The Center for Spiritual Capital is a research, education, and outreach organization that works with scholars, policy experts, and business leaders to connect academic learning and real world practice. The mission of the center is to promote sound interdisciplinary research to produce innovative ideas that advance in a sustainable way a free, prosperous, and responsible civil society.
Through seminars and conferences, the center seeks to provide a forum where the presentation of reliable academic research and practical discussion of real-world lessons intersect. This unique educational model yields programs offering information that is not only highly credible, but broadly applicable to the work of a diverse audience. The center aims to bring the lessons of spirituality and economics to bear on the most pressing concerns in business and ethics.
Location: University of Surrey, U.K.
Date: August 14 - 15, 2014
Aligning Institutional (Faith-Based) Values / Strategy With Management Education Frameworks in the 21st Century
Location: Hilton Riverside Hotel, New Orleans, LA
Date: February 28 - March 2, 2013
The Center for Spiritual Capital hosted the 10th International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility on May 18-20, 2011, organized in conjunction with the Social Responsibility Research Network.
The SRRNet was formed in 2003 after the success of the first International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility. Since then it has continued to grow and there are currently around 600 members based all over the world. The main reason for the existence of the SRRNet is to enable scholars concerned with various aspects of social responsibility to communicate with each other, share information, join together in research projects, develop courses and course material, and conduct various other activities.
The goals of the Social Responsibility Research Network are strongly aligned with those of the Center for Spiritual Capital, and the center is honored to host this 10th anniversary conference event.
The topic of this conference, held June 10-13, 2004, was “The Ethics of Commerce: An Inquiry into the Religious Roots and Spiritual Context of Ethical Business Practice.” The conference was open to scholars, religious leaders, and business professionals from across the globe. Papers were presented on various religious traditions’ perspectives on the ethics of commerce. Questions addressed included: Is a purely secular business ethics irremediably deficient? Does a substantive business ethics require a religious and spiritual framework? To what extent does current business practice reflect a spiritual dimension? What are the various religious traditions’ perspectives on the ethics of commerce? Can the various religious traditions generate a non-adversarial, consistent, and coherent business ethic? Is there a role for religion and spirituality in a global and post-modern business world?