Gawain de Leeuw

II New York

For thirty years, I studied the impact of governance in economic firms, especially effective coordination in volunteer organizations. I worked at one of the country's major Community Reinvestment Banks to adapt financial products to underserved neighborhoods. I have been involved in the intersection of socially responsible investment and environmental stewardship, and worked with investment teams in modest sized institutions. In 2019 I published The Body of Christ in a Market Economy, a biblical and theological study about the impact of governance in economic institutions, especially churches. I seek to offer some foundations for understanding the choices the church makes as an ordered institution in market networks. I show that emotional competence is an important skill that has an impact in firms, and that the church has a role in sharpening it through formation. I now serve as a Trustee in the Diocese of NY.