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Canadian Telecoms and The Promise of Independent Towers
Innovation & Technology March 29, 2023
Canada’s mobile broadband usage numbers are dismal. We rank dead last in mobile broadband users and have some of lowest mobile data usage compared to other G7 countries. These metrics need to improve.
Dan Carpenter, Wendy Zatylny • 21-min listen
Economic Forecasting with Ted Mallett
Canadian Economics March 22, 2023
In this episode of Economics Matters, we look behind the curtain at the world of economic forecasting. Our colleague Ted Mallett, The Conference Board of Canada’s Director of Economic Forecasting, gives us his take on how he and his team approach business of economic forecasting.
Ted Mallett • 26-min listen
Newcomer Integration in Canada: New Brunswick Example
Canadian Economics March 15, 2023
In 2022, Canada welcomed a record number of newcomers to the country: over 431,000 new permanent residents. In this episode, we consider the issue of the economic and employment integration of newcomers to Canada, focusing on the New Brunswick context. (Episode in French only.)
Julie Cafley, Moncef Lakouas, Jason Limongelli • 26-min listen
Future Skills Centre Podcast
In this series, The Conference Board of Canada brings you the connections that make us stronger as individuals, as organizations, and as a country. Hear from senior-level executives from our biggest institutions and leaders from Canada and around the world. For us, leader isn’t a title, it’s a way of acting in the world. You’ll hear leaders who are working to create a bright future.
In the Leadership Perspectives audio series, we sit down with experts to hear perspectives on the issues that are affecting the lives of Canadians.
Future Skills Centre Podcast (en français)
The Future Skills Centre Podcast explores some of the most crucial emerging challenges to the future of work.
Our Experts in the Field
The Circular Economy and Plastics Value Chain
Sustainability March 14, 2022
We introduce the importance of the circular economy, and the roles of sustainable finance and policies in accelerating circular plastics transition in Canada. In this episode, Babatunde Olateju, Principal Research Associate of Sustainability at the Conference Board of Canada, joins Dominique on the first of a three-part series focused on the circular economy, in advance of our upcoming Circular Economy Roundtable taking place on April 13, 2022.
Babatunde Olateju • 17-min listen
CIBC: The Sustainability Agenda
To Overcome “Wicked Problems” Lean Into Inspirational Leadership
Inclusion March 10, 2022
In this kickoff episode of Season 4 of The Inspire Podcast Bart speaks with Susan Black of the Conference Board of Canada about the challenges facing today’s leaders. Drawing on the CBOC’s deep research capabilities, Susan shares insights into the major pressures facing leaders across all sectors—from talent management to a return to premises to DEI and the future of work.
Susan Black • 19-min listen
The Inspire Podcast by the Humphrey Group
The Power of Attraction: How The Conference Board of Canada Leverages Data and Engagement to Empower Employees
Inclusion February 9, 2022
In this episode, Marnie and Russell sit down with the President and CEO of The Conference Board of Canada, Dr. Susan Black. Building a diverse and inclusive environment at work has been an important topic of conversation in recent years. In this post-truth climate, it’s more important than ever for companies and organizations to go above and beyond to recruit, attract and retain valuable employees.
Susan Black • 33-min listen
CAAT Pension: Contributors
Employee Health Trends
Human Resources January 11, 2022
The pandemic forced significant changes to the workplace, necessitating many employees work from home. Some of these changes have proven permanent. This highlights the changing workplace dynamics, as employers are evolving to remain attractive to potential employees.
Lauren Florko • 15-min listen
HRchat Podcast: The HR Gazette
Canadians Will Feel the Bite of Rising Prices Even More in 2022
Canadian Economics December 8, 2021
Inflation, rising interest rates and the likelihood of rising prices for Canadians. Inflation is a classic case of supply and demand mismatch, and the highest it’s been in three decades. People will feel the impact of inflation more and more as the year goes on as prices increase on every day and discretionary items.
Sohaib Shahid • 20-min listen
Financial Post: Down to Business Podcast
Re-evaluating Immigration Policy with Iain Reeve and Yilmaz Dinc
Immigration February 9, 2022
We talked about immigration in the wake of the pandemic, the difficulties immigrants face in having their skills and education recognized, and public opinion on immigration. We also discussed providing pathways to permanency for migrant workers, the challenge of attracting immigrants to settle in small and rural communities across Canada, and the need to prioritize immigrants with essential skills.
Iain Reeve, Yilmaz Dinc • 54-min listen
Moving the Needle: Senator Ratna Omidvar’s Podcast