On 14 December, the Committee for the Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) in collaboration with Monash University and the Centre for Policy Development presented a unique opportunity to hear from Mariana Mazzucato speaking to an Australian senior business audience.
In the final event of the week, Mariana addressed a packed business lunch of over 200 people hosted by CEDA. After her speech, Mariana was joined for a panel discussion by Clare O’Neil MP, Shadow Minister for Justice and Financial Services, CPD Board member Sam Mostyn and CEDA CEO Melinda Cilento, followed by audience Q&A.
Familiar themes came up in the discussion around mission-driven innovation and the importance of the stories we tell (or don’t tell) ourselves about the value and significance of public investment and the public sector in innovation and sustainable growth. To this were added critical insights into the role of business and the idea of mutual obligation between government and business to focus investments on delivering public value and long-term, sustainable and inclusive growth.
Meet the panel
Clare O’Neil MP
Shadow Federal Minister for Financial Services
Non-Executive Director, Citibank Australia, Transurban, Virgin Australia, Mirvac
Chief Executive, CEDA