CIB: Business

Port of Seattle

Business can influence more lives — for good or for ill — than any other profession in the world. While the vast majority of businesspeople set out each day to make a positive difference in the world, they can struggle amid the forces that dampen the spirit, the imagination, and the commitment to serve.

At the Center for Integrity in Business, we want to see you and other business leaders embrace business as vital kingdom work. We imagine leaders who shape businesses that operate with a high and holistic view of integrity, and aim to do good in the world. And to equip you to lead with integrity, we create practical tools, transformative resources, and empowering networks.

We believe you and other businesspeople benefit from:

  • Perspectives and ideas that demonstrate how business can be meaningful, and how it can impact the world for good.
  • Practical tools and resources that help you integrate new ideas and time-tested values into the fabric of your organization.
  • Learning communities that offer feedback, challenge, encouragement, and lifegiving connection.

C. William Pollard
School of Business, Government, and Economics Executive in Residence Al Erisman interviews Bill Pollard, chair of Fairwyn Investment Company, and former chair and CEO of ServiceMaster.

Past Conversations

Brian Bauer
Product development estimating manager for Boeing Commercial Airplanes

John Keatley
Seattle-based celebrity portrait photographer

Steve Reinemund
Dean of Wake Forest University's two business schools

Kendra VanderMeulen
President of the National Christian Foundation Seattle

Christian Kar
President of Fulcrum Coffee

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Work and Faith Collection

Explore this extensive collection of books and resources exploring topics of Christian faith and work, economics, and business.


Business Parables

Rev. Dr. Bruce Baker, SPU associate professor of business ethics, knit together biblical wisdom and business insights in a one-year series of weekly meditations on Scripture. Read his "Business Parables” on the CIB blog.

“Knowing what is right and doing it are the essentials of what is integrity. In the absence thereof, a business will fail to perform its responsibilities to the societies in which it operates. The Center for Integrity in Business at Seattle Pacific University plays an important role in encouraging the business firm and its leaders to fulfill their responsibilities.”
C. William Pollard
Chair, Fairwyn Investment Company; Former Chair and CEO, ServiceMaster