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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.

Oct 21, 2020

Michiel de Smet of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation joins the Essential Podcast to discuss how re-imagining the global economy on circular principles can yield benefits for companies, investors, and the climate.


Oct 14, 2020

S&P Global Market Intelligence climate reporter Esther Whieldon, co-host of the ESG Insider podcast, discusses the fires out West, the electrical grid, and the challenges of climate change.


Sep 30, 2020

How can you insure against human ingenuity? Joshua Motta of Coalition and Simon Ashworth of S&P Global Ratings join the Essential Podcast to discuss the challenges and rewards of cyber risk and cyber insurance.


Sep 9, 2020

Biodiversity loss is a crisis. But is it a crisis markets care about? Ashim Paun, Global Co-Head of ESG Research, Climate Change Strategist at HSBC explains the costs of losing and preserving biodiversity.


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.