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Podcasts from The Conference Board
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  • How Should Policymakers Think About Technological Change?

    With technology rapidly changing the landscape for modern economic competition, policymakers will need to continually assess how government will shape and be shaped by these changes. Matthew Shapiro, founder of MacroTessera and a Senior Advisor at Oxford Analytica, joins Devin O’Connor to share insights on this critical issue.

  • Indications 2.10: Latin America: Opportunity in Uncertainty

    Latin America is a vast, diverse region in flux, with economic prospects varying immensely from country to country—and month to month. In this episode, Chief Economist Bart van Ark and an expert panel tour the latest developments from Cape Horn to the US border. Learn how political pressures, natural resource dependence, exports and trade policy, and security and safety concerns are playing out in individual markets—and why there’s reason for optimism across the region as a whole.

  • How does an Active Wear Brand Become an Activist Icon?

    How does an active wear brand become an activist icon? Deliberately or despite itself? Can product, purpose, profit, and politics mesh—or do they risk unraveling? And what’s the story behind the unconventional Patagonia beer? These questions and more will be answered in The Conference Board Marketing and Communications Center's April Monthly Chat.

  • The Edelman Trust Barometer

    The Edelman Trust Barometer reports annually on the state of trust in the world’s key institutions: business, government, NGOs, and media. In recent years, the research has revealed that businesses face some of the most challenging times in history in terms of the trust that the public has in them. Jennifer Cohan, President, New York, Edelman, Joins The Conference Board’s own President and CEO, Steve Odland, to discuss the 2019 results.

  • How Organizations Build Highly Engaged Teams: A Closer Look at Quicken Loans

    Join this lively podcast where Robin Erickson, PhD, Principal Researcher, interviews KimArie Yowell, Vice President of Talent Development at Quicken Loans about how they engage their teams. Quicken Loans has a unique approach to engagement that is clearly successful as they’ve been named to FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” for the last 16 years. Learn how the Quicken Loans “isms” provide the foundation for a diverse and dynamic culture.

  • Indications 2.9: The Global Consumer Confidence Index

    The Conference Board, in conjunction with Nielsen, has formally launched our latest economic indicator. The Global Consumer Confidence Index takes the temperature of consumers in 64 markets around the world—including how, what, and where they intend to spend in the months ahead.

  • A Conversation with Dave Ulrich

    Join this podcast series from The Conference Board called Conversations with …..- lively discussions around the role of Human Capital practitioners today. In this first episode, Dr. Rebecca Ray speaks with HR Management expert David Ullrich of the University of Michigan Ross School of Business about disruption in this profession.

  • Indications 2.8: Debt, Denial, and Modern Monetary Theory

    According to the IMF, total debt worldwide—including government, consumer, financial, and non-financial sources—now amounts to $185 trillion, or some 2.25 times the size of global GDP. A generation ago, the ratio stood at just 1:1. But despite this rapid rise in leverage, the traditional dangers of government debt in particular—soaring inflation and interest rates—have yet to materialize.

  • Indications 2.7: Is US Consumer Confidence Waning?

    After a 7.3-point drop in March 2019, consumer confidence now stands at 124.1. Consumers’ appraisal of the present situation has taken an especially big hit. Is this an expected moderation or an early warning of impeding recession?

  • Diverse Voices: Profiles in Leadership

    Join Joe Cohen and Judith Harrison as they discuss Diverse Voices: Profiles in Leadership, which features interviews with more than 40 top multicultural corporate and PR agency leaders who share candid anecdotes about their successes, the obstacles they’ve had to overcome, and the lessons they’ve learned along the way.