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The Essential Podcast from S&P Global is dedicated to sharing essential intelligence with those working in and affected by financial markets. Host Nathan Hunt focuses on those issues of immediate importance to global financial markets – macroeconomic trends, the credit cycle, climate risk, energy transition, and global trade – in interviews with subject matter experts from around the world.

May 29, 2020

Priscilla Luk, Managing Director, Head of Global Research & Design, Asia Pacific at S&P Dow Jones Indices, discusses the early signs of an economic recovery in China, the changing relationship between China and emerging markets, and the challenges for deleveraging the Chinese economy during the recovery.

May 21, 2020

Steven Bullock, Head of Research at Trucost, part of S&P Global, discusses the benefits of resilience in the face of risk and reasons for hope and caution on issues of climate change and carbon as the global economy restarts.

May 15, 2020

Reid Steadman, Head of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Indices at S&P Dow Jones Indices, joins The Essential Podcast to discuss the role of ESG in the midst of the global pandemic and a major economic slowdown. He explains how the experience of the lockdown may prepare us for further action on ESG and what...

May 6, 2020

Beth Ann Bovino, Chief U.S. Economist at S&P Global Ratings, explains the current state of the U.S. economy during the coronavirus pandemic and the role that infrastructure spending may play in an eventual recovery.

May 1, 2020

On April 26, John Tyson, the Chairman of Tyson Foods, gave a stark warning that meat processing plant closures resulting from the COVID-19 crisis may soon lead to meat shortages in supermarkets across the United States. Meanwhile, restaurant closures have also upended supply chains as food service companies struggle to...