The Economics of Sustainability

How can our economic system be reformed or transformed to allow humans to flourish whilst renewing and protecting natural systems upon which we (humans and lots of other species) depend?


Discussion facilitated by Phil Harrington

Panel Members

  • Saul Eslake (Private Economics Consultant) - Saul Eslake worked as an economist in the Australian financial markets for more than 25 years, including as Chief Economist at McIntosh Securities (a stockbroking firm) in the late 1980s, Chief Economist (International) at National Mutual Funds Management in the early 1990s, as Chief Economist at the Australia & New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) from 1995 to 2009, and as Chief Economist (Australia & New Zealand) for Bank of America Merrill Lynch from 2011 until June 2015.
  • Millie Rooney - Millie is passionate about community and connection and the value of things beyond the financial economy. Millie has both theoretical (through her PhD) and practical (through her strong engagement in her community) expertise in the informal, nonfinancial and often invisible economies that exist.
  • James Kirkpatrick (University of Tasmania)- Geographer and conservation ecologist, Distinguished Professor Jamie Kirkpatrick, measures his success by the new things he discovers that allow us to better protect the natural world, and by how much they are used to do so. He has been awarded the Eureka Prize for Environmental Research and an Order of Australia for service to forest and world heritage conservation.
  • Stuart Barry (Australian Ethical) is a Certified Financial Planner with Australian Ethical. He has had 27 years’ experience working with organisations such as ING, Westpac and Queensland Treasury Corporation
  • Dr. Mark Dibben (University of Tasmania)Mark Dibben is Associate Professor of Management at the University of Tasmania and Visiting Professor in Applied Process Thought at the Centre for Process Studies, California. He focuses on ‘Ecological Management’, which he distinguishes from late-Modernity’s ‘Economism Management’.



  • November 12, 2016 at 12:30pm – 1:30pm
  • Sustainable Living Festival, Hobart Waterfront
  • Michele Mathews

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