Economy of Francesco imagines an inclusive, sustainable world
By Brian Roewe
National Catholic Reporter
November 20, 2020
What would a global economy that puts people and the planet first look like?
That’s a central question more than 2,000 young economists and entrepreneurs from 120 countries are exploring this week at the Economy of Francesco, a three-day virtual conference centered in Assisi, Italy, and hosted by the Vatican at the invitation of Pope Francis.
The conference, which began Thursday, aims to formulate a new economic vision, one that deemphasizes growth and profit and prioritizes justice, equity and caring for the poor and the common planetary home.