Business as a force for good - new West Midlands Network for the Christian business leaders
20 November 2018 by Cara Butowski

Business as a force for good - new West Midlands Network for the Christian business leaders

The Bishop of Birmingham and Christian Aid are inviting Christian business leaders from across the West Midlands to join them to explore how they can develop more values based businesses which have human flourishing and care for creation at it’s heart. This event, on 26th November will mark the launch of a new Christian business network in the West Midlands, Salt.

Christian Aid is working to eradicate poverty across the world, and is coming up with some innovative ways to do just that.They are inviting business leaders to work with them, and with each other, in this ambition.Samuel Williams, Christian Aid UK Salt Network Manager said “There is widespread acknowledgement that a world without poverty cannot be achieved without the support of national and international businesses committed to responsible business and investment practices. Business plays an essential role in job creation, technological innovation and economic development.” The new Salt Business Network is open to anyone who owns a business, or is in a position of influence within a commercial organisation.It is for leaders who want to learn together and support each other in making practical changes in their own business operations, as well as joining their voice with others to campaign for issues that affect the world’s poor; and to do this through the lens of faith.

Bishop David, who worked in commercial management before joining the priesthood said “the good news of Jesus Christ is one of healing, acceptance and reconciliation; however it is also a call to a radical and transformational way of being which, for those who follow this way, challenges the very decisions and actions we make in the world, including the way we operate within the marketplace”.

The new West Midlands Salt Network hub will bring the number of regional Salt networks to six across the UK, with the first international hub planned for next year.Mr Williams continued “We are here to work together, united in the belief that poverty in all its forms is an outrage and that business done well can not only generate profit but can make a real positive change in the lives and communities of those in greatest need”.

There is an open invitation to the West Midlands Salt Network launch event which is on 26th November, 18:30- 20:00 at Chaplaincy Plus, One Colmore Row, Birmingham, B3 2BJ. For more details and to register visit the website or email salt@christian-aid.org