Although sustainability is a growing concern of business today, there has been little progress toward a sustainable future. This is because the idea of sustainability in academic and policy debates is too small and too beholden to the assumptions that have created today’s environmental and development crises. Consequently, calls for reform have neither the vision nor the authority to sustain the relationships of self, society, and environment that define human life. Reaching beyond our profession of business management to our Christian faith, we argue for a bigger idea of sustainability that orients these relationships to God.


Andrew J. Hoffman, Lloyd E. Sandeland. Brill, Worldviews: Global Religions, Culture, and Ecology, Volume 12 (2008) 129-145