WHITE PAPER PROMPTS
A) SPOTLIGHT TOPICS FOR 2021
The CEF 2021 theme is “Together.” What business opportunity, project, or area of passion you are working on in collaboration with others to advance a God-inspired solution?
We’ve all been through an unprecedented year. What are your greatest lessons from 2020 that will shape your direction in the future?
The world is viewing the events of 2020 as an opportunity for a “great reset.” What opportunities do you see from a Christian perspective for reimagining the future?
What trends or “grey swan” events do you see threatening our future and how can we be prepared?
B) SPOTLIGHT REGIONS FOR 2021
CEF Members are deeply involved in advancing God-inspired solutions across many regions and countries. Three specific examples are:
Malawi – We have an open door to offer insights and recommendations for the economic development of Malawi.
Middle East – Members have been involved in peace efforts in Israel and Palestine with a focus on investment and economic integration.
Nepal – Members are involved in providing humanitarian solutions as well as business investment and employment opportunity development..
If there is a nation or region where you have passion or experience for delivering God-inspired solutions? We welcome your experience, research, or knowledge as the basis of your white paper.
C) OTHER ISSUES AND OPPORTUNITIES
Is there an issue or idea you feel called to explore? Some inspiration from past topics members have contributed towards are:
- Technology, AI ethics, and privacy
- Clean energy and environmental stewardship
- Economic solutions in developing nations
- Food security and agriculture
- Minority investment access
- Workplace culture
- Investing (minority access, seed, venture, growth, impact)
- Affordable housing
- Education access
- Healthcare access
- Mental health
- Business scaling and growth
- Trends and economic threats on your radar
- Freedom of religion, economics, and speech
- Media, art, entertainment, and culture
“ Reading makes a man full.
Speaking makes a man ready.
Writing makes a man exact.”
(quote has been modernized)
THE PURPOSE OF WHITE PAPERS
CEF white papers are an effort to apply biblical principles to the greatest challenges and opportunities facing our world and learn from the collective wisdom of the CEF community. They also provide an effective way to learn about and connect with others who have similar callings and interests.
A white paper can also be an opportunity to capture some of your life experiences that can be invaluable in the growth and/or succession process of your organization, or in the transfer of wisdom to your heirs and others.
The content and panels of the CEF Global Event are derived from selected white papers and are shared within the CEF community before and after the event.
The format of your white paper can be flexible: testimony, story, essay. Each paper should focus on a specific challenge or area of opportunity where you would like to see change or have expertise. A white paper does not require original research.
White papers should be 2,000 words or less.
If you require assistance clarification, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. A professional editor will review all papers before publishing.
OPPORTUNITY FOR COLLABORATION
We encourage CEF members to collaborate to create joint white papers whenever possible. Writing a white paper as an individual is also acceptable. Please let us know if you would like us to connect you with other members to join you in developing your white paper.
YOUR PRIVACY IS PROTECTED
We protect your privacy and never share your white papers outside of the CEF community without your written consent.