Annual General Meeting of the Swiss Association of Christian Entrepreneurs (VCU) International Meeting UNIAPAC. 1 to 4 may Zurich, Switzerland

Annual General Meeting of the Swiss Association of Christian Entrepreneurs. May 2014

World Congress Lyon 2012

UNIAPAC - World Congress 2015 30 Sep -2 Oct 2015 Belo Horizonte - Brazil

XXV Uniapac World Congress; in Belo Horizonte;

XXV Uniapac World Congress In Belo Horizonte

XXV Uniapac World Congress In Belo Horizonte

International Conference: "Business Leaders as agents of economic and social inclusion"


UNIAPAC in Brief


UNIAPAC is a federation of associations, an international meeting place for Christian Business Leaders. Its full name is the “International Christian Union of Business Executives”. Originally created in 1931 in Europe, it is an international non-profit association headquartered in Paris.

UNIAPAC gathers today Christian Business Leaders Associations in 38 countries in Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia. UNIAPAC represents 16.000 very active business executives around the world, working in various leading sectors of the world economy. It is an oecumenical organization.


Inspired by the Christian Social Thought, its goal is to promote amongst business leaders the vision and implementation of an economy serving the human person and the Common Good of humanity at large.

Uniapac work on CSR

In 2008, UNIAPAC International released the document “The Profit of Values” which promoted the organization’s vision on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) focused on the human person.

Ethics, Common Good & Sustainability

UNIAPAC aims to contribute to public debates on contemporary social issues triggered by new technological advances and economic growth at global level as a means to focus on the crucial need to show the utmost respect to man in all circumstances and to promote amongst business leaders an economy that serves people and the common good.

Inter-faith Dialogue

In the Dialogue of Religions and Cultures, UNIAPAC has a position strongly inspired by the words of John Paul II: "From the point of view of faith and charity, going towards the other cannot be limited to communicate to him what we understood from the Lord, but it is actually also to receive from him the good that he has been given to discover."
Hence UNIAPAC has encouraged many initiatives to open a space of dialogue with the Muslim world, in many countries, mainly Lebanon, Italy, Germany, France, Morocco, Ivory Coast etc...  



Session 6: “The need of forthright and honest debate”, Uniapac international conference in Rome on “Business leaders as Agents of Economic and social Inclusion”, 17 & 18 November 2016


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Christian Management Education

Uniapac project on “Christian Management Education” (CME) consists of a wide international inquiry on the need to form the business leaders on the main principles of the Christian Social Thinking, which do allow them for  better management decisions in their specific mission of  contributing to a qualified social - economic development, based on the centrality of the human person.  This inquiry tries to collect a series of exemplary experiences to be released to business organizations, companies and the academic world.  The CME project is aimed at all business leaders, since their entry into the enterprise and along with their gradually increasing responsibilities. 

Business leaders as agents of Economic and Social Inclusion

About the Conference 

Pope Francis in his apostolic exhortation Evangelii Gaudium and reiterated and reinforced in his Encyclical Letter Laudato Si, demands that all economic policies ought to be shaped by the dignity of each human person and the pursuit of the common good. Celebrating the Extraordinary Year of Mercy established by Pope Francis, this conference will give the opportunity to the business leaders for:

  • reflecting on better ways to create a working environment based on the principles of the Christian social though, including solidarity, subsidiarity and the pursuit of the Common Good.
  • finding ways to unlock new sources of productive employment and translate economic growth into broad-based progress in living standards and a more widely shared prosperity.
  • developing strategies, identifying best practices, forming partnerships and laying the foundation for catalyzing public sector, civil society and business community to better serve the poor and vulnerable

History

The very oldest national federations of Catholic employers were those formed in :
• The Netherlands, 1915
• Belgium, 1921
• France, 1926

Several of the leaders of these national federations have played a role in the Catholic Church's Social Doctrine, such as Léon Harmel who led his family's textile firm in the North of France (Val des Bois). He influenced Leo XIII in the encyclical Rerum Novarum.

Process of beatification for Enrique Shaw

Buenos Aires, Argentina, Aug 3, 2015 CNA/EWTN News.

Pope Francis’ desire to see the late Argentine businessman Enrique Shaw raised to the altars could be close to fruition, according to the postulator of Shaw's cause for beatification.

Uniapac International Newsletter

UNIAPAC Newsletter Jan March 2017


Uniapac Europe Newsletter

UNIAPAC Newsletter N°1




Next Uniapac International Board Meeting 
Saturday July 1st 2017, in Buenos Aires (Argentina)


CONFERENCES & IMPORTANT EVENTS



On March 14th, 2015, Conference hosted by the Belgian association ADIC on "Rethinking the enterprise with and for the next generations". 

Saturday 14 March, 2015 – Brussels



On December 13, the new Ucid Board was received by Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State...


Next Uniapac Latin American Board Meeting 

Saturday July 1st 2017,  in Buenos Aires (Argentina)


WORKSHOP on the Uniapac CSR Protocol

Wednesday May 4th 2016, in Monterrey (Mexico).


XIII Symposium CELAM-UNIAPAC in Monterrey, México. Meeting for dialogue between businessmen and bishops. The theme is “the company, a peace actor”

Thursday May 5th 2016,  in Monterrey (Mexico).


Conference co-organized by UNIAPAC and the Pontifical Council of Justice & Peace on“The Business Leaders as agents of economic and social inclusion”, held on 17 & 18 November 2016 in the Vatican City in the new Synod Hall. Business leaders gathered in the Vatican City to commit for a more inclusive economy. Download the program



Conference on Christian Management Education (CME) held in Madrid, on November 26, 2015 , co-organized by the Spanish Uniapac association ASE, CEU  (San Pablo University), KAS and UNIAPAC.

The Spanish Member Association ASE (Acción Social Empresarial) with the support of KAS and Uniapac has organized a Conference on CME in Madrid on  November 26, 2015. It was the occasion to present initiatives and actions done by UNIAPAC Business Leaders to train and support Business Leaders.





BOARD


Last Uniapac Africa Board Meeting 
Saturday November 19th 2016,  in Rome (Italy)


WORKSHOP organized by UNIAPAC Africa entitled "Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility and sustainable development in Africa" to be held on 2 April 2016 in Abidjan Ivory Coast. This event complements the “Think Tank´” held in Praia in Cape Verde in April 2015 whose theme was "Africa and Sustainable Development".

During this event will be discussed important issues with the presence of involving entrepreneurs and people with experiences in different economic areas from different regions and countries.