The Vocation of the Business Leader: A Reflection, initially published by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace (which merged into the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, since August 2016), is a 32-page vademecum addressed to entrepreneurs and business leaders, in their daily commitment to integrating faith and work, and to professors in their formative moments in schools and universities.
The publication the Vocation of the Business Leader has its origin in the international seminar “Caritas in Veritate: The logic of Gift and the Meaning of Business”, held in Rome, from 24 to 26 February 2011, in the presence of entrepreneurs and scholars (with key input by the University of St. Thomas). On that occasion, the participants in the seminar decided to draw up a guide, intended for entrepreneurs as well as business teachers, which would highlight the important role of the vocation for the entrepreneur in the context of the current globalized economy, as well as the contribution of the fundamental principles of the Social Doctrine of the Church to the organization of modern business activities.
The Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development has re-published it in a 5th edition that presents some of the teachings of Pope Francis that are particularly relevant to business, especially in Laudato Si’. The 5th edition text is available in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese.