Religion and the environment may seem like an odd couple but researchers, congregations and companies are all beginning to look through this lens for new ideas. For companies and investors, the Pope’s call for all people to do their part to tackle climate change could mean a new segment of consumers with an appetite for sustainable products and services. It’s the first time that a papal encyclical has ever been written just on the environment. Catholic schools, seminaries and universities will be expected to teach to the encyclical, which could drive a widespread elevation of environmental moral teachings. It would seem this is a good time to examine our own choices about how and what we are going to commit to doing routinely to positively impact our environment. You can find more information on the Pope’s encyclical in this month’s Top Story.
- Lisa James.