Our podcasts cover a range of topics from climate change to resilience and mental health.

Advantage business breakfast

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Economic and Markets ’23 Review & ’24 Preview

Positive Economist, Susan HayesCulleton, returned to host our Economic and Markets review and was joined by fellow panellists and regular contributors, Conor Lambe, Chief Economist & Head of Strategy at Danske Bank, John-Paul Coleman, Head of Markets & Treasury at Danske Bank and Stephen Kelly, CEO of Manufacturing NI. In this session they discussed; How the NI economy has performed in 2023 and the outlook for 2024, Drivers of recent moves in foreign exchange and interest rates, Opportunities for NI and perspectives on NI Business. Susan again contributes her own knowledge and insights to include a broader Ireland and UK context.

Recorded 05.12.23.

Climate series episode 2

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Climate Series – Episode 2: How to implement and report on your Climate Action Plan

In this episode we cover; where NI is in terms of climate action policy and regulation, what best practice looks like, what to measure, disclosing and reporting on your climate action plan, how to demonstrate the process your organisation has gone through, people and resources and where to go for help. Our subject matter experts for this episode are; Catherine Duggan, Sustainability Manager at Grant Thornton, Glenn Watterson, Partner at Mills Selig and hosted by Chris Martin, Head of Sustainability at Danske Bank.

Recorded 22.06.23.

Danske insights episode 1 climate action plan

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Climate Series - Episode 1: Why have a Climate Action Plan and where do I start?

In Episode One of this ‘Getting ahead on your road to net zero series’ you will hear from Chris Martin, Head of Sustainability at Danske Bank, Lisa McIlvenna, Deputy Managing Director at BITCNI and Danielle McCormick, Founder and Chair at All Ireland Sustainability. Our subject experts will cover; why you need a climate action plan, how to get started, what should you be measuring and tracking and where to go for additional help, guidance and enquiries around funding. Having the right strategy is essential to keep your business ahead of the market and gain opportunities from being a low carbon business, partner, or supplier.

Recorded 31.05.23.

Nigel owens talking to Thomas Kane about life after Rugby

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Nigel Owens Life After Rugby

Thomas Kane is joined by legendary rugby referee Nigel Owens who retired in 2020 after a ground-breaking career to follow his dream of becoming a farmer. In this podcast, Nigel talks openly about his life growing up in rural West Wales, the pressures of refereeing World Cup Finals, the mental health struggles he faced coming to terms with his sexuality and how rugby ultimately saved him.

Climate change Risks and opportunities for businesses in Northern Ireland 

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Climate Change, risks and opportunities for businesses in NI

In this podcast we discuss the impact of the climate crisis on Northern Ireland and the implications this has for business. You will hear from Géraldine Noé, Head of Environmental Sustainability at Business in the Community NI and Chris Martin, Head of Climate Risk and Strategy at Danske Bank. They highlight why companies in NI need to develop a green and sustainable strategy for their business, how they can start and where to find help and resources.

Fighting back with Frampton

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Fighting Back With Frampton

Northern Ireland’s first two-weight World Champion boxer Carl Frampton joins our host Dr. Wendy Austin MBE to discuss resilience and bouncing back in a post-COVID society. How does Frampton deal with adversity and what advice does he have for building resilience and overcoming setbacks? Listen to the Danske Advantage podcast to find out this and so much more!

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