Dr. Caren Rodrigues, Assistant Professor at St Joseph’s Institute of Management (SJIM), Bangalore, has been selected as a delegate to the global summit Economy of Francesco commissioned by Pope Francis. The Economy of Francesco is a one-time, international, council- style event to address the challenges of current economic models, starting from the thoughts of young experts. The aim of the event is to create and promote a "common covenant", a new global economic model, which has concern for the environment, the dignity of workers, and justice for the poor.
The invitation to participate came directly from Pope Francis addressed to young people in two categories: researchers in economics and related disciplines, and experts in business. Dr. Caren is selected in the researcher category. Participation in the researcher category is based on merit and thousands of applications from over 120 countries and many religions were evaluated by an expert committee. Her proposal was selected to be presented as one of the twelve best proposals that would help the world move forward through the Economy of Francesco, and will be promoted to national governments, international agencies and organizations. Dr. Caren proposes a new HRM paradigm that can serve as a gift to employees while creating economic value for organizations.