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Beyond Green - The Blue Economy, what is it?

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For our April event GreenUps is collaborating with the Carbon Reduction Institute, to host a night exploring the concept of The Blue Economy.

The “Blue Economy”, a term coined by author and entrepreneur Gunter Pauli in 2004, is seen as a progressive metamorphosis from the Green Economy, that sees the task ahead as one in which we need to create more good, instead of less bad, using a strategic, opportunity-driven rationale to connect the environmental, social and financial. Inspired by Nature (In nature there is no waste or inefficiency) fundamentally the Blue Economy is a business response to a changing economic landscape in which resource depletion and social costs are unsustainable, and therefore uneconomic and unacceptable.

To help us better understand the vision of the Blue Economy we have three distinguished speakers; Ian Dunlop, Dr Martin A Blake and Rob Cawthorne, who will explain why ‘sustainability’ and ‘green’ have become taboo words among Australian corporates, the significance of the Blue Economy to the Australian landscape, and why they feel there is a need for a new business speak.

The event will also announce the NSW launch of Blue Australasia.

This carbon neutral event will be hosted by Carbon Reduction Institute (CRI), at their headquarters in North Sydney.

CRI will kindly supply carbon neutral wine, beer and nibbles for the evening.

Cost: A small donation to the Ellen Macarthur Cancer Trust .