Joy Anderson, president and founder of Criterion Ventures, will give a keynote presentation focusing on church as an economic being to the Colorado Capital Congress, at 6 p.m., Nov. 1 at Regis University’s St. Peter Claver Hall.
The Colorado Capital Congress, a citizen-led public forum on increasing available money for Colorado businesses for new job creations, is hosted by the Regis University Institute for the Common Good (ICG) and the John J. Sullivan Chair for Free Enterprise of Regis University.
Anderson will discuss the assets held by churches and the percentage of the U.S. population that belongs to congregations and their impact on U.S. markets, systems of finance and the fabric of the U.S. economy. In this time of economic recession, Anderson asserts that church holds the potential to become more intensively engaged in addressing the need for food, clothing and shelter for millions of people. In her talk, Anderson will discuss the movement she sees building within church to live out its economic role justly and share the concrete examples of how churches are helping to build a new economy.
At Criterion Ventures, Anderson leads a think tank on shaping markets to create social and environmental good. Through its Structure Lab, she has helped more than 300 organizations reshape their legal and financial structures to better achieve their missions. She was ranked 51st in Fast Company’s annual 100 Most Creative People in Business for 2011. Anderson holds a doctorate in American History from New York University.
The event is free and open to the public, however seating is limited. RSVP to Karl Dakin, executive chair of the Sullivan Chair for Free Enterprise, at Kdakin@regis.edu.
The Colorado Capital Congress is open to the public and every citizen of Colorado is invited to join as a Representative. The ICG serves the community at-large by promoting the common good and providing a safe and effective space for community dialogue, communal discernment, and public deliberation. The Institute seeks to facilitate dialogue aimed at developing strategies to resolve important community issues.