The Church of England fails to convince on CSR

City workers think there is too big a divide between rich and poor. This is one of the apparently contradictory findings in a report issued on 7 November by the St Paul’s Institute – the cathedral’s thinktank – following a survey of 515 City workers.

And the week before, the Bishop of London Richard Chartres asked former investment banker and committed Anglican Ken Costa to ‘start a dialogue’ on ethical capitalism.

These announcements suggest the Church of England is trying to move on from the embarrassment caused by three resignations at St Paul’s and show the Occupy protesters that it is taking their concerns seriously.
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