How can a 'Blue Economy' drive prosperity in South Australia?

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

A free public lecture at the University of Adelaide next week will showcase how South Australia can create new enterprises that generate multiple benefits for business and society while rejuvenating nature.

Gunter Pauli – a world famous economist, serial entrepreneur, and author of The Blue Economy, which has sold over 1 million copies worldwide in over 30 languages – will speak in Scott Theatre (5.00pm Monday 10 October) on: The 'Blue Economy': Business innovation driving local jobs and economic prosperity in South Australia. The evening will begin with a lecture from Gunter followed by an interview-style conversation.

"Gunter Pauli is a true inspiration. He is a charismatic and engaging speaker with decades of practical experience from around the world in building new enterprises that will be of great value to South Australia," says Dr Charlie Hargroves, Sustainable Development Fellow with the University's Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre (ECIC).

"Despite all that we know about the damage our society has done to the environment, generally there's still an element of hesitation about adopting a truly sustainable approach to industry.

"However, Gunter's concept of the Blue Economy provides a tangible and profitable approach for industry to capture many emerging opportunities, with each one proven somewhere in the world. It has the ability to generate creative and innovative solutions that strengthen the local economy and harness local skills, capacity and resources.

"Gunter's message will inspire even the most skeptical," Dr Hargroves says.

WHAT: The 'Blue Economy': Business innovation driving local jobs and economic prosperity in South Australia, by Gunter Pauli
WHERE: Scott Theatre, North Terrace campus, University of Adelaide
WHEN: 5.00pm for a 5.15pm start, Monday 10 October 2016
COST: Free — all welcome. Registration is essential.

This event is part of a national tour by Gunter Pauli organised by the EU Centre for Global Affairs and the ECIC at the University of Adelaide, with the participation of the Adelaide Sustainability Association.

 

Contact Details

Dr Charlie Hargroves
Email: karlson.hargroves@adelaide.edu.au
Sustainable Development Fellow
Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre (ECIC)
The University of Adelaide
Business: +61 8 8313 1524
Mobile: 0407 071 729


Mr David Ellis
Email: david.ellis@adelaide.edu.au
Website: http://www.adelaide.edu.au/news/
Deputy Director, Media and Corporate Relations
External Relations
The University of Adelaide
Business: +61 8 8313 5414
Mobile: +61 (0)421 612 762