Podcasts

Business Agenda

Fresh perspectives. Actionable insights.

Ashurst Business Agenda

A podcast series tackling the issues that matter most to businesses across the world. Ashurst’s experts and other global thought leaders reveal the inside stories of how organisations are responding in this time of incredible disruption.

Ashurst Business Agenda explores everything from technology innovation and changing consumer expectations, to workforce and health issues, and more. Along the way, we reflect on the strategic risks and opportunities for organisations, and share practical tips for business leaders.

All Episodes

In this episode, which forms part of a special Powering Change mini-series, we look at the current energy-from-waste (EfW) market, flag the major opportunities and challenges, and consider what lies ahead.

Listen now

In our latest episode of 2032 and Beyond, our podcast mini-series focusing on the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games, we explain how circular economy models will help government and businesses deliver a climate-positive Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Listen now

In our first episode of our new Future Forces mini-series, Ashurst Australia partner Ratha Nabanidham, who specialises in mergers and acquisitions with particular expertise in the infrastructure, energy and resources sectors, speaks to the Head of Global Infrastructure at QIC, Ross Israel, and Mark Barges, Ashurst partner in our Paris projects practice about the expected extraordinary growth and innovation in the world’s infrastructure sector.

Listen now

In this new episode of our Outpacing Change series, Australian futurist Dr Ben Hamer offers a glimpse of the future of work and explains how business leaders can rise to an array of strategic challenges and opportunities. This entertaining conversation between Ben and Andy tackles generative AI, climate change, hybrid working, career planning, and much more.

Listen now

Welcome to the third episode in our mini-series with James Harayda from Gentoo Sailing team.

In this episode, Ashurst's Global Chair Karen Davies is joined by James Harayda, skipper and team principal at the Gentoo Sailing team to discuss the topic of resilience.

Listen now

Welcome to the second episode in our mini-series with James Harayda from Ashurst partner - Gentoo Sailing team.

In this episode, Ashurst Partner Cameron Smith is joined by James Harayda, skipper and team principle at the Gentoo Sailing team.

Listen now

Inspired by nature, Pierre Paslier and his colleagues at Notpla are reinventing food packaging to protect the environment and end single-use plastic packaging.

Listen now

Innovator and entrepreneur Wayne Gerard outlines the ambitious sustainability goals of the 2032 Brisbane Games, and the huge potential for businesses and communities to play a part.

Listen now

Ashurst experts discuss sustainable infrastructure measures to come out of the Brisbane 2032 Master Plan.

Listen now

Life is made up of key moments and for quadruple amputee Cor Hutton, these moments have been significant. In June 2013, Cor nearly lost her life after suffering acute pneumonia and sepsis. Surgeons were forced to amputate both her hands and her legs below the knee. But she didn't let this setback stop her, and the impact that Cor has had since this trauma is truly remarkable.

Listen now

Transport innovator Jeral Poskey reflects on his extraordinary career journey – from rural Texas and Washington DC, to Stanford and Silicon Valley – and explains his passion for better connecting cities and communities.

Listen now

Find out how social enterprise entrepreneur Kimberley Abbott blends business savvy, ethical intent and engineering know-how in her ground-breaking FinTech start-up Vested Impact.

Listen now

Crown Estate's Dan Labbad delves into how placemaking impacts people's land, lives, leisure and learning.

Listen now

As part of Ashurst's 'Reimagining Real Estate' campaign, our Practice Group Head Richard Vernon speaks with David Lockyer, Head of Campuses at British Land. In a wide-ranging discussion, the two of them discuss what is meant by 'placemaking', why it's so important, and how it can best be achieved.

Listen now

Infrastructure leaders Adrian Dwyer, Infrastructure Partnerships Australia and James Heath, UK's National Infrastructure Commission talk with Ashurst's Harvey Weaver about how their sector can help address some pressing global challenges.

Listen now

Lauren Brignull from the Ashurst Risk Advisory team hosts the second episode of the series announcing our new partnership with cultural transformation experts Sentis.

Listen now

Lauren Brignull from the Ashurst Risk Advisory team hosts a team of experts announcing our new partnership with cultural transformation experts Sentis.

Listen now

The Brisbane 2032 Games promises to be a game changer to the way we view global events. As the world's first climate-positive Olympic games, the Brisbane games is set to be the catalyst for some of Australia's largest infrastructural, cultural, and technological projects.

Listen now

Welcome to the first episode of our new mini-series from our partnership with McKinsey & Company on their Global Infrastructure Initiative (GII).

Listen now

This episode is the fourth and final episode in our Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) mini-series where we explore the future of work and WHS trends in Australia.

Listen now

As part of Ashurst’s 'Reimagining Real Estate' campaign, our Practice Group Head Richard Vernon speaks with Selina Mason, Director of Masterplanning at Lendlease, and Bek Seeley, Managing Director for Development in Europe at Lendlease. In a widespread discussion, the trio discuss the mystery around placemaking, what do we mean by 'placemaking' and how we know it has been achieved.

Listen now

This is the third episode of our mini-series about trends in workplace health and safety.

Listen now

This is the second episode of our mini-series about trends in workplace health and safety.

Listen now

This is the first episode of our mini-series about trends in workplace health and safety.

Listen now

Lawrence Slade, CEO of the Global Infrastructure Investor Association (GIIA), Mark Elsey, Ashurst Partner and global Co-Chair of Infrastructure and Michael Burns, Ashurst Partner and global Co-Chair of Energy speak about the latest report to be released by Ashurst's Infrastructure group.

Listen now

International Day for People with Disability (IDPwD) is marked annually on 3 December around the world, and aims to increase awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and celebrate their achievements and contributions.

Listen now

This is the third podcast episode of our Road to the 2032 Brisbane Olympics mini-series.

Listen now

The information provided is not intended to be a comprehensive review of all developments in the law and practice, or to cover all aspects of those referred to. Listeners should take legal advice before applying it to specific issues or transactions.