Alfredo Sfeir-Younis

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"Alfredo Sfeir-Younis Ph.D. is Senior Adviser to the Managing Directors Office of the World Bank. He has also served as Special Representative of the World Bank to the United Nations and the World Trade Organization. He was Director of the World Conference on Environmentally Sustainable Development, representing the World Bank. Earlier in his career he served as President of the School of Economics at the University of Chile. He publishes articles and lectures internationally on spirituality and global issues. His many areas of expertise include; human rights, economic and sustainable development, macroeconomics and global policy, and poverty eradication. His major interest is in spiritual economics, business and entrepreneurship, human values in economics, finance and sustainable development. He is currently involved in developing a new paradigm based on the non-material and spiritual dimensions of economic and social development. He is particularly interested in developing approaches that include the spiritual dimension of sustainable development, the role that human values play in national and global policy, and the elements that enliven the soul of business. He has received numerous awards including Lifetime Ambassador of Peace, World Healer Award, and Social Corporate Responsibility Award."[1]

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  1. Advisory Board, Kosmos Journal, accessed December 16, 2011.
  2. Committee on Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns (NY) Council, organizational web page, accessed May 4, 2012.