- May 28, 2020
Pope Francis has long praised entrepreneurs for their creativity, zeal and commitment to the projects they launch, and he has often advocated for these personalities to employ greater creativity and a joining of forces to tackle global problems such as poverty and inequality.
Ashish Gadnis is using blockchain technology to help give poor people economic identities so they can get a bank account.
Father Martin Schlag says Pope Francis’s focus on the good entrepreneur rather than the state makes him a natural ally of authentic U.S. capitalism. Schlag says the pope teaches “everyone in society has to work towards helping the poor, lifting them up — and therefore he is for the good entrepreneur, the good individual who creates work.”
Inspired by Pope Francis, Fortune 500 business leaders and leading influencers from the TIME 100 are gathering at the Vatican to consider how to create global growth that better benefits the poor. An expert at the Catholic University of America who recently attended a business conference at the Vatican believes the Grameenphone story illustrates the pope’s call for markets to include the poor.