35 episodes

Todd Hirsch, Vice President and Chief Economist at ATB Financial connects with community and business leaders who have insight into a future that is both exciting and often uncertain.
Explore how our economy and communities can not only brace for change, but embrace the opportunities it creates.

Subscribe today to The Future Of on your favorite podcasting app.

Connect with us anytime at thefutureof@atb.com and listen for bonus episodes where we tackle your biggest questions about the future.

The Future Of ATB Financial

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 39 Ratings

Todd Hirsch, Vice President and Chief Economist at ATB Financial connects with community and business leaders who have insight into a future that is both exciting and often uncertain.
Explore how our economy and communities can not only brace for change, but embrace the opportunities it creates.

Subscribe today to The Future Of on your favorite podcasting app.

Connect with us anytime at thefutureof@atb.com and listen for bonus episodes where we tackle your biggest questions about the future.

    The Future Of Housing ft Tim Richter, President & CEO of the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness

    The Future Of Housing ft Tim Richter, President & CEO of the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness

    Alberta is uniquely positioned to be a leader in ending homelessness. Tim Richter, president & CEO of the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness joins Todd Hirsch, Chief Economist, to discuss the current and future state of affordable housing and homelessness in Alberta and beyond. 
    This episode explores how Medicine Hat ended chronic homelessness, and how other cities and provinces are leveraging solutions to make big impacts. 
    Economic costs and data is shared throughout the episode to bring understanding to the economic strain homelessness has on communities, versus the economic benefits of ending homelessness and ensuring affordable housing for all. 
    Subscribe to The Future Of where we connect with community and business leaders who are thinking about, planning for and leading us into the future. 
    Ask Todd your questions about the future and the economy, or share your feedback any time by connecting with us at: thefutureof@atb.com. 
    Subscribe to The Owl and get a quick daily snapshot of what’s happening in Alberta’s economy

    • 32 min
    The Future Of Housing ft Michael Brown, President of Trico Homes

    The Future Of Housing ft Michael Brown, President of Trico Homes

    Mike Brown, President of Trico Homes and Todd Hirsch, ATB Financial's Chief Economist discuss the future of homebuilding and communities. They unpack how the COVID-19 pandemic unexpectedly boosted the industry and required homebuilders to align with people's values and needs, and what impact this will have on home ownership and the economy in the future. Mike discusses what you, and generations to come, might expect when pursuing home ownership in the years ahead.  The need to build diverse communities to benefit the economy and businesses is a major theme. Mike also shares what he expects to see for the future for housing affordability, sustainability and intergenerational housing. 
    Subscribe today to The Future Of on your favorite podcasting app. Connect with us anytime at thefutureof@atb.com and listen for bonus episodes where we tackle your biggest questions about the future.
     
    Check out ATB's free Home Buying Guide.

    • 29 min
    The Future Of Cities ft. Naheed Nenshi

    The Future Of Cities ft. Naheed Nenshi

    In this episode, Chief Economist Todd Hirsch connects with Naheed Nenshi. Educator, researcher and former mayor of the city of Calgary.  Cities are hubs for both economic and social innovation. Where communities, policy and creativity come together - amazing potential is unleashed. As the future of cities is explored, how people interact and how resources are utilized will be a determining factor in the resiliency of a city.
    Subscribe to The Future Of where we connect with community and business leaders who are thinking about, planning for and leading us into the future.
    Ask Todd your questions about the future and the economy, or share your feedback any time by connecting with us at: thefutureof@atb.com. 
    Subscribe to The Owl and get a quick daily snapshot of what’s happening in Alberta’s economy

    • 35 min
    The Future Of Cities ft. Catherine Warren and Jenn Johnson

    The Future Of Cities ft. Catherine Warren and Jenn Johnson

    In this extended episode, Chief Economist Todd Hirsch connects with Catherine Warren, CEO at Innovate Edmonton and Jenn Johnson, managing director of sponsorships at ATB Financial.  Towering skyscrapers may be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of cities. But as we explore the topic - intricate layers are revealed to disrupt our current perceptions about cities and their futures.
    Innovation, space, inclusivity and community are all major themes explored in this episode. 
    Time stamp: Jenn Johnson 33:13
    Subscribe to The Future Of where we connect with community and business leaders who are thinking about, planning for and leading us into the future. 
    Ask Todd your questions about the future and the economy, or share your feedback any time by connecting with us at: thefutureof@atb.com. 
    Subscribe to The Owl and get a quick daily snapshot of what’s happening in Alberta’s economy
    Learn more about ATB Financials sponsorships and how we help bring communities together by visiting atb.com/community. 

    • 58 min
    Looking ahead: The top economic stories of 2022

    Looking ahead: The top economic stories of 2022

    Chief Economists Frances Donald and Todd Hirsch connect to discuss their predictions of the top five economic stories for 2022.
    By unpacking the complex topics that you see in the headlines like inflation and labor, supply chains and the Central Bank, you can be better prepared for the year ahead and gain a deeper understanding about how these stories impact individuals, businesses and communities.
    The episode ends with commentary around bright spots in the global and local Alberta economy, and what economists are feeling positive about in the year ahead.
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    Guest: Frances Donald, Chief Economist Manulife Financial 
    Hosted by: Todd Hirsch, Chief Economist ATB Financial 
    Did you know? ATB Wealth® is the wealth management division of ATB Financial. Our team of experts helps our clients sort through the complexities of their financial lives so they can focus on the things that matter most. Learn more. Follow ATB Wealth on LinkedIn.

    • 39 min
    The Future Of Trade featuring Rob Roach, Deputy Chief Economist

    The Future Of Trade featuring Rob Roach, Deputy Chief Economist

    ATB Financial’s Chief Economist,Todd Hirsch, is joined by Rob Roach, deputy chief economist at ATB Financial. 
    In a moderated discussion, Rob and Todd start the episode by answering listener questions about education, the economy, unemployment and COVID-19. 
    Next, they continue the conversation on The Future Of Trade. 
    Our relationship and interactions with trade have transformed dramatically over the years. Beyond goods that Canada imports and exports, the trade of intellectual property and services through virtual and online platforms is on the rise. How will technology and our ability to connect with others across the globe impact trade as we know it? 
    From free-trade to protectionism, there are ample opportunities for Canada, and each of us, to explore.
    Ask Todd your questions about the future and the economy, or share your feedback any time by connecting with us at: thefutureof@atb.com. 
    Subscribe to The Owl and get a quick daily snapshot of what’s happening in Alberta’s economy
    Connect with ATB Financial by visiting atb.com 
    Follow Todd on Twitter at @ABeconomist 
    Guests: 
    Rob Roach, Deputy Chief Economist, ATB Financial 
    Tia Hagen, Producer and Senior Communications Manager
    Hosted by: Todd Hirsch, ATB Financial’s vice president and chief economist 

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

REIexpert101 ,

I’m hooked!

Todd’s podcast is nothing short of amazing! I’ve learnt so much from Todd’s knowledgeable guests and love his questions as he dives deeper into topics. I would highly recommend taking the time to listen to his podcast, you won’t regret it!

SuraAR ,

Informative and digestable

Interesting and timely topics with knowledgeable speakers as well as great insights from the host! As someone without an economics background I find this podcast great at introducing me to new economics related topics in a very digestible way.

I'm stressed ,

Future of Women in Business

Great listen ! Some good pointers from Teresa and interesting insights !

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