Presented by the David O’Brien Centre for Sustainable Enterprise at the John Molson School of Business
|Date||Friday, September 16, 2011|
|Location||Concordia University MB Building, Room MB 6.240
1450 Guy Street (de Maisonneuve Blvd. West), Montreal, Quebec. View map
|Time||11:00 a.m. – noon|
Professor Brown of McGill University’s School of Environment, Department of Geography, and Department of Natural Resource Sciences will argue that the current economic system is a principal driver in the decline of the Earth’s life support systems. A complete rethinking of the disciplines of economics and finance is required; as well as macro-economic policy. A successful economy must be based on: 1) a scientific understanding of the world; 2) scaled to fit that world; 3) governed, in part, by global fiduciary institutions; 4) concerned with fairness to persons and other species; and 5) measure what is important. The fundamentals of such a system will be described and advanced as the model of the “green” economy sought as part of the RIO + 20 conferences.