This week Matt Lomas discusses with the NGO Energy 4 Impact how energy access is critical to helping people escape poverty. Matt is joined by Ben Good and Godfrey Sanga, CEO and Director—East Africa respectively of Energy 4 Impact.
Interview with Darrin Redus, Cincinnati Minority Business Accelerator
Darrin started his career thirty years ago as a banker at National City bank in Cleveland, Ohio, where he was one of only three African American Commercial Loan Officers with lending authority in the Cleveland, Ohio market. This experience sparked a lifelong passion inside him to help power minority-owned businesses.
Darrin walks us through the CMBA’s success in growing an impressive roster of minority enterprises, and we discuss how the CMBA’s business model is being used as a template by other minority business accelerators across America. We also touch on the big challenges that remain, such as the under-utilization of minority talent in corporations.
Interview with Paul Foulkes-Arellano, Founder of Circuthon Consulting
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.