Ethical Capitalism—Is it Possible?
We originally asked HR/Culture expert, Adri Dornbrack, to speak on Client and Vendor Relations for our Crisis Management for Kingdom Business, course. Following her heart, Adri gave a passionate and challenging discussion of “ethical capitalism,” and we decided to publish this on its own as a part of our Free Resources.
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So blessed with this Adri. Amen, am all in agreement with what you have said. The light of the Lord Jesus shines on His children as a true follower of the Lord Jesus Christ, in word and in deed, for His glory. God bless you more and hope to see and meet you one day.
Thank you Catherine! We are currently busy with a Stewardship program and hope to meet you on one of the online programs. Have a great day. Adri
Business, like governance, is thus not just making as much money as cheaply and unethically as possible! It is a stewardship responsibility with vast potential for widely positive results opposed to massively destructive approaches so often prevalent around us.
Hi Johan, thanks for the commend and yes could not agree more. Business is good but we have to make sure that we never forget our stewardship role as business owners or leaders or employees. Have a great day
Thank you so much Adri. We all need to be reminded about the fact that we are only stewards in Gods kingdom and about how God measures the bottom line of a successful business. In modern economies the all ready successful business people with access to economical opportunities grab all the opportunities as soon as they appear, meaning that people who don’t have access to the economy don’t get the chance to participate. As Christians in developing countries we must understand that we have a calling to create space for people with little access to the economy so that they too can share in economical opportunities as stewards of God.
Thank you Sister Adri! I am so blessed & encouraged by your insight, I am from India 🇮🇳, I am going to applying all your experience that you share, thank you sister.
Wow thank you your comment, it really means a lot and lets keep on encouraging each other using the Word of God as our true and ultimate life source. Have a blessed day. Adri
Good day Petrus,
I agree 100%. It terrifies me to think that we might be part or are busy creating more exclusive economies. It is our responsibility to make sure whatever we do that we include everyone in the community or country we operate within. Public practical theology is what is needed. Thanks for your comment.
Have a great day
Thank you Adri! I’m so blessed and encouraged
we are facing such a huge challenge : inequality megatrends affect clients and vendors, we have to be very careful in making any decision.
To be responsible steward is not very simple. Thank you for your insight.
Great presentation. Very helpful and enriching
Thank you for your comment. I agree it is easier said than done and for this reason we must make sure that we stay connected with like-minded individuals who are committed to change the space for the glory to God and encourage but also assist each other to understand what is required to find the joy, to love and to influence according to God’s will for us. Have a great day
A very positively challenging course. I loved the presentation. God bless you Adri
Thanks Charles and blessings to you as well.
Thanks Adri, it was an amazing inside into Ethical Capitalism. Really Blessed.
Thanks Roger appreciate. Have a great day
What a wonderful presentation. I love this, looks like a presentation directed to me. I am encouraged, challenged, and blessed. God bless you Adri.
This is the Christian code of conduct in the marketplace and the understanding of these will be the solid foundation to lunch Kingdom focus business enterprises.
Thanks Kingsley. God’s word is full of GREAT principles and I agree we need these solid foundations in our life again to benefit all. Have a great day
Thanks Manasse I a grateful for your message. This is the power of being connected with BAM and Thirdpath communities where we can encourage each other continuously. Have a great day
This rings so true for the textile industry!
It’s a sector that needs a lot of good work on ethical capitalism. So much transformation and justice can come from transforming businesses.
Thanks for your comment. This line of yours “So much transformation and justice can come from transforming businesses” is exactly where I believe we can influence the world and it is not just in the textile industry or the leaders but in all industries and all stakeholders that we can transform for the common good. Grateful to be part of it.
Business is the best way of building relationships and making people to trust you. Great insight
Have a great day
Wow! Great encouragement, thank you
Thank you Francis.
Have a great day.
Strong positive message of utilizing our influence to disciple others and fully demonstrate the love of CHRIST in all of our activities.
Good day. Thank you for your comment. I used to think that work is work and we should not mix church and work. “Keep it separate” is what I was normally told when I just entered the corporate life. It is when we realize that our relationship with God transforms ALL aspects of life, and our role as stewards can influence the world extremely positive like you correctly say. We can no longer separate the two but that EVERYTHING we do is to glorify God.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day
Thank you Adri Dornbrack for such a profound and encouraging talk. I am challenged to try to implement these principles in my business and life at the same time i am encouraged that with God I can do it!!!
Trust you are well? Thank you for the feedback. Yes together we need to encourage each other as the Church to show the world what good business is all about. Not just about profit making but also to steward the earth and our communities with the talents we receive.
Have a great day
Your presentation was filled with wisdom. I so appreciated your strong foundation and continually pointing us to the word of God on how we serve and build communities through business assignments. Thank you for teaching us how we should manage money/wealth, relationships in business, and the communities around us. Stewardship was a charge to all Father God’s given us…from family life, work life, possessions we’re blessed with, our spiritual gifts/talents, relationships, time, etc.
There was so much you’ve shared and quoted that needs to get rooted into our spirits, then put into practice. To whom much is given, much is expected….so humbling.
We are in the midst of starting a SME in S. Asia. Lived overseas for 13 years and have seen lots of corruption/brokenness(involving money) in developing countries in so many spheres of society (school systems, hospitals, NGOs, etc.). We are in need of Godly wisdom to help grow mindsets that are in line with God’s heart.
This is such a great resource to be checking in on our businesses and plans to make sure we are ethical in our work, business and life. Thank you for the wisdom shared!