Policy Forum Pod

Business and the Sustainable Development Goals

Episode Summary

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.

Episode Notes

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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