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New Asia-Wide Partnership Announced in Singapore

28 Jun, 2024

Immediate Release: Singapore, June 28, 2024

Consulus’s DialogueCORE strengthens faith-fluency approach, launches new partnership with Religious Freedom & Business Foundation

DialogueCORE recently unveiled a new partnership with the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation (RFBF) during Shape the World Summit 2024 last 21 June at Changi Jewel, Singapore in front of more than 200 Changemakers from around the world. 

Helmed by Dr. Farha Iman, Global Head of DialogueCORE, together with Dr. Brian Grim, President and Founder of RFBF, announced that this newly minted collaboration aims “to provide solutions at a larger platform and cover countries and regions from East to West” using faith-fluency and intercultural dialogue. 

Founded in 2014, RFBF is an organization focused on “educating the global business community, policymakers, non-government organizations and consumers about the positive power faith — and religious freedom for all — has on business and the economy.”

“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to combine efforts with the team at DialogueCORE and Consulus to promote workplace cultures where people of all faiths and beliefs are valued and belong,” said Dr. Grim. “I’m looking forward […] to help companies across Asia also showcase how their religiously inclusive workplaces benefit their bottom lines through increased retention and recruitment as well as foster stronger, more innovative teams.”

To date, RFBF has worked with leading corporations using the global Religious Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (REDI) Index, a benchmarking measure for evaluating an organization’s dedication to incorporating religion and belief into its broader diversity initiatives. These companies include Google, Accenture, DELL, Equinix, Intel, Salesforce, Rolls-Royce, Baringa, KPMG, American Express, Bosch, ServiceNow, American Airlines, Citigroup, and more. 

According to Dr. Iman, this partnership holds “great potential” since “the idea of bringing faith in business needs different levels of functioning, diverse understanding, and variety of expertise.”

“Together we will be able to bring holistic change in the business culture which will automatically bring stability and profitability in the world economy. Along with the employee’s wellness, we will be able to help businesses to develop products and services in such a way that it values and respects people of faith and faith of people,” she said. 

About DialogueCORE

DialogueCORE is a specialized practice of Consulus which integrates faith fluency in business to unlock new avenues for internal sustainable cooperation and external business expansions. It focuses on interfaith and intercultural dialogue to foster unity and profitability. 

About Shape the World Summit

The Shape the World Conference (STWC), now known as the Shape the World Summit (STWS), was started by Consulus in 2005 with a simple mission: to get Changemakers to rethink their purpose and make a difference in shaping a better world. Since then, more than 5,800 leaders have attended the STWS, which has been held in countries such as Bangladesh, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, and Malaysia. Over the years, the event has featured various themes, including “Designing Sustainable and Smart Cities,” “Designing a More Equitable Economic System,” and “Future Resilience by Sustainability: Building Sustainable Movements While Navigating a New World of AI and Data.”

About Consulus

Consulus is a global creative change firm serving persons, companies, and cities in their transfiguration for an Economy of Communion. Consulus believes that purpose and unity are essential for innovation and inclusive growth. Since 2004, Consulus has implemented systemic innovation solutions with multidisciplinary business and design capabilities throughout the Americas, Africa, Asia, and Europe. With a presence in 23 nations globally, Consulus believes in shaping an inclusive socio-economic system and is a member of the Economy of Communion (EoC) network.