The Rich Greenie - Unleashing your power as a consumer, finding work/life balance....and travel!

The Green Dream

Jun 19 2022 • 37 mins

In this episode I interview the author of a book called ‘The Rich Greenie, financial strategies for living well while saving the planet’. Stuart Barry is the owner and Senior Adviser at Tas Ethical, a Hobart firm which is part of our Ethical Investment Advisers licensee group.

Stuart has almost 40 years experience in the industry, is a Certified Financial Planner and holds a Masters of Business Administration and Bachelor of Business. He has actual hands-on experience in the complexities of the global financial markets, having worked in Hong Kong and South Korea for investment firms, as well as here in Australia. Stuart was a co-founder of the Ethical Advisers Co-op back in 2008, and was fundamental in establishing ‘Leaf Ratings’ - Australia’s first ethical super fund ratings system for consumers, which was the subject of our last episode.

We talk about two of my favourite topics – work/life balance and travel (which is ironic as I was at home with Covid as I recorded this). Stuart has a busy family life (he is a father of 4), and as well as managing Tas Ethical, he still finds the time to volunteer for a range of organisations. His career has involved taking a year off twice, plus taking many extended travel breaks, including cycling from Canada to Mexico, backpacking in South America, trekking in Nepal, and much more.

We also talk about The Rich Greenie, and unleashing your power as a consumer – a power that most people are unaware they have, but one that is capable of creating panic in the investment community…

I hope you enjoy this discussion with Stuart Barry of Tas Ethical!

We wish to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land we recorded on, the Wardandi Noongar people. We pay our respects to them and their culture; and to elders past, present and future.

You can check out The Rich Greenie at For more information about Stuart and Ethical Investment Advisers see: ethicalinvestment. For James Baird and JustInvest Financial Planning see justinvest.