Can Environmental Regulation Make Extractive Industries More Innovative?

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September 27, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

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Join us for a Policy@UBC and CIRDI Seminar Series event with John Steen, Associate Professor in Strategy at the University of Queensland Business School in Brisbane. Professor Steen will outline the “Porter Hypothesis” for the relationship between proactive environmental policy and industry competitiveness. Using data collected in the recent $200 billion expansion of the Australian oil and gas industry, he will provide evidence that this relationship does indeed hold but it is highly dependent on the maturity of the industry and its stage of technological development.


About John Steen

John Steen is Associate Professor in Strategy at the University of Queensland Business School in Brisbane and Senior Research Fellow at the Australian Institute of Business and Economics. John is currently leading major international research studies on the subject of innovation and sustainable development in the resources sector and in developing economies. This includes the transition to new digital business models and performance in megacapital ($1billion +) projects, particularly in the resources sector. Current partners in these projects include University College London, Cambridge University, University of British Columbia, Government of Vietnam, Queensland Government, UQ Sustainable Minerals Institute and Ernst and Young (EY). John is highly sought after as a guest speaker and commentator and has given talks on strategy and innovation to businesses and governments in Australia, Asia and Europe. In 2014, he released two reports on the future of the global mining industry with EY that received international media coverage, including commentary in the Wall Street Journal and Financial Times. John is currently editor for the Project Management Journal – the research journal of the Project Management Institute.

No RSVP required. Light refreshments offered.

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September 27, 2017
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm


Case Room, Liu Institute for Global Issues
6476 NW Marine Drive
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 Canada


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