This week on Policy Forum Pod we chat to the Secretary General of the International Chamber of Commerce John Denton AO, to find out how the business world is implementing the Sustainable Development Goals. We also hear from Quentin Grafton about the Murray-Darling Basin Plan and the recent Four Corners show.
How are the world’s business leaders adapting to the Sustainable Development Goals? That’s the topic for this week’s Policy Forum Pod, where we hear from John Denton, the Secretary General of the International Chamber of Commerce. Pod hosts Julia Ahrens and Quentin Grafton also discuss the challenges facing the Murray-Darling Basin and tackle some of your questions and comments.
John Denton AO is the Secretary-General of the International Chamber of Commerce.
Lydia Kim is an Associate Editor at Policy Forum. She is currently completing a Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics alongside a Bachelor of Finance at the Australian National University.
Quentin Grafton is Professor of Economics at Crawford School, an ANU Public Policy Fellow, and Director of the Centre for Water Economics, Environment and Policy.
Julia Ahrens is a presenter on Policy Forum Pod.
Show notes | The following were mentioned in this episode:
United Nations (UN) report on climate change and poverty
Climate change causing homelessness
Women disproportionately impacted by climate change
London may be the same temperature as Barcelona by 2050
Poverty figures in the UK
Brexit’s economic impact
America’s ‘punitive’ social policies
Universal basic income
UN Social Protection Floor initiative
Criticism of Philip Alston’s austerity report
War on poverty
Sustainable Development Goals’ role in reducing poverty
This podcast was produced with the support of the ANU Australian Crawford Leadership Forum, held on 24/25 June. The Forum brought together 150 international and domestic speakers to discuss the theme of ‘Rebuilding trust’.
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