Global Commerce Exchange

Welcome to Global Commerce Exchange. Our flagship podcast grew out of Professor Peter Maillet's conviction that global awareness and understanding are more important today than ever, especially during this time of urgent social, environmental, geopolitical, and technological challenges. These conversations are aimed at connecting our McIntire community of students, alumni, and friends to the global conversation on the future of business. Now, let’s get started. Join us for twice monthly conversations during the academic year as we explore the intersection of global affairs and business through curated discussions with top business leaders and thinkers. Peter Maillet, McIntire Center for Global Commerce https://experience.mcintire.virginia.edu/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/GCX-Header-New.png https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/global-commerce-exchange/id1535478469
Change Agents: How Leaders and Investors Can Build a Better World

Jacqueline Novogratz, a pioneer in the field of impact investing and New York Times best-selling author, discusses how philanthropic patient capital can play a role in tackling global poverty. The founder and CEO of impact investment firm Acumen, she shares with Prof. Maillet her vision for how we can develop leaders with character to reimagine our global institutions.

2021-05-05 09:30:52
Adventure Capitalist: Finding Hidden Gems in Emerging Markets

Martin Josefsson, a global investor at London-based Elephant Asset Management, discusses how he finds investment opportunities in emerging markets from Indonesia to India and Kenya. He discusses investing during a global pandemic and evolving corporate governance standards in emerging financial markets.

2021-03-31 09:18:44
Back in the Classroom: Student Q and A

A lively discussion of current topics in global financial markets, disruptive technology, and impact investing. In this episode, Prof. Maillet is joined by six fourth-year students at UVA’s McIntire School of Commerce and McIntire visiting lecturer Rick Carew. In the course of the question-and-answer session, Prof. Maillet provides historical context on the state of equity markets, as well as the potential impact of rising inflation on markets and the economy.

2021-03-11 14:12:13
Tech Investing: Hunting for Outperformance

Qiao Ma - portfolio manager at Cooper Investors in Melbourne, Australia - discusses how she finds attractive investments in the ever-changing landscape of global technology. She explains how many of the most attractive stocks in her portfolio today are companies operating in traditional industries adopting technology innovation faster than their peers. Qiao shares with Prof. Maillet how she studies management team cultures and why founder-led companies can often outperform in the midst of industry disruption.

2020-12-17 06:05:13
The Middle East: A Future Beyond Oil

Barbara Leaf, former U.S. ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, discusses the role of the Middle East in the global economy and how progressive policies are linked to economic development. As a long-time U.S. diplomat, she analyzes the prospects for the Gulf region’s future beyond oil and the constructive role that the U.S. can play in the region. Ambassador Leaf also shares with Prof. Maillet her personal experience as a woman in senior diplomatic roles across the region.

2020-12-11 11:26:59
Impact Investing: Doing Well by Doing Good

A panel of distinguished investors - Marisa Drew, Chief Sustainability Officer at Credit Suisse; Max Gottschalk, Founding Partner of Ocean 14 Capital; Meredith Shields of Sorenson Impact Foundation; and Kunal Doshi of Capricorn Investment Group - discuss how global investors, from asset managers to endowments and family offices, are increasingly focused on putting capital into ventures aimed at improving society while also creating sustainable long-term returns for shareholders. These impact investors (all McIntire alumni) are redefining what it means to make a "successful" investment by prioritizing not only doing well but also doing good. They share with Prof. Maillet how this rapidly emerging investment space is integrating environmental, social, and governance (ESG) goals with traditional financial return metrics. The views and opinions expressed on the Global Commerce Exchange podcast are those of the guests and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia.

2020-11-25 01:30:00
Africa’s Internet: Driving Economic Empowerment

Cassandra Enyan shares her experience working for Google on projects across the African continent. Working with local partners from Ghana to South Africa to expand internet accessibility, she’s had a front-row seat to the digital revolution changing small businesses and livelihoods across Africa. She shares with Prof. Maillet some of the innovative ways local African companies are using technology - particularly digital banking and payments - and explains the continent's budding startup scene.   The views and opinions expressed on the Global Commerce Exchange podcast are those of the guests and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia.

2020-10-30 21:35:00
Understanding the Global Value Chain

Susan Lund, economist and senior partner at McKinsey Global Institute, discusses changing global trade flows and how companies are rethinking the management of increasingly complex and dynamic international supply chains. Susan shares McKinsey's cutting-edge research on the challenges today's executives face in adapting to geopolitical shocks and the issues the Covid-19 pandemic has raised for multinational companies. She discusses with Prof. Peter Maillet how McKinsey views the future of globalization and recommendations for adapting to an ever changing global economy. The views and opinions expressed on the Global Commerce Exchange podcast are those of the guests and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia.

2020-10-08 20:34:00
The View from Beijing: Tales from 2020

Jonathan Cheng, China bureau chief of The Wall Street Journal, discusses how the year has unfolded from his vantage point as a foreign correspondent based in Beijing. Jon shares how he first learned about a new coronavirus emerging from Wuhan and sent his team of reporters to the front lines. He discusses with Prof. Peter Maillet how WSJ covered the pandemic while his American reporting team faced expulsion from China. The views and opinions expressed on the Global Commerce Exchange podcast are those of the guests and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia.

2020-10-07 17:25:00