World renowned economist Stewart Wallis of the New Economics Foundation spoke in Portland about retooling local and global economies that produce good jobs for everyone, improves human wellbeing, and decreases social inequality - all within our planetary limits.
Stewart Wallis spent seven years with the World Bank in Washington DC working on industrial and financial development in East Asia. He then worked for Robinson Packaging in Derbyshire for nine years, the last five as Managing Director, leading a successful business turnaround. He joined Oxfam in 1992 as International Director with responsibility, latterly, for 2500 staff in 70 countries and for all Oxfam’s policy, research, development and emergency work worldwide. He was awarded the OBE for services to Oxfam in 2002. Wallis joined the New Economics Foundation as Executive Director in November, 2003.
This talk, titled "The Great Transition," was recorded May 20, 2011 at the Maine Irish Heritage Center in Portland.