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For over 175 years, The Economist has provided fair, rigorous, and mind-stretching analysis for a globally curious audience. This podcast, from Economist Impact, builds on that legacy by providing perspectives for industry and management to understand how the world is changing, and how that creates opportunities to be seized, and risks to be managed.

Each episode will draw on the expertise of our editors, and other thought leaders to examine insights from our global programmes of research and events, taken from a uniquely Asian perspective.

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The inaugural Plastics Management Index (PMI) was launched in early October. In this episode, Naka Kondo, editor of the report, and Shreya Mukarji, manager of the index development, discuss findings of the PMI. See results of the Plastics Management Index, and sign up to the Back to Blue newsletter to be the first to hear about our upcoming research.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Now for Next Podcast #2: Fostering a digital ecosystem - episode sponsored by Google In this episode, our editor speaks to Vipin Sondhi, Managing Director and CEO at Ashok Leyland, and Arindam Bhattacharya, Managing Director & Senior Partner at BCG, about the importance of a strong digital ecosystem in India, the role of businesses in fostering one, the challenges faced by startups and companies’ motivations in supporting them. Visit nowfornext.in for more.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In this episode, senior editor Naka Kondo speaks to Charles Goddard, editorial director, about Back to Blue, an ocean health initiative by The Economist Group and The Nippon Foundation. Sign up to the Back to Blue newsletter to be the first to hear about our upcoming research or see results of the Plastics Management Index on the Back to Blue website.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Now for Next podcast #1: The digital imperative in India - episode sponsored by Google In the first of a four-part series, Charles Ross, Principal of Policy and Insights at The Economist Group speaks to two business leaders in India - S N Subrahmanyan, CEO & MD at Larsen & Toubro, and Gopal Sarma, Senior Partner at Bain & Company, to understand the impact the pandemic has had on business leaders in India, and how it has shaped their growth strategy, particularly in relation to digital. Visit nowfornext.in for the full barometer results and executive summary.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In pride month, senior editor Naka Kondo and managing editor Michael Gold have a virtual watercooler chat about Pride and Prejudice, a research by The Economist Intelligence Unit on LGBT rights. Read the Pride and Prejudice report.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
On World Oceans Day, senior editor Naka Kondo speaks to Tom Peacock-Nazil and Oli Kade from Seven Clean Seas about tackling the problems of plastic pollution in the ocean. Relevant links: Back to Blue, The Economist Group and The Nippon Foundation's multi-year initiative on pollution and ocean health. The Economist Group's World Ocean Initiative Seven Clean Seas  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In this episode, senior editor Jason Wincuinas speaks to Global Forecasting Director of The Economist Intelligence Unit, Agathe Demarais, about recently published report on China and Russia’s vaccine diplomacy efforts across Asia. Read the vaccine diplomacy article or download report.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In this episode, senior editor Jason Wincuinas speaks to Rohit Sahgal, EIU's principal for global health in Asia about the sustainability of healthcare ecosystems. Get more perspectives from our healthcare and sustainability coverage.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
China's food future

China's food future

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In this episode, senior editor Jason Wincuinas speaks to EIU consultant Michael Frank and senior analyst Ritu Bhandari, about recently published research on China’s food safety, security and sustainability. Read report: China's food future  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The CIOs' views on talent, remote work and secure computing in Asia - episode sponsored by IBM The days of spreadsheets as the core of digital skills companies wanted in a workforce are in their sunset. The question now is what skills corporate leaders think will fade, grow or remain the same as far as staff needs and have they thought about digital security as well as talent or toolsets? Shirin Hamid, Director General of the Asian Development Bank’s Information Technology Department and Andrew Henderson, Chief Information Officer for Westpac in New Zealand join the podcast to speak about their experiences and foresight as Chief Technology Officers in Asia-Pacific. Read article: Rethinking data security in the time of covid-19  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In this episode, The EIU's senior editors Jason Wincuinas and Naka Kondo have a virtual watercooler chat about The Economist Group's initiatives to promote ocean health, and the World Ocean Summit virtual week. Watch the World Ocean Summit on demand. Visit Back to Blue, The Economist Group and The Nippon Foundation's multi-year initiative on pollution and ocean health. Learn more about The Economist Group's World Ocean Initiative.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In this episode, senior editor Jason Wincuinas speaks to Hal Hodson, The Economist’s Asia technology correspondent about established and emerging technologies that have potential to reduce carbon footprints and make headway against climate change. Listen to the previous episodes and subscribe for upcoming episodes. To learn more about investing in climate change mitigation, read Tech imperative: Looking beyond ESG investing to reinvent the future, a report by The Economist Intelligence Unit. The Economist's recent coverage on technology: The roaring 20s? Towards a new era of innovation  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In the final episode of 2020, host Jason Wincuinas speaks to Tom Standage, deputy editor at The Economist, and editor of The World In 2021, a collection of forward-gazing coverage from The Economist, to find out what the world in 2021 will look like in Asia. Relevant content from The Economist: - The World In 2021 - Ten trends to watch in the coming year by Tom Standage - The World Ahead - The World Ahead from The Economist Radio Topics covered: - Will 2021 be the year of the vaccine? - What will recovery look like? - The "new world disorder" - will it get better? - Will there be a revival of the WTO? - Will China pick up the global baton after the US? - Will companies step up on social issues? - The rise of tech companies in Asia - Where will the first flying car be? Listen to the previous episodes and subscribe for upcoming episodes. Relevant content from The Economist Intelligence Unit: - China icebergs (case study on autonomous vehicles in China) - Intertwined relations: China, the US, and the global trade of AI  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In this episode, host Naka Kondo, senior editor at The EIU takes a closer look at the implications of a Biden presidency on businesses and geopolitics in Japan and India, joined by colleagues at The EIU: Waqas Adenwala, lead analyst for Japan, Ujas Shah, analyst for India, and Michael Frank, senior analyst on public policy. Topics covered: - RCEP and its implications on trade in Japan and India - Impact on businesses in Japan and India - US-Japan and US-India relations and policies Listen to the previous US elections episodes and subscribe for upcoming episodes. Relevant content from The Economist Intelligence Unit: - RCEP signing harmonises Asia's trade deals - RCEP set to strengthen Asian supply chains - Asia's trade brief (November 2020) - Industries in 2021  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
How will president-elect Biden's policies impact businesses in Asia? Host Jason Wincuinas, senior editor at The EIU speaks to Ashley Feng, independent researcher and former research associate for the Energy, Economics, and Security program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), and Nick Marro, Lead Analyst for Global Trade at The EIU, about Biden's policies and what it means for Asia and businesses in Asia. Ashley's research interests include US-China trade relations, China’s economic policies, and China’s global economic footprint. Topics covered: - US-China trade relations and policies - Impact on businesses in Asia - RCEP and its implications on trade in Asia - Big tech and national security in the US Listen to the previous US elections episodes and subscribe for upcoming episodes. Relevant content from The Economist Intelligence Unit: - RCEP signing harmonises Asia's trade deals - RCEP set to strengthen Asian supply chains - US-China relations under a Biden presidency  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
We continue the discussion with Zhang Lipei, Director of the Beijing Office at the US-China Business Council, and Nick Marro, Lead Analyst for Global Trade, China and Macau, and supporting analyst for Taiwan at The EIU about the two possible outcomes of the US elections, and the wider trade and geopolitical implications. This episode is hosted by senior editor Jason Wincuinas. Listen to part 1 of this US elections special podcast and subscribe for upcoming episodes. Relevant content from The Economist Intelligence Unit: - US-China relations under a Biden presidency - Asia’s inward turn, looking at regional trade policy amid US-China strains and Covid-19 disruptions - Telecoms demand will be strong in 2021 but US-China disputes will complicate 5G rollout - EIU Global Outlook: Siding with the US or with China?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In this episode, The EIU's senior editor Jason Wincuinas speaks to Zhang Lipei, Director of the Beijing Office at the US-China Business Council, and Nick Marro, Lead Analyst for Global Trade, China and Macau, and supporting analyst for Taiwan at The EIU about the two possible outcomes of the US elections, what they might mean for businesses in Asia and how they might impact US-China relations. Listen to part 2 of this US elections special podcast and subscribe for upcoming episodes. Reports by The Economist Intelligence Unit: - US-China relations under a Biden presidency - Asia’s inward turn, looking at regional trade policy amid US-China strains and Covid-19 disruptions - Telecoms demand will be strong in 2021 but US-China disputes will complicate 5G rollout - EIU Global Outlook: Siding with the US or with China?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In this episode, senior editor Jason Wincuinas speaks to Jeffrey Ding, a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford and the China lead at “The Centre for the Governance of AI”, which is part of the Future of Humanity Institute, and founder of "ChinAI" (chinai.substack.com), a newsletter that shares translations of Chinese AI research papers.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In this episode, The EIU's managing editor for healthcare in Asia spoke with several experts in the field of vaccines, including Sarah Gilbert, professor of vaccinology at the University of Oxford, Melanie Saville, director of vaccine research and development at the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), and Jerome Kim, director-general at the International Vaccine Institute in a webinar organised by Economist Events. The webinar is titled “Vaccine development: A race to the finish line”. The full webinar is available on-demand at: https://events.economist.com/events-conferences/asia/future-of-healthcare-webinar/vaccine-development-a-race-to-the-finish-line  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Chris Clague, managing editor at The EIU speaks to Taimur Baig, managing director and chief economist at DBS Bank (00:00-21:17); Alex Kwiatkowski, industry lead for banking and capital markets at SAS (21:17-37:03); and Jesse Quigley Jones, managing editor for healthcare at The EIU (37:03-46:15) about industry responses against the macro backdrop. This episode is hosted by Chris Clague, managing editor and global editorial lead for trade and globalisation. The Global Business Barometer has been made possible with the support of SAS, a global provider of data — and analytics software and services — that help turn data into intelligence. Subscribe now for the latest episodes.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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