38 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

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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: Inflation, Invasion and Interest. Season 4 Finale.

    The Future Of: Inflation, Invasion and Interest. Season 4 Finale.

    In the season 4 finale, we discuss the long term economic implications of the Three I's - Inflation, Invasion of Ukraine and Interest rates. Beyond what is happening today, what will the future look like and how can you prepare for these potential realities?
    Alicia Planincic, Economist & Manager of Policy at the Business Council of Alberta, and Rob Roach, deputy chief economist join Todd Hirsch, ATB Financial Chief Economist to unpack all of the possibilities.
    The Future Of will be back in the fall with all new episodes, a new host and new guests! 
    Catch up on all past episodes and learn more at atb.com/thefutureof
    Subscribe to The Owl, ATB's daily economic report at https://www.atb.com/company/insights/the-owl/
     

    • 40 min
    The Future Of Economic Relations with Asia ft. Crystal Nash

    The Future Of Economic Relations with Asia ft. Crystal Nash

    With a decade of experience and education working and living across Asia, Crystal Nash, ATB's Media Analyst joins Chief Economist Todd Hirsch to talk about the future of economic relations with Asia. 
    From ESG practices and diversity, to business advice and how brand loyalty - including timbits - are impacting even the smallest local economies - no topic is left behind. Crystal pulls back the curtain to help us understand the opportunities and challenges that are present as we foster postivie economic relations with Asia. 
    Email Todd your biggest questions about the economy and the future at thefutureof@atb.com
    Subscribe to The Owl for a daily economic snapshot.
    Learn more: atb.com/thefutureof
    Host: Todd Hirsch, Chief Economist, ATB Financial 
    Guest: Crystal Nash, Media Analyst 
    Executive Producer: Tia Hagen 

    • 29 min
    The Future Of Economic Relations with Asia ft. Sharon Sun

    The Future Of Economic Relations with Asia ft. Sharon Sun

    ATB's Cheif Economist is joined by Sharon Sun, Trade Policy Economist at the Canada West Foundation and Distinguished Fellow at Asia Pacific Foundation.

    How do sectors like education, agriculture and technology amplify economic opportunities between Asia and Canada? Beyond unpacking the future of these sectors, this episode explores the growing middle class in Asia, Canada’s opportunity for innovation in spaces like food manufacturing, technological innovation and education. How will Canada go from being a footnote, to noteworthy, when it comes to economic relations with Asia?
    Email your biggest questions about the economy, the community, and the future to thefutureof@atb.com
    Guest: Sharon Sun, Trade Policy Economist at the Canada West Foundation and Distinguished Fellow at Asia Pacific Foundation
    Host: Todd Hirsch, Cheif Economist ATB Financial 
    Executive Producer: Tia Hagen
    www.atb.com/thefutureof
     

    • 39 min
    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

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