Powering Prosperity
How to Eliminate Waste in the Clothing and Food Sectors

How to Eliminate Waste in the Clothing and Food Sectors

August 3, 2020

Interview with Paul Foulkes-Arellano, Founder of Circuthon Consulting

How an Antarctic Expedition Gave Birth to A Circular Economy Pioneer

How an Antarctic Expedition Gave Birth to A Circular Economy Pioneer

July 29, 2020

In this Part 1 of the Circular Economy series, we speak with Christian van Maaren, Founder of Excess Materials Exchange (EME), a company he calls the ‘dating’ site for excess materials.

How Life-Stage Finance Could Boost Socioeconomic Mobility

How Life-Stage Finance Could Boost Socioeconomic Mobility

July 8, 2020

In this week’s podcast, Matt Lomas turns our attention to life-stage finance, in particular as it relates to having a child. He is joined by Andres Korin, CEO and Founder of StorkCard, which helps parents navigate the adventure of starting a family.

As any parent knows, raising a child is a significant financial burden. Services like childcare have risen starkly in many countries in recent decades. In the UK, US, and New Zealand it gobbles up over one third of parents’ average earnings. Yet most parents, even the financially savvy, are unprepared for this difficult reality.

Turbocharging E-commerce in Frontier Markets

Turbocharging E-commerce in Frontier Markets

June 22, 2020

In this week's edition of Powering Prosperity we speak with with Jan Philipp Pöter, Chief Commercial Officer of Daraz, the leading online marketplace in South Asia. 

Companies like Alibaba, Baidu, and Tencent have been phenomenally successful at growing B2C e-commerce platforms. Lazada has followed in its parent company Alibaba’s footsteps in South-east Asia. Daraz, which started life as a Rocket Internet venture, was acquired by Alibaba in 2018. It intends to emulate Lazarda’s success but in the South Asian markets of Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Myanmar—a combined marketplace of almost 500 million, almost as big as Southeast Asia’s.

 

Supply Chain Lessons from Covid-19

Supply Chain Lessons from Covid-19

June 15, 2020

In this week’s podcast we discuss how supply chains in the pharmaceutical and consumer goods industries have evolved in the last decade, and the lessons we can learn from the shock of the Covid-19 crisis. Our guest is Andreas Kiefner, Managing Partner at Ortum Consulting. Andreas has over 20 years of experience in senior supply chain roles at multinational pharmaceutical and consumer goods such as Mars, Sandoz & Novartis, and Abbott.

Gladiator Combat: China’s Explosive Digital Scene: Interview with Private Equity Investor Jeffrey Towson

Gladiator Combat: China’s Explosive Digital Scene: Interview with Private Equity Investor Jeffrey Towson

June 1, 2020

This week we discuss the huge digital revolution happening in China with Jeffrey Towson, a leading authority on China and Asia’s latest technology trends. Jeffrey is a private equity investor, best-selling author on China’s economy, and Professor at China International Business School (CEIBS) and Guanghua School of Management, Peking University. For anyone interested in digital businesses or China, this discussion is a must listen.

Interview with Market Strategist Gina Sanchez

Interview with Market Strategist Gina Sanchez

May 26, 2020

This week we discuss the impact of the Covid-19 economic crisis on different layers of the economy with Gina Sanchez. Gina is CEO and Founder of Chantico Global, an institutional asset allocation advisory. She is also very active on ESG measurement and investor preference analysis. Gina has over 20 years of investment experience at J.P. Morgan, American Century Investment Management, The California Endowment, the Ford Foundation and Roubini Global Economics. She is also a regular CNBC contributor.

Interview with Leading Economist Rachel Ziemba

Interview with Leading Economist Rachel Ziemba

May 11, 2020

In this podcast with Rachel Ziemba we look at the state at which emerging markets entered the Covid-19 crisis, how it is affecting them now, and their prospects for the future. 

Rachel is a distinguished emerging markets economist and is a regular commentator on CNBC. She is the founder of Ziemba Insights, an economic and political risk advisory that focuses on helping public and private sector clients develop macro-political scenarios to assist better decision-making. 

An Interview with Ron Rock, CEO of Microshare

An Interview with Ron Rock, CEO of Microshare

May 4, 2020

Microshare is a leading IoT company that provides sensor-as-a-service solutions for space management, resource utilization, security, and anti-infection. In this episode, Dr. Indranil Ghosh and Ron Rock discuss how Microshare's universal contract tracing tool will help us go back to work safely as we exit coronavirus lockdowns. 

Globalization in the post-Covid World with Michael Moran

Globalization in the post-Covid World with Michael Moran

April 28, 2020

Michael Moran, renowned geo-strategist, political risk expert, and three-time Emmy-winning documentary film producer, speaks to Dr. Indranil Ghosh about the likely impact of the pandemic on geopolitics, economics, and society.

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