Catholic Social Doctrine (CSD) has one overriding principle: the dignity of the human person. All that exists in creation is to promote that dignity, which was given to each of us by God. So our focus must shift from shareholder return to whatever enhances the dignity of all the people our firm deals with: employees, customers, suppliers, others in the community, and of course shareholders. And if we do that, shareholder return will increase as well.
There are three key principles of CSD that promote human dignity: