Laudato si’: Cooperating with the Creator

God entrusted this dynamic, though fragile, planet Earth to humanity. Pope Francis explains that He “wishes to work with us” on our journey, as we explore the “meaning and mysterious beauty of what is unfolding.” While each of us has his or her own gifts to work with, we must decide how to employ them – either positively or negatively – in the management of our common home for future generations.

“Creating a world in need of development, God in some way sought to limit himself in such a way that many of the things we think of as evils, dangers or sources of suffering, are in reality part of the pains of childbirth which he uses to draw us into the act of cooperation with the Creator.” (79)

In many ways, this speaks to the spirit of CBIS’ mission which ultimately strives to work for the common good in cooperation with God. While humanity will continue to grow and develop as God intended, our efforts have focused on moving companies to adopt business practices that reflect the vision his Holiness intended with Laudato si’. CBIS views this as a key aspect of our responsibility to be good stewards of the planet – reflected in both our screening and direct engagement efforts.

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