Check out this excellent article, originally published in the Fall 2012 issue of Network Magazine.
The author does a good job outlining the benefits and opportunity derived from using business as an opportunity for sustainable development, encouraging fair trade and business practices, and for developing relationships. Particularly interesting is the dialogue about the intersection of business as mission.
Pursuing business is not, as one might think, necessarily antithetical to working out one’s faith in action in the pursuit of justice and the alleviation of poverty. Commerce, as with all good things, has the potential to be used for evil: greed, corruption, exploitation. But a redeemed and intentional use of commerce, guided by a Christ-centered framework, has enormous potential for good, transformative change.