Dr Peter S Heslam focuses on the interface of business, faith and development. Although largely overlooked, he believes greater understanding of this interface will help deliver practical change that increases human and environmental well-being.
As director of Faith in Business, based in Cambridge (UK), he works particularly closely with business academics and business leaders and is an international expert on the socio-economic role of business. His academic background includes social science and theology and he holds degrees from Oxford and Cambridge. He has held academic positions at these two universities since he was on the faculty of the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity.
Peter is the recipient of several research awards and is currently a CIRIS Senior Research Associate at the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge; a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts; and an adviser to the journals Faith in Business Quarterly and the Journal of Markets and Morality.
An expert on Abraham Kuyper, his publications include Creating a Christian Worldview: Abraham Kuyper’s Lectures on Calvinism and an anthology of Kuyper’s writings on business and economics, due to appear in 2020 with Lexham Press. As director of an international research project on Christian entrepreneurs, he has interviewed scores of business leaders around the world. He convenes the Oxford and Cambridge Symposium on Enterprise, Ethics and Development (SEED) and has held visiting professorships at various universities around the world.