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What is Business For?

Reconsidering the Purpose of Business - Part One 

The COVID-19 pandemic is as much an economic crisis as a healthcare crisis. In the previous edition of this journal (20.3), Peter Heslam argued that, in this context, the digital technology sector offers the best prospects for the global economy and the global poor. In a new series of short articles in this journal, he considers whether the pandemic also provides an opportunity to reconsider the purpose of business - what is business for? This is his first instalment in that series.

Click to read the full article (PDF opens in new tab). It was first published in Faith in Business Quarterly, Volume 20.4, pages 35-36.

Dr Peter S Heslam is Director of Faith in Business. He is also a senior fellow at the University of Cambridge and doctoral supervisor at the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies.

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