Hans Stegeman

Thriving is the new growth

Economic growth in itself is not bad, it is bad if it destroys more than it creates and limits the way we think about our future. Can we reimagine society where thriving is the new growth? Hans Stegeman is Chief investment Strategist at Triodos Investment Management. The common thread in everything he does is the realization that our economic system must change...

Company
Triodos Investment Management
Function
Chief Investment Strategist
Language
English
8 December
Sustainability
Hour
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Stage
Plenary stage

Speaking

The Enlightenment brought us a lot of things. Science, health, material prosperity, but also reductionist thinking and capitalism. And capitalism made us also dependent upon economic growth. While economic growth in itself is not bad, it is bad if it destroys more than it creates and limits the way we think about our future. Currently, growth dependency limits the way we combat climate change, progress to make the use of resources more circular and limits how people thrive. Can we reimagine society where thriving is the new growth?


Biography

Hans Stegeman is Chief investment Strategist at Triodos Investment Management. In this role, he is responsible for the macro strategy and thematic research. The common thread in everything he does is the realization that our economic system must change and a transition to a sustainable economy can only be achieved if money is directed towards a more sustainable direction. Before joining Triodos, he worked at Rabobank as chief economist, CPB (the Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis) and labour union ABVAKABO. Hans Stegeman studied Economics at Maastricht University and writes a weekly column for the Dutch Financial newspaper FD.
 

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