HomeJournal of Management for Global Sustainabilityvol. 1 no. 1 (2013)

The Economy of Communion Model A Spirituality-Based View of Global Sustainability and its Application to Management Education

Katherine J. Lopez | Zaida L. Martínez | Linda B. Specht



This paper describes recent concerns with management education and offers the Economy of Communion (EoC) Model as an example that may be used in management education programs to illustrate a spirituality-based approach to sustainability. With its foundation in Catholic social teaching, the EoC model gives priority to the development of relationships among internal and external stakeholders, with profits regarded as an outcome of sustainable practices that respect both people and planet.