Experts in Sustainable Development Public Lecture and Green Drinks

Experts in Sustainable Development

The Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre (ECIC), together with the University of Adelaide Environment Institute, and Centre for Energy Technology, invite you to attend a public lecture on ‘Experts in Sustainable Development: ‘Cents and Sustainability – Is there still a first mover advantage for South Australia?

Date: November 14th 2013
: 4:30pm – 5:30pm
: Napier G04, Napier Building, Ground Floor.
: Charlie Hargroves, Sustainability Development Fellow, ECIC.
Register Your Attendance

The sustainability wave is well and truly upon us and many are now asking if there is still a first mover advantage that can justify efforts needed to overcome the lingering challenges and barriers. In this talk Charlie will draw on a series of books co-authored with The Natural Edge Project (including ‘Cents and Sustainability’ that was ranked the 5th top sustainability book in 2010 by Cambridge University), along with over a decade of industry and government action research, to highlight areas were such advantage exists for South Australia. Recently appointed as a member of the Club of Rome, and recipient of the University of Adelaide James McWha Award for Excellence in 2013 for his contribution to the field of sustainable development, Charlie has a great depth of understanding of the operational nature of sustainability and is committed to South Australia’s future.

The presentation will be followed immediately by ‘Linkage Green Drinks’, focused on developing linkages with industry and government agencies in South Australia

Check out the registration page (below) for further information.

As an emerging international thought leader in sustainable development with over a decade of experience, a session with Charlie Hargroves should not be missed!” – David Singleton, Chair, Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia


Charlie Hargroves
Charlie is a Sustainable Development Fellow with the ECIC and specialises in carbon structural adjustment. After graduating from the University of Adelaide in 2000, and spending two years as a practicing civil/structural design engineer, Charlie co-founded ‘The Natural Edge Project’ (TNEP), an internationally recognised team of action research academics based at various universities across Australia including the University of Adelaide, Curtin University, QUT, and the ANU. Charlie has led the TNEP team to deliver five international books on sustainable development (selling over 80,000 copies in four languages) in collaboration with some of the world’s leaders in sustainability, such as Gro Brundtland, Ernst von Weizsaecker, Amory Lovins, Rajendra Pachauri, and Peter Newman. The first book won the Australian Banksia Award for Environmental Leadership, Education and Training in 2005, and the two most recent books were ranked among the ‘Top 40 Sustainability Books’ in the world in 2010 by the Cambridge Sustainability Leaders Program. Charlie is due to complete his PhD on carbon structural adjustment in early 2014, supervised by Professor Peter Newman at the Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute.

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