Tuesday, 7 December 2010

The Genius of Savings Banks

Peter Heslam has posted a short piece on The Genius of Savings Banks at the Transforming Business website.

Transforming Business is a multi-disciplinary research and development project at the University of Cambridge. Surrounding it is a growing network of Christian business ethicists, economists, practitioners, consultants, psychologists, educators and opinion formers in research institutions and companies around the world. They are united in their passion to integrate their faith with their knowledge and skills to address the most pressing social, economic, and moral challenge of our time: the elimination of poverty within the constraints of finite natural resources.

Also on the site are details of Heslam's latest book, Transforming Capitalism: Entrepreneurship
and the Renewal of Thrift
This is the project's latest resource on the role of faith and entrepreneurship in creating a better world. The global economic crisis has confirmed the suspicion of many that business is irredeemably selfish and greedy. Against this background, Heslam highlights the potential of transforming capitalism for the good of the planet and its people. Only thirty-two pages long, the book is designed for busy people, taking only around ninety minutes to read. Commendations from eminent business leaders include the following:
    'A compelling and timely call to a thrift-based capitalism that is truly transformative.' Dr Kim Tan, international entrepreneur and co-founder of theTransformational Business Network
    'Healthy economies require entrepreneurship and investment. This booklet presents a cogent and lively argument that thrift provides both with a powerful stimulus.' Sir Mark Moody-Stuart, former Chairman of Royal Dutch Shell and Anglo-American
    'Read this booklet to discover how thrift stimulates human flourishing.' Prof Theodore Roosevelt Malloch, CEO, The Roosevelt Group

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