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When your calendar is a moral document: A conversation with Reverend Jim Wallis

The CEO of the social-justice organization Sojourners discusses the imperative for rethinking values in the wake of the economic downturn.

January 2010

At this year’s World Economic Forum, in Davos, Switzerland, the topic of corporate ethics and personal values will take on marquee status as one of the six highlighted pillars of the 2010 meeting. Reverend Jim Wallis—author, CEO of the social-justice organization Sojourners, and Davos veteran—has helped drive the change that moved the issue of values to the core of this year’s discussions. In this video interview, Wallis reflects on the opportunity that the crisis affords for reestablishing ethics in our lives and in the marketplace. He also shares some of his Davos experiences and notes how his conversations with CEOs there about ethics in business helped set the stage for his latest book, Rediscovering Values: On Wall Street, Main Street, and Your Street—A Moral Compass for the New Economy. McKinsey Publishing’s Rik Kirkland spoke with Wallis in Washington, DC.

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When your calendar is a moral document—A conversation with Jim Wallis

The CEO of Sojourners discusses the imperative for rethinking values after the crisis.