Archbishop of Westminster: Bankers should aspire to be like Olympic heroes

While the front pages of our newspapers have been dominated the Olympics and Paralympics, the business pages continue to reflect the human and economic costs of a business ethos that culminated in the financial crisis and subsequent loss of trust in banking and business.

Four years or more after the crisis broke, we are still talking of the lessons to be learnt ”“ but not much nearer identifying what exactly they are, let alone applying them.

I was encouraged by several prominent business leaders to explore whether the Church was able to provide a forum for further reflection on this situation, so we could together move on.

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