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European SPES 2024 Conference

    The 20th Anniversary Conference of European SPES entitled “Spirituality & Business in the Anthropocene Era” was held at the Corvinus University of Budapest in June 20-22, 2024 in Budapest Hungary.

    Co-organizing partners of the conference included the Free University of Amsterdam – Faculty of Religion and Theology; Neyenrode Business University; the UNESCO Chair towards a Culture of Economic Peace, Grenoble School of Management; ABBS School of Management, Bangalore; S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai; and the Macau Ricci Institute of the University of St. Joseph, Macau.

    Sponsors of the conference included the Corvinus University of Budapest, the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung – Hungary, and UCSIA – St. Ignatius University Centre, Antwerp.

    Keynote lectures included

    Andras Ocsai and Laszlo Zsolnai (Corvinus University of Budapest): The Economics of Pope Francis & The Economy of Francesco

    Stephan Rothlin, SJ (The Macau Ricci Institute, St. Joseph University, Macau): The Shift of Dialoguing with China: Sustainable Competitiveness

    Peter Rona (University of Oxford): Homo Curator: Towards the Ethics of Consumption

    Surya Tahora & Jagdish Rattanani (SP Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai, India): An approach to embedding Indian spiritual traditions in a business school curriculum

    Laurent Ledoux and Moses Garelik (UniOne Foundation, Brussels, Belgium): UniOne Centers: Leadership & Spirituality in Practice

    65 scholars and practitioners participated in the conference from Europe, Asia, and the USA.