreneurs create sustainable ventures, based on the results of my research project.
Extreme poverty continues to persist in the world. High barriers to quality healthcare, a weakening job market, and political instability are some factors that attribute to this, but there is also the consideration that due to intrinsic systemic discrimination, those caught in a cycle of poverty will remain in that cycle indefinitely, regardless of the socio-economic safety nets that are made available to them.
Social inequality is one of the hallmarks of mercantile societies and is permeated by gender, race and class relations, as well as the way different societies organize themselves productively. Gender inequality is related to the productive context, defining the spaces in which women and men occupy in society.
Before presenting an answer to the question in this article's title, we start by showing the origins of "eco-efficiency". The concept was born in the late 1980s and gained more relevance in the 1990s. Ecoefficiency means "the efficiency with which ecological resources are used to meet human needs" (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, OECD (1998)).
Almost a year has passed since the first EoF Summer School in Gubbio. As we are awaiting the next one and preparing for the meeting in Assisi, let me use this opportunity to look back and remember.
There are not two separate crises, one environmental and the other social, but rather one complex socio-environmental crisis (LS.139). Given the complexity of the matter, an integral approach is required for the solution and attention of the problems as well as for taking care of nature.
“The Highest Poverty”: how early Franciscan economic thought anticipated the debate on the paradox of malnutrition
How early Franciscan economic thought anticipated the debate on the paradox of malnutrition.