Business leaders gather in the Vatican City to commit for a more inclusive economy.

The Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace (PCJP) and the International Christian Union of the Business Executives (UNIAPAC) are organizing in the Vatican City on November 17th and 18th 2016 a joint International Conference on: “Business Leaders as agents of economic and social inclusion”.

This conference is a follow-up to a high-level meeting on “the Global Common Good: towards a more inclusive economy” which took place in July 2014 with the attendance of Pope Francis.



About the Conference

Pope Francis in his apostolic exhortation Evangelii Gaudium and reiterated and reinforced in his Encyclical Letter Laudato Si, demands that all economic policies ought to be shaped by the dignity of each human person and the pursuit of the common good. Celebrating the Extraordinary Year of Mercy established by Pope Francis, this conference will give the opportunity to the business leaders for:

  • reflecting on better ways to create a working environment based on the principles of the Christian social though, including solidarity, subsidiarity and the pursuit of the Common Good.

  • finding ways to unlock new sources of productive employment and translate economic growth into broad-based progress in living standards and a more widely shared prosperity.

  • developing strategies, identifying best practices, forming partnerships and laying the foundation for catalyzing public sector, civil society and business community to better serve the poor and vulnerable.