“Preparing the future, building a sustainable, inclusive, regenerative economy"
Lateran Palace, 12 January 2022
Preparing the future, building a sustainable, inclusive, regenerative economy" is the title of the meeting promoted by the Vatican COVID-19 Commission of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development and the Deloitte Network, to be held on 12 January 2022 in the Conciliation Hall of the Lateran Palace.
Faced with the global challenge of the pandemic, which has highlighted the inadequacy of the current economic and social systems, capable of ensuring a high level of economic and technological development but responsible for growing injustices and inequalities among the countries of the world and among communities and individuals, the event is intended as a practical response to Pope Francis' invitation to "prepare the future", through the tools of science and by using imagination, "to overcome the challenge before us" (Audience with the Vatican Commission for COVID-19, February 2021).
The event is therefore proposed as an ideal space for reflection and discussion on the socio-economic and cultural challenges of the future, and aspires to draw up guidelines for addressing them. Together with Cardinal Michael Czerny, S.J., acting Prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, Sr. Alessandra Smerilli, FMA, acting Secretary of the Dicastery, and Fr. Fabio Baggio, CS, under-secretary of the Migrants and Refugees Section of the Dicastery, the following will participate in the event as speakers: Mr. Punit Renjen, CEO of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, Cardinal Michael Czerny, S.J., acting Prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, Mr. Punit Renjen, CEO of Deloitte Global; Professor Jiang Bo-Kui, senior researcher at the Taihe Institute; Baroness Minouche Shafik, director of the London School of Economics; Mr. Richard Houston, CEO of Deloitte North-South Europe; and Professor Stefano Zamagni, president of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences.
The meeting, which is not open to the public, will be held in mixed mode, in person and via Zoom, and will begin at 16.00.
At the end of the meeting the String Orchestra of the Santa Cecilia Conservatory, conducted by Maestro Michelangelo Galeati, will perform some classical music pieces, accompanying the tenor Francesco Grollo.