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What’s in a number? How are numbers used to frame conversations? And why is this insight vital for business leaders? Join host Louise Cooper and her expert guests as they unpack the stories behind some of the most important numbers in our world today, to show why critical thinking is more important than ever. More Than A Number is brought to you by ICAEW, representing chartered accountants who are a force for positive economic change across the world.
All views expressed on this podcast are those of the contributors and don't necessarily reflect those of ICAEW or its members.

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What’s in a number? How are numbers used to frame conversations? And why is this insight vital for business leaders? Join host Louise Cooper and her expert guests as they unpack the stories behind some of the most important numbers in our world today, to show why critical thinking is more important than ever. More Than A Number is brought to you by ICAEW, representing chartered accountants who are a force for positive economic change across the world.
All views expressed on this podcast are those of the contributors and don't necessarily reflect those of ICAEW or its members.

    12: $3.6tr – part 3 – corruption, cronyism and capitalism

    12: $3.6tr – part 3 – corruption, cronyism and capitalism

    Bonus extra. During Pol Pot’s short regime, millions of people were executed, including most professionals like doctors, lawyers, accountants and teachers. This has had a long and devastating effect on the country. Dr Mark Campbell, Director of ICAEW International Capacity Building, shares the work he and his team have done in Cambodia to restore the profession and help rebuild the economy.

    • 9 min
    11: $3.6tr – Part 2 – Corruption, Cronyism and Capitalism

    11: $3.6tr – Part 2 – Corruption, Cronyism and Capitalism

    Why is the Western banking system so appealing for kleptocrats and what are we doing to stop it? Corruption is hollowing out countries, depriving them of education, healthcare and infrastructure. Max Heywood from Transparency International and Mark Campbell from ICAEW join Bill Browder to discuss.

    • 32 min
    10: $3.6tr – Part 1 – Corruption, Cronyism and Capitalism

    10: $3.6tr – Part 1 – Corruption, Cronyism and Capitalism

    The cost of corruption is around $3.6tr a year. But there’s another cost: the lives of the victims of corruption. Bill Browder was a financier, but after the loss of his friend Sergei Magnitsky, he vowed to fight for justice. Here’s how he’s doing it.

    • 31 min
    9: 9.7 billion – part 2 – can we feed our growing population?

    9: 9.7 billion – part 2 – can we feed our growing population?

    Is genetic modification one of the answers? What are some of the latest tech advancements that are helping farmers? And what do Tom, Dick and Harry have to do with this? Carl Atkin and Janet Ranganathan pick up the conversation. 

    • 21 min
    8: 9.7 billion – part 1 – can we feed our growing population?

    8: 9.7 billion – part 1 – can we feed our growing population?

    Can we sustainably feed an extra two billion people by 2050? Yes, but there’s no single solution, say Janet Ranganathan from the World Resources Institute and Carl Atkin, an international agribusiness consultant, as they list the opportunities. Good news alert: you don’t have to become a vegan.

    • 29 min
    ICAEW CEO Michael Izza reflects on Davos

    ICAEW CEO Michael Izza reflects on Davos

    Following his visit to the World Economic Forum, ICAEW’s Chief Executive shares the conversations and moments that captured his attention, and considers the key take outs for the sector. 

    • 17 min

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