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Educating for Sustainability: Green Skills in Canada

Education & Skills    July 18, 2024

In this episode, we delve into the challenges, opportunities, and strategies associated with developing higher education graduates who are equipped to lead and grow a sustainable economy.

Charles Hopkins, Heather McIntosh, Kevin Nilsen, Tanzeela Faisal  •  32-min listen
Future Skills Podcast

Reacting to the 2024 Federal Budget

Canadian Economics    May 8, 2024

The April 2024 federal budget is like game seven of a Stanley Cup playoff run for economists.  It’s a critical time when decisions on spending and taxation are made that can help or hinder our economic direction. In this special episode we call on various members of The Conference Board of Canada’s economic forecasting unit to help make sense of the key announcements in the budget.

CBoC Economics Team  •  35-min listen
Leadership Perspectives

Don Iveson on the Future of Housing

Sustainability    April 23, 2024

In late 2023, a dream team of former elected officials, mayors and chief planners, Indigenous leaders, designers, builders and developers, affordability advocates, and finance and insurance experts came together to create a Task Force for Housing and Climate. In this episode, we discuss why addressing Canada’s housing crisis should include consideration of the climate crisis.

Don Iveson  •  55-min listen
Bright Future

Podcast Series

Bright Future

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.

Leadership Perspectives

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 Podcast (en français)

The Future Skills Centre Podcast explores some of the most crucial emerging challenges to the future of work.

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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