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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.

Aug 26, 2020

Moving away from hydrocarbons isn't all lush forests and clean rivers. Mining for rare earth elements can be a dirty business. Terence Kooyker of Valent Asset Management and Taylor Kuykendall of S&P Global Market Intelligence explain how getting clean in the long term may require us to getting dirty right now.

Aug 12, 2020

Bowery Farming CEO Irving Fain, Five Acre Farms CEO Dan Horan, and S&P Global Market Intelligence reporter Alex Bitter join the Essential Podcast to talk about food supply chains and the challenges of getting food to market during a pandemic.

Aug 5, 2020

Sudeep Kesh and Robert Schulz of S&P Global Ratings explain the complexities of corporate credit markets. Lower for longer interest rates, the search for yield, a false binary of investment grade versus speculative grade, and a global pandemic have all conspired to lead to a challenging environment for...