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In our age of disruption and uncertainty, Covid-19 and climate change, the need to debate our economic future has never been more important. We speak to business leaders, authors, public intellectuals and economists about the future of capitalism and the trends changing the world of economics & business.

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In our age of disruption and uncertainty, Covid-19 and climate change, the need to debate our economic future has never been more important. We speak to business leaders, authors, public intellectuals and economists about the future of capitalism and the trends changing the world of economics & business.

For more information head over to IntelligenceSquared.com 

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    Energised: A Global Green Team

    Energised: A Global Green Team

    Solar panel installers, architects, environmental scientists, recycling coordinators, wind turbine engineers, geologists, project managers, electric vehicle manufacturers – these are just a small subset of the countless jobs connected to the green revolution. But, for renewable energy to be a sustainable part of our lives, we need to ensure it offers both economic growth and climate security. 
    The International Labour Organisation estimates that the energy transition could create 25 million new jobs by 2030. To achieve that remarkable goal, we will need investment to ensure that jobs and workers are protected, and to rethink the way our business and employment models work. 
    What are the different opportunities available in the green economy? Are there any specific skills required to work in the energy transition? What pathways are available for underrepresented groups? 
    To answer all these questions and more, host Kamal Ahmed met three members of Iberdrola’s ‘Global Green Team’ for a conversation about the new employment pathways provided by the energy transition.
    This podcast was produced by Intelligence Squared in partnership with Iberdrola. 
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    • 29 min
    Tides of Transformation: Ending Oil

    Tides of Transformation: Ending Oil

    In the final episode of Intelligence Squared's series Tides of Transformation, James Marriott of Platform London and the co-author of Crude Britannia: How Big Oil Shaped a Nation and Connor Watt, an anthropologist from the London School of Economics, are joined by the Executive Director of Uplift Tessa Khan for a conversation about what ending our relationship with oil could look like in the different areas that comprise the United Kingdom’s oil sector, including the offshore, finance, retail, and refining. Our panelists also explore the impact of decisions by the regulator to issue further licenses for drilling for oil, like the one recently granted at Rosebank, on the energy transition. 
    Other contributors include former Chair of the Climate Change Committee Lord Deben and Labour MP for Sheffield Hallam Olivia Blake.
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    For more information about Tides of Transformation: An Oil Story, please visit: https://www.intelligencesquared.com/tides-of-transformation/. This series was produced in partnership with the Fraying Ties? project.
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    • 44 min
    Tides of Transformation: Regulating Oil

    Tides of Transformation: Regulating Oil

    In this episode of Intelligence Squared's podcast Tides of Transformation, Gavin Bridge from Durham University and Gisa Weszkalnys from the London School of Economics are joined by Andy Samuel, the former Chief Executive of the North Sea Transition Authority, and Catherine Howarth, the CEO of ShareAction for a conversation about licensing and regulation in the oil sector: how policy has developed, and how it should evolve in the face of the climate emergency. Our panelists also explore how activist shareholders can influence oil companies; how much responsibility oil producers currently bear for their emissions – and how much they should; and, the need for an orderly transition in the North Sea, preventing stranded assets and liabilities. 
    Other contributors include former Chair of the Climate Change Committee Lord Deben; co-founder of Extinction Rebellion Gail Bradbrook; and, Head of Oil, Gas and Mining at Carbon Tracker Initiative Mike Coffin. 
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    This episode was recorded the day before the regulator gave approval to the Norwegian energy giant Equinor to develop Rosebank, the largest untapped oil field in the UK. The implications of, and response to, this decision is discussed further in Episode Four of Tides of Transformation.
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    For more information about Tides of Transformation: An Oil Story, please visit: https://www.intelligencesquared.com/tides-of-transformation/. This series was produced in partnership with the Fraying Ties? project.
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    • 41 min
    How Do We Create A Green Jobs Revolution?

    How Do We Create A Green Jobs Revolution?

    Solar panel installers, architects, environmental scientists, recycling coordinators, wind turbine engineers, geologists, project managers, electric vehicle manufacturers – these are just a small subset of the countless jobs connected to the green revolution. For renewable energy to be a sustainable part of our lives, we need to ensure it offers both economic growth and climate security. How do we ensure the social and economic benefits of clean energy are available to all, and not just those at the top of the food chain? How can the public and private sector work together to encourage people to work in the green energy sector? What are the best ways to increase investment in green jobs? And is it possible for us to create an economy in which the health of the planet and the wellbeing of its inhabitants is a priority and profit isn’t the only goal?
    To answer all these questions and more, Intelligence Squared brought together a panel of expert speakers to discuss their plans for creating economic growth and job opportunities within the green economy. ScottishPower Strategic Resourcing Manager Madeline McCreanor will be joined by Sam Alvis, Director of Energy at policy and insights firm Public First, and Shaun Spiers, Executive Director at the environmental think tank Green Alliance in a live panel discussion, hosted by journalist and broadcaster Kamal Ahmed. This podcast was produced in partnership with Iberdrola.
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    Living Heritage, with Olafur Eliasson and Hans Ulrich Obrist

    Living Heritage, with Olafur Eliasson and Hans Ulrich Obrist

    In this episode, Artistic Director of the Serpentine Galleries Hans Ulrich Obrist moderated a conversation between philanthropist and Creative Director of Lopud 1483 Francesca Thyssen-Bornemisza, artist Olafur Eliasson and President and CEO of World Monuments Fund Bénédicte de Montlaur. Together they discussed Francesca’s restoration of the 15th-Century Franciscan monastery Lopud 1483 in Croatia. They also talked about the relationship between art, history and botany at Lopud, and the broader significance of rejuvenating neglected historical sites. 
    To see Lopud 1483, or to watch an extended version of this talk, visit https://www.sothebys.com/en/videos/living-heritage-restoring-life-to-lopud-1483 
    To step further into the world of Sotheby’s, you can visit any of our galleries around the world; they’re open to the public. For more information, visit sothebys.com.
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    • 36 min
    Artemisia Gentileschi, with Katy Hessel and Letizia Treves

    Artemisia Gentileschi, with Katy Hessel and Letizia Treves

    In this episode, art historian Katy Hessel is joined by former National Gallery London curator Letizia Treves and Sotheby’s Edoardo Roberti for a conversation about the pioneering 17th-century artist Artemisia Gentileschi, whose work – in which she painted subjects that were traditionally the preserve of male artists, and intended for the male gaze – has inspired some of the greatest female artists of our time.
    This podcast was originally recorded to celebrate the opening of the National Gallery’s exhibition ‘Artemisia’, which ran from October 2020 to January 2021, and was sponsored by Sotheby’s. 
    To see the works discussed in this episode, or to watch an extended edition of this talk, visit https://www.sothebys.com/en/series/sothebys-talks/museum-spotlight-artemisia-gentileschi-the-greatest-female-painter-of-the-17th-century
    And, to step further into the world of Sotheby’s, you can visit any of our galleries around the world; they’re open to the public. For more information, visit sothebys.com.
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    • 29 min

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