35 episodes

For over 175 years, The Economist has provided fair, rigorous, and mind-stretching analysis for a globally curious audience. This podcast, from Economist Impact, builds on that legacy by providing perspectives for industry and management to understand how the world is changing, and how that creates opportunities to be seized, and risks to be managed.
Each episode will draw on the expertise of our editors, and other thought leaders to examine insights from our global programmes of research and events, taken from a uniquely Asian perspective.
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For over 175 years, The Economist has provided fair, rigorous, and mind-stretching analysis for a globally curious audience. This podcast, from Economist Impact, builds on that legacy by providing perspectives for industry and management to understand how the world is changing, and how that creates opportunities to be seized, and risks to be managed.
Each episode will draw on the expertise of our editors, and other thought leaders to examine insights from our global programmes of research and events, taken from a uniquely Asian perspective.
Subscribe now to Asia Perspectives to make sure you never miss an episode.

    The Invisible Wave: Can green and sustainable chemistry be the solution?

    The Invisible Wave: Can green and sustainable chemistry be the solution?

    What is green and sustainable chemistry and can it be the solution to marine chemical pollution? What role can the private sector play? How can the circular economy accelerate the transition to safer and less hazardous chemicals?

    Charles Goddard, editorial director at Economist Impact discusses the responses to chemical pollution with Joel Tickner, professor of public health at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. Professor Tickner is also the founder and executive director at the Green Chemistry and Commerce Council. 

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    • 30 min
    Back to Blue - The Invisible Wave: how is marine chemical pollution linked to climate change?

    Back to Blue - The Invisible Wave: how is marine chemical pollution linked to climate change?

    Charles Goddard, editorial director at Economist Impact speaks to Pascal Lamy, president of the Paris Peace Forum, and Naoko Ishii, director at the Centre for the Global Commons at University of Tokyo about marine chemical pollution in a broader context. Is chemical pollution a key anthropogenic challenge on a par with climate change and biodiversity loss? Why do we need to include chemical pollution as a broad set of global environmental challenges? Are we already at a tipping point?


    Relevant content: 
    - Report | The Invisible Wave: Getting to zero chemical pollution in the ocean
    - Data story | Chemicals and our oceans: A gathering crisis
    - Video | The Invisible Wave
     
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    • 26 min
    Now for Next Podcast #4: Advancing inclusion in India

    Now for Next Podcast #4: Advancing inclusion in India

    Now for Next Podcast #4: Advancing inclusion in India - episode sponsored by Google
    Host Charles Ross, principal, policy and insights at Economist Impact speaks to Adwaita Nayar, co-founder of Nykaa & CEO of Nykaa Fasion, and Rahul De, professor of information systems at IIM Bangalore, about the importance of advancing digital inclusion in India.


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    • 26 min
    Now for Next Podcast #3: Expanding digital access

    Now for Next Podcast #3: Expanding digital access

    Now for Next Podcast #3: Expanding digital access - episode sponsored by Google
    In this episode, host Charles Ross, principal, policy and insights at Economist Impact speaks to Vidit Aatrey, co-founder and CEO at Meesho, and Kushe Bahl, partner at McKinsey, about expanding access to digital technology in India.


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    • 26 min
    Back to Blue - Registration and regulation of chemicals

    Back to Blue - Registration and regulation of chemicals

    In the second podcast of this series, we look at the extraordinary number of chemicals that have been created, produced and in use, what inventories exist on these chemicals, how much we know about their toxicity and potential for harm, and how well they are regulated. We’ll also explore the legislative, regulatory and other interventions needed to better manage, reduce and prevent chemical pollution. This episode is hosted by Charles Goddard, editorial director at The Economist Group, he is joined by Dr Zhanyun Wang, scientist at the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, and a leading thinker on this issue.


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    • 22 min
    Back to Blue - Chemical pollution

    Back to Blue - Chemical pollution

    Charles Goddard, editorial director at The Economist Group speaks to two experts about the scope and scale of the problem of chemical pollution in the ocean, and asks how worried we should be about the impact of chemical pollution on ocean life and ecosystems, and human health. The guest speakers are:
    - Elsie Sunderland, the Gordon McKay professor of environmental chemistry, and professor of earth and planetary sciences at Harvard University
    - Alex Rogers, director of science at REV Ocean, a privately funded research and expedition vessel, and visiting professor at Oxford University


    This is the first of a series of podcasts on chemical pollution under the Back to Blue initiative of Economist Impact and The Nippon Foundation.


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    - Other Back to Blue podcasts
     
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    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

garrekds ,

Not great delivery

The topic for this podcast is very interesting. It’s too bad that the host sounds like he doesn’t have any experience in front of a microphone before. The delivery needs to be a lot better. The other Economist podcasts are much better quality.

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