" The Institute is constituted as a special section of the Theological Institute “Lumen Gentium,” which it will depend upon economically initially, but with separate accounting.
The Institute will be governed by these basic norms:
1. GOALS: The Institute has two goals:
a) the study of and education in the care of creation in light of the Encyclical Laudato Si’ and the tradition of Christian social doctrine; and
b) the promotion of active initiatives for the application of the encyclical, and especially for the promotion of community development and entrepreneurship, particularly in rural areas, from Christian communities.
Through all of its activities, the Institute will seek the truth and will pay special attention to the ethics and aesthetics that derive from the Christian event, that is, from the Christian social tradition whose most recent authoritative document is the encyclical Laudato Si’. (Source: http://www.laudatosiinstitute.org/en/about-the-institute )"