Wed, 29 Nov|
The Faith and Business Summit: Harnessing the Social Capital of our Nation
Harnessing the social capital of our Nation's churches
Time & Location
29 Nov 2017, 12:00
London, 250 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 4AA, UK
About the event
The National Black Women’s Network has come together with NatWest Business Banking to present the third Faith and Business Summit that brings together business owners, faith leaders and budding entrepreneurs to create new business ventures through the wealth of social capital in our nation’s churches.
According to the Cinnamon Faith Action Audit (2015), the contribution given by UK churches and other faith groups that responded was worth £235 million to the economy. Nationally they estimate this puts the value given by churches and other faith groups into their communities through social action projects to over £3 billion a year.
The Faith and Business Summit: Harnessing the Social Capital of our Nation’s Churches will be hosted in the heart of London on Thursday 29th November 2017. This event aims to look the role of the church in business; from social enterprise, fair trade, micro finance to eco-friendly companies, and evaluate and its current relevance in contemporary culture.
Facilitated by Sonia Brown MBE (NBWN) the summit will be supported by speakers from the banking, social enterprise and faith sectors including Julie Baker (Head of Enterprise, NatWest Business Banking); Bishop Wayne Malcolm, iCAN Community Church; Pastor Roy Robinson, Church of God of Prophecy; Rev Martin Wheadon, Christian Education Project; and Minister Joyce Fletcher, National Women’s Ministry Director (COGOP).
A key purpose of the Summit is to highlight how churches and other faith groups can capitalise on its untapped assets whilst coming together to serve as a template to lead on creating and running successful businesses within their local and international communities.