When it comes to the economy, everything is connected. Join finance commentator Michael Pascoe who hosts Thought Capital, the podcast from Monash Business School, as he discusses the compelling topics that affect both business and society.
Adapt, or learn to live in a dirty economy?
Will the clean economy be possible, or is it a myth we like to tell ourselves?
Can sustainable investing pave the way to a clean economy?
Investors are putting their capital to work to create a better society. Will it be enough? With Professor Deep Kapur and Invesco's Andre Roberts.
What does it take to get Australians into electric cars?
Would business fleets going electric be the game-changer?
Moving towards a circular economy
How we can move from a linear economy to a circular one. With sustainability expert Helen Millicer.
The clean economy: Solving the energy equation
To have any chance of limiting climate change, we need clean energy. How do we solve this equation? And why is Australia so slow on the uptake?
Measuring the clean economy
We know we need to act on climate change. But how do we measure improvements and the setbacks?
What would a clean economy look like?
In this season, we're exploring the clean economy, with guests Helen Millicer, Roger Cohen and Dr Anita Foerster.
Introducing Thought Capital Season 4: The ‘clean’ economy
In this season, we're exploring the concept of the 'clean' economy. What is it? What does it take to get there? And what stands in our way?
Full speed into the future (ep6)
COVID-19 is accelerating society's digital transformation. Who are the winners and losers? What does it mean for how we work, live and learn? With Deep Kapur and the Head of Monash Business School, Simon Wilkie.
We’re cut off, but how deep should this moat be? (ep 5)
Caught between one very tetchy trade partner and another flailing superpower. We're lost in the world. How do we get unstuck between two superpowers – and can our trade agreements? The experts map out our biggest challenges – and how to solve them. With Nicola Charwat, He-Ling Shi and Paul Kalfadellis.
‘Dens of plague’: the future of the city (ep4)
How working from home, closed borders and social distancing will affect the property market and the cities we live in. With Jason Choo and Tony Venables.
‘Connecting the dots of COVID-19’
When it comes to the economy, everything is connected. Thought Capital podcast host Michael Pascoe takes a six-part walk through some of the implications of COVID-19, from our mental health, to whether cities are dead, the survival of small business, the economy and global trade and the winners and losers of all this digital transformation.
Will only the big sharks be left after the ravages of the pandemic? (ep3)
Small businesses have predictably taken the brunt of the pandemic wave. But with some innovation, flexibility – and a little accounting – some have managed to resist the undercurrent. With Tracey Danaher, Ralph Kober, Paul Thambar and Martin Halphen.
The marathon ride: driving the Australian economy through a pandemic (ep2)
The marathon ride. Record budget, record spending, record debt. Is this the right way to drive the Australian economy through a pandemic? With Professor Heather Anderson, Professor Giovanni Caggiano and Associate Professor Gaurav Datt.
Mental health – two small words, one very big cost (Ep 1)
Productivity Commissioner Dr Stephen King spent two years trying to identify the economic cost of mental illness and suicide. The human cost is even greater. And Dr Zen Goh explains how we can actually thrive at work.
The fourth industrial revolution and what happens next: Professor Simon Wilkie
The future does not belong to the robots. With Head of Monash Business School, Professor Simon Wilkie.
Forecasts are always wrong (but we need them anyway)
From weather-watchers to the lovelorn, ancient conquerers to prison wardens; we all want to know what lies in our future. With Professor Rob Hyndman.
The dirty business secret of modern slavery
Human trafficking, forced labour, bonded labour, slavery. It's in the products we use everyday. With Dr Ingrid Landau.
‘People before profit’ – how mutuals are teaching banks a lesson
Mutuals and co-ops are having their moment. With Professor Matthew Hall and Dr Paul Thambar.
Sustainability, after a fashion
Is the environmentally conscious consumer a trend, fad or just something at the margin? With Dr Rebecca Dare.
The economics of energy policy (it’s complicated)
Australia needs to reduce its carbon emissions. But that's about the only thing we agree upon, it seems. With Dr Gordon Leslie.
Can entrepreneurship be taught?
"There were probably three or four things that could have happened on any odd day that would have really shut the business down." Can entrepreneurship be taught?
Caught between two powers, where does Australia’s future lie?
The escalating trade dispute between China and the United States has Australia caught between its key trading partner and its key security partner. Should we be taking sides? And can our economy dodge the global fallout? With Dr Giovanni Di Lieto.
Why discrimination at work still happens
Australian anti-discrimination laws mean the bad old days of being sacked because you are pregnant are long gone. Aren't they? With Dr Dominique Allen.
What kind of leaders will Generation Z want?
We appear drawn to authoritarian, charismatic leaders. But are they right for the future? And will the coming generations call for something different? With Dr Nathan Eva.
Ageism at work
We're being told we'll have to work longer; but our workplaces still seethe with discriminatory attitudes. Too expensive. Less up-to-date. Less capable. How can these stereotypes be tackled? With Associate Professor Kathleen Riach and Professor Gavin Jack.
Human behaviour, observed one trillion times
It's a mistake to think the internet is simply data; it is a living, breathing manifestation of all our most human actions and motivations – if we know how to look. With Associate Professor Paul Raschky.
Why we need to pay attention to energy justice
The proposed Adani coal mine in Queensland has been controversial for its environmental, economic and political ramifications. It's a good example of how difficult it is to make sense of all these competing agendas. Enter an emerging new field of thought – energy justice. With Dr Diane Kraal.
Embracing the ‘enemy’ within: How whistleblowing can benefit companies
Australia's Royal Commission into banking could not have happened without whistleblowers. But they often pay a very high price for publicly revealing wrong-doing. Are they really the natural enemy of business?
Can less punishment lead to less crime?
'Tough on crime' is a favoured approach for many politicians. But what if the way to reduce crime was actually to reduce punishment? This isn't criminology or sociology, it's economic theory. With Professor Yves Zenou.
In search of a tax utopia
A tax paradise sounds nice in theory, but agreeing on what it actually looks like is a lot harder. The trouble is, Australia has a lot of different taxes, most of which we hate. Yet we need some form of taxation. So what should it look like? With Senior Lecturer Wayne Gumley.
Getting the most from your superannuation
Australia's superannuation system is world leading; but it is also highly complex and has looming challenges. How can people understand it better, in order to retire better? With Professor Banita Bissoondoyal-Bheenik.
‘Opening the gate’ to success in the world’s largest market – China
Getting to grips with the multi-layered concept of 'guanxi' is at the heart of doing business well in China. But do foreigners even have the patience?
He lies. He inflames. He leads? What Donald Trump teaches us about leadership
Grandiose, narcissistic, capricious – authentic? Why US President Donald Trump may be leader of our times.