ICREI’s Xth International Conference
July 7th – July 8th, 2016 | Aix-en-Provence, France
– Organised in cooperation with the Institute for Economic Studies – Europe –
“An environmental entrepreneur is a person or an institution who imagines and finds new and performing means to transform environmental problems into solutions and profit”
For too many environmentalists, economics and business are traditionally responsible for environmental destruction. Accordingly enterprises are considered as responsible for overusing natural resource and pollution
Sustainable development is a rallying concept but we must go further: think about methods, imagine instruments and above all implement them. This 10th International Conference aims at the implementation of concepts we developed since 1996 and published in 9 books.
In order to face up economic decay and unemployment, green growth must mimic policies and institutions which are responsible for economic prosperity and environmental quality in developed countries: secure and well defined property rights, freedom for business and rule of law in order to free initiative, investment and innovation which have been and still are the prerequisite of technological revolution and social
Green growth offers unlimited perspectives for society at large, provided entrepreneurs be free to imagine, create and profit. Governments must no longer act directly but be an efficient catalyst and partner Eventually we have no alternative to
As for our past nine International Conferences we’ll get patronage from key figures such as, French Ministers of Economics and Environment, former ministers of Enterprises, Industry and Environment, Presidents of local local governements , President of Free Foundation, President of European Landowners Organisation, President of Electicité de France …
Several sponsors and partners such as Aix Marseille Université, Enterprises pour l’Environnement, FREE Foundation, Enviropreneur Institute-PERC, European Landowners Organisation-ELO, OECD, Liberty Institute India, Electricité de France, CERIC-CNRS,, Rotary International, French Patent Office (INPI), Ernst & Young, Business Angels, Institute for Economic Studies-Europe, American Enterprise Institute, Competitive Enterprise Institute.
Speakers for the 2016 conference Also Include:
- Hervé Novelli, Former secretary of state for SMEs
- Bob McCormick, Enviropreneur Institute-Clemson University, PERC
- John Baden, Foundation for Research on Economics and the Environment
- Brice Lalonde, Former Minster of Environment in France