COP26 and the Climate Emergency: My Christian Response
Val King recounts her personal journey after handing over her business to a trust of 70 employees. Convinced that peaceful protest is the imperative in the current crisis, she joined the COP26 Camino and faced possible imprisonment. She draws attention to the persistent investment by large companies and churches in fossil fuels, and argues such protests are essential because only government intervention can bring about real change.
Click to read the full article (PDF opens in new tab). It was first published in Faith in Business Quarterly, Volume 21.4, pages 5-9.
Val is former owner and MD of the Rooflight Company, a manufacturing business with 70 employees based in the Cotswolds. She and her husband Peter sold a majority shareholding to employees in March 2019 and she is a Trustee of the Employee Ownership Trust. Val now runs BFG (Business as a Force for Good) Associates, advising business owners on the transition from private to employee ownership. Having grown up in a Roman Catholic family, Val sees herself as Christian first and foremost and enjoys exploring aspects of other faiths.