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General Treasurer


  1. Transparent reporting.

  2. Reporting systems.

  3. Self-control and managerial responsibility.


P. Lider Justiniano Flores (BOL), answers two cornerstone questions of the SDB Change Congress: when thinking about the economy of the Salesian Congregation, what are the challenges you see for the future? Fighting corruption is an important goal for the Congregation, do you agree? What do you think the Economer General needs to do to improve things? Watch the video for the answer.


At the SDB Change Congress we will be addressing workers' rights and wage equity. There are several aspects that make it very important to ensure that all communities and provincial works operate according to the laws governing labor and employment. Another fundamental point is fair payment. A fair wage can only be achieved if it reflects the job, the employee's situation, and the environment. The Provincial Economer, according to the Province's guidelines, should see that the demand for a fair wage has been made in all parts of the Province.

This is our chance, our challenge.



At the SDB Change Congress we will address the topic of corruption prevention. Corruption not only damages development in many countries and organizations, but also has devastating psychological effects. So governments, companies, Non-Governmental Organizations and citizens are called to do everything in their power to stop it. Therefore, it is clear that institutions of consecrated life must do more.

All Salesians and especially the Bursar, must try to avoid any form of corruption. The Provincial Economer must be aware that corruption prevention is based on two kinds of behavior: on the one hand, it means preventing a member of the Province from being bribed, using his or her position in order to obtain a private benefit for himself or herself or someone close to him or her. On the other hand, it also means preventing a member

of the province from attempting to create or arrange for an abuse of power.

This is our chance, our challenge.


Fr Luis Fernando Valencia Mosquera COM Inspector, answers two key questions of the SDB Change Congress: regarding the economy of the Salesian Congregation, what are the challenges you see for the future? Fighting corruption is an important goal for the Congregation. What do you think should the Economer General do to improve things? Watch the video to hear his reflections on these issues.


In the last few years, questions about the work of believers, on religious or reception structures, on agreements and relationships with public institutions have grown. The criticisms are of different nature and intentions. In general, they express concerns and doubts about the work of some individuals and Catholic structures that are not always inspired by the evangelical criteria of the common good, justice, peace and protection of the least.

Pope Francis had the courage to denounce the scourge of #corruption, to introduce some reforms in the Apostolic See, but not all Italian Catholic pastors and lay people are ready to do the same. Perhaps we still do not reflect enough on social, economic and political ethics, on the relationship with money and power and on the fact that the #Gospel (Lk 16, 13) has not changed at all: "No servant can serve two masters, because or he will hate the 'either he will love the other, or he will become attached to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth ”. Because of this reason at that the SDB Change Congress will examine this issue that is not sufficiently discussed and the respective #preventions to be implemented.


At the SDB Change Congress we will reflect on the #issue of the fight against #corruption, through the use of different methods of prevention and control systems.


Corruption degrades the dignity of the person and shatters all good and beautiful ideals. The whole of society is called to make a concrete commitment to fight the cancer of corruption which, with the illusion of quick and easy earnings, actually impoverishes everyone ", it is therefore necessary that "those who have material, political and spiritual power do not let corruption dominate."


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At the SDB Change Congress we will discuss socially responsible investing. SRI are investments, not charitable instruments that must, therefore, provide a positive return. Today, mindful use of SRI tools provides a reasonable degree of certainty about the exclusion of the "worst" companies. The more widespread the SRI approach is - the more likely companies will be to adopt "socially responsible" practices. SRI features involve selecting so-called investable companies on the basis of the ESG (environment, social, governance) criterion, which evaluates the performance of a company according to the following values: respect for the environment, respect for the rights of employees, suppliers, customers, minority shareholders, creditors. There are two types of selection criteria:

1) Exclusion criterion: according to which all companies that do not operate in economic sectors deemed inconsistent with the investor's ethical values (gambling, heavy weapons, etc.) are excluded.

2) Best in class criterion: according to which there is a tendency to admit less controversial sectors but the "investable" companies in these sectors are selected according to the criteria of environmental protection, customer relations and corporate transparency.




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How to reduce waste

The current situation

In 2016, we generated over 2.01 billion tonnes of waste, but with global population growth and urbanization, 3.4 billion tonnes of waste are projected to generate by 2050. Without urgent action, by 2050 i global waste will increase by 70 percent from current levels. Plastics are particularly problematic. If plastic waste is not collected and managed correctly, it will contaminate and ill waterways and ecosystems for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. In 2016, the world generated 242 million tons of plastic waste, or 12% of all solid waste.

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