The Challenge and Opportunity of Global Business

Business for the Common Good 2020

Business is the greatest tool to alleviate the world’s poverty. But doing business globally, especially in rapidly changing markets, can be challenging. What are the best models for partnering with African business leaders? When done well, can business bring the good news to Eastern Europe? Is it wise, or even feasible, to do business in a country like Venezuela in the midst of hyperinflation? Is there a way to bring hope through business in times of deep economic crisis? This session offers a vision for global investment and best practices for partnering with entrepreneurs around the world.

With more than six hours of expert teaching from industry leaders, Business for the Common Good On-Demand is valued at more than $250. To help others experience the gospel in business, please consider a tax-deductible donation to Denver Institute for Faith & Work. We are grateful  for your financial support.

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Presenters

Emanuel Bistrian

European American Investment Group

Emanuel Bistrian is the Founder of European American Investment Group (EAIG) and Founder and CEO of Westfield Development. EAIG is a real estate investment fund in Romania and Westfield Development is an innovative real estate development in Romania. Westfield is revolutionizing the real estate market by merging the comfort of a US suburb with the strong sense of community found in most European cities and it was awarded the "Best New Concept in Romania for 2018". Emanuel is also the President of GiveFirst Foundation which aims to catalyze a strategic generosity movement in Romania and become a source of inspiration to business leaders looking to merge faith and work. Additionally, he serves on multiple boards promoting generosity in Europe. Prior to his work in Romania, Emanuel owned a construction company and invested in real estate in Dallas, TX. This experience proved to be very valuable in real estate development. Emanuel is passionate about innovation and product design. He and his wife Bianca live in Cluj, Romania with their 4 children.

Richard Lackey

World Food Bank

Richard Lackey is the Chairman & CEO of the World Food Bank, which he founded in 2015 as a sustainable solution to hunger and food security issues across the globe. Richard is a career entrepreneur with 30 years of leadership experience in the trading and securities industry, having founded and led companies that were sold to Goldman Sachs and eTrade, serving as the managing director for five successful private funds, and authoring three books on technical analysis and market analysis.

Jesus Sampedro

Global Leadership Consulting

Dr. Jesus Sampedro is founder and president of Global Leadership Consulting, a leadership training, coaching, and consulting firm. He speaks around the world on the integration of leadership, management, and spirituality related topics. He is a certified and licensed leadership coach-trainer at Lifeforming Leadership Coaching (USA) for Latin America. Jesus has authored and co-authored various books, including the recent marketplace devotional Inspiracion para Liderar (2019), LIDER Exceptional COACH Transformacional (2019), New Thinking on Leadership (2013, Kohan-Page, UK), Visionary Leadership (2013), A Leadership Framework for Transformation (2008), and Character: The Leader's Key Performance Indicator (2011). Jesus has taught leadership and business at Regent University, Mid America Christian University - MACU (USA), IESA, and UC (Venezuela). He was also a director at the Carabobo State's Executive Chamber. Jesus is part of the Christian Business and Marketplace Connection ministry (CBMC International) and serves as chairman of the Latin American ExCom. He is a founding member of the WEA Council for Business & Theology. He serves as assistant pastor at "Iglesia Comunidades Cristianas de Venezuela." Jesus holds a doctorate in strategic leadership (DSL) and an MBA from Regent University (USA). He is married to Gaby, a worship leader and an award-winning Christian singer. They have two girls and live in Venezuela.

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On Friday, January 31, Denver Institute for Faith & Work hosted more than 300 guests from across the nation at “Business for the Common Good,” a one-day event for business leaders passionate about professional excellence and using their gifts and resources for lasting impact.

With more than six hours of expert teaching from industry leaders, Business for the Common Good On-Demand is valued at more than $250. To help others experience the gospel in business, please consider a tax-deductible donation to Denver Institute for Faith & Work. We are grateful  for your financial support.

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