Transforming Business analyzes and catalyzes the contribution of Christianity and entrepreneurship to human and environmental well-being. Its focus is on enterprise solutions to poverty.
We are interested in practical solutions – “what works?”
In finding answers to this question, we pay particular attention to the role of faith in building social capital – the institutional, relational, moral and spiritual aspects of society.
Social scientists increasingly agree that social capital is fundamental to business success, economic development and well-being, and that Christianity is one of its key contributors.
Through innovative research and instruction we aim to channel the rising concern about global poverty in fresh directions that will deliver tangible improvement and genuine opportunities for people in poverty, based on a biblical, holistic approach to what it means to be human.
We use robust, creative, and multi-disciplinary thinking, along with practical models and case studies, to discover and disseminate the most effective means by which Christian faith integrates with enterprise to provide sustainable routes out of poverty.
Located at a major research university with an international reputation for excellence, the project is global in its research and outreach. It has particularly strong links with business schools but works in an inter-disciplinary way across a number of disciplines. It also enjoys close relations with the real world of business, both locally and globally.