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Foresight: The CPA Podcast asks CPAs to reimagine their position at the centre of the economy. La série Balados pour CPA : Voir demain invite les comptables à se repositionner en plein cœur de l’économie. Accountants face an urgent choice: embrace change or risk falling behind, losing relevance and being replaced by competitors. Foresight: The CPA Podcast takes a deep dive into how societal shifts are transforming the role of CPAs. From AI to ESG. From protecting the environment to protectin ...
 
Can we reimagine our future? What do we want it to look like? How do we get there? In this biweekly podcast, Ivana Gazibara, Director of the Futures Centre - powered by Forum for the Future, talks to innovators, activists and thought leaders about leverage points for transformation in this decade of climate action. Visit www.thefuturescentre.org for more insights.
 
The Environmental Transformation Podcast will bring you interviews with leaders in the Environmental Industry with the goal of providing Environmental, Sustainability and Safety Professionals, as well as and Business leaders with information about industry trends, regulatory changes, digital and software technologies, and service providers that are transforming the industry.
 
CSIS is a leader in researching, analyzing and identifying defense and security threats around the globe. CSIS programs study a wide range of Defense and Security issues as well as the evolution of past, present, and future defense and security policy worldwide. This research is led by the International Security Program (ISP), which houses Defense Budget Analysis, the Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group (DIIG), the Missile Defense Project, the Project on Nuclear Issues (PONI), Civil-Militar ...
 
The United States Secret Service is a federal law enforcement agency with headquarters in Washington, D.C., and more than 150 offices throughout the United States and abroad. Established in 1865 solely to suppress the counterfeiting of U.S. currency, today the Secret Service is mandated by Congress to carry out the integrated missions of protection and investigations. Subscribe to Standing Post to learn more about the U.S. Secret Service's unique mission and the people who champion it every day.
 
Everywhere you look these days terrorism and violent extremism dominate the headlines. Whether you follow what is happening in Afghanistan or Iraq, or in the West writ large, we are inundated with news of attacks by groups and individuals fighting for a 'cause'.In a world of multiple voices and opinions it can be very hard to know where to turn. One choice is to look to those who actually worked in counterterrorism in the national security world. In these half-hour podcasts 30-year Canadian ...
 
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Episode 101 - We would all like to 'predict' the future, right? We generally can't but that does not mean we can construct and use scenarios to be better prepared for what is coming down the pipe. Borealis is joined by Minke Meijnders, instructor at the University of Ottawa's Security, Economics and Technology program to talk about the importance o…
 
When a World Economic Forum study found accountants and auditors to be the fourth most likely professions to decrease, it was "a huge wake-up call for the industry," said Tim Jackson. He is chair of the Competency Map Task Force, responsible for creating CPA Canada's new competency map. In this episode, Tim describes both the daunting challenges CP…
 
Have you ever wondered how differently we'd act if we thought nature was watching and holding us accountable? In the third episode of the Futuring Podcast, Ivana Gazibara, Director of the Futures Centre, talks to Daze Aghaji, a Climate Justice Activist, Political Candidate, Student, and Freelance Advisor. Tune in to hear why decarbonisation can ach…
 
The last thing anyone wants to be told is that a loved one has been taken hostage by a criminal gang or terrorist group. What next? What can be done? Borealis talks to Rachel Briggs, former founder of Hostage UK and Hostage US on this fascinating issue! About my guest Rachel Briggs: Rachel Briggs OBE is one of the world’s leading experts on interna…
 
Our first episode explores what sustainability means in the financial world and what role CPAs play in creating a greener future. Davinder Valeri, CPA, CA. Davinder (director of strategy, risk and performance with CPA Canada) and EY Canada East Leader Anne-Marie Hubert discuss this critical shift in the future of our accounting profession. They dis…
 
The home of the Nazi movement in the 1930s and 1940s now has a significant 'neo'-Nazi extremist movement in addition to problems with jihadis. Complicating things are 35 different security agencies. Borealis talks with ICRS's Peter Neumann to get the lowdown on what is happening there. About my guest Peter Neumann: Peter Neumann is Professor of Sec…
 
As a practicing environmental lawyer, Joel Burcat writes environmental legal thrillers that are both electrifying and accurate. Burcat has completed five novels. Three of them are environmental legal thrillers, DRINK TO EVERY BEAST, AMID RAGE, and STRANGE FIRE. Both Drink to Every Beast and Amid Rage are published by Headline Books and are availabl…
 
The 2021 Annual Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals (AHMP) Conference is July 25-28, 2021. Rebecca (Becky) Neal is the Chair of the AHMP and talks about what you can expect from this year’s virtual conference. Learn what informative topics you need to hear about, who is going to be presenting, how you can earn your continuing education un…
 
Foresight: the CPA Podcast is set to launch July 15, 2021, but here's a small taste of what you can expect to hear. David McGuffin is the host for the English episodes in the series. David has reported around the world as a journalist for CBC. He was most recently a Supervising Editor for National Public Radio in Washington DC. Episodes four and fi…
 
Episode #035 - Please welcome Deputy Director Faron K. Paramore; he serves as the 22nd Deputy Director of the United States Secret Service. Appointed in March 2021, Mr. Paramore has direct oversight of the agency's daily investigative and protective operations. Mr. Paramore also oversees the agency's current policies and is responsible for implemen…
 
As impact investment gains momentum, how can we ensure our capital gets deployed to support the most climate-critical solutions? In the second episode of the Futuring Podcast, Ivana Gazibara, Director of the Futures Centre, talks to Stephan Nicoleau, Managing Director of FullCycle - a fund which invests in technologies that abate short-lived climat…
 
In the second episode of our mini-series on strategy, Florence Gaub has two guests: the pen-holder of the Strategic Compass, Jean-Pierre van Aubel, and Daniel Fiott, the Security and Defence editor of the EUISS. They discuss whether the Strategic Compass is, or is not, a strategy, how it is being put together, and why it is important for Europe.…
 
No one seems to be able to agree on what terrorism is or is not and lots of people call all things terrorism that may not be. So, why not get rid of the term and charge suspects with (attempted) murder? Former CSIS analyst Phil Gurski weighs in on the benefits of doing so. See also: ► Dutch court convicts woman for spreading IS propaganda ► Episode…
 
EPISODE 100 - To commemorate the 100th podcast in the An Intelligent View of Terrorism/Canadian Intelligence Eh series Borealis President Phil Gurski is delighted to welcome back US terrorism specialist Brian Jenkins to answer a simple question: whither terrorism? About my guest Brian Michael Jenkins: Brian Michael Jenkins is a senior adviser to th…
 
EPISODE 99 - In recent years some have said that Islamist terrorism is a thing of the past. AQ, ISIS and others are not as dangerous as they once were and we can see this in the lower level of activity of late. Is this accurate? Borealis talks to former UK FCO official Suzanne Raine on why vigilance is the better strategy. Read What should we do wh…
 
Canada is an outlier in the Western world in not having a separate foreign intelligence devoted to HUMINT. The conversation sometimes comes up that maybe we should create one - but where and how? In this Quick Hits episode, former CSIS Intelligence Analyst Phil Gurski looks at what Canada should do in this regard. See also: I, spy: Does Canada need…
 
On June 6, 2021, a man rammed a pickup truck into Muslim Pakistani Canadian pedestrians at an intersection in London, Ontario, Canada. Four people were killed, and another was wounded; all were from the same family. The attack was the largest mass killing in London’s history. It was condemned by Canadian leaders, and called terrorism by Prime Minis…
 
Just 2% of philanthropic giving goes to climate action globally and only 3% of this 2% goes to Africa. How can we create system change strategies as funders and investors to support the change we need to see over the coming decade? In the first episode of the Futuring Podcast, Ivana Gazibara, Director of the Futures Centre powered by Forum for the …
 
Episode 98 - Spies and cops have related, but different, responsibilities. The former live in the shadows while they collect intelligence. The latter are more open as they collect evidence to lay charges and go to court. How do we square these two professions? Borealis is joined by former RCMP strategic analyst Angus Smith to discuss these and othe…
 
HomeBiogas is the ultimate organic waste biodigestion system for home and small commercial applications. Oshik Efrati, CEO and Founder of HomeBiogas, explains how the biodigestion system works and why this is the best organic waste "Upcycling" product on the market. Learn how HomeBiogas is helping people around the world generating their own renewa…
 
The man charged in an alleged hate-motivated attack that killed four family members in London laughed as police arrested him in a mall parking lot, a traumatized taxi driver who witnessed the arrest told his boss. Nathaniel Veltman, 20, of London is charged with four counts of first-degree murder in the largest mass killing in city history, one pol…
 
Episode 97 - Most white nationalists hate Muslims (among other immigrants and races). Jihadis hate everything. So what can these two groups of extremists have in common? Phil Gurski talks with Dr Sara Kamali, author of the new book, Homegrown Hate Why White Nationalists and Militant Islamists Are Waging War against the United States About my guest …
 
Learn about organic recycling strategies, challenges, and how it fits into ESG programs with Ryan Cooper, Director of Circular Economy Solutions and the Organics Recycling Lead at Rubicon. We discuss why composting is a great option for many companies looking to divert their organic waste from landfill. Learn how circular economy practices are not …
 
Phil Gurski is President and CEO of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting and a former CSIS analyst. He tells CityNews' Rob Snow not enough information is available yet to say with certainty the allegedly hate-motivated London vehicle attack was an act of terrorism. About Phil Gurski: Phil is the President and CEO of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulti…
 
Phil Gurski joins CBC's Ginella Massa to discuss the latest news about the Muslim family killed in targeted hit and run in London, Ontario. About the host Phil Gurski: Phil is the President and CEO of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting Ltd. and Programme Director for the Security, Economics and Technology (SET) hub at the University of Ottawa’s Pr…
 
Quick Hits #167 - 4 people from the same family are dead and a fifth - a 9-year old boy - is wounded after a 20-yr old man in London (ON) ran them over on Sunday evening. Local police say it was deliberate, that the man targeted his victims because they were Muslim, and suggest terrorism charges may follow. Borealis unpacks murder, hate crime and t…
 
Episode #034 - Please welcome Uniformed Division TREK Patrol Officer, Louis Lara. After joining the Secret Service, he decided to broaden his law enforcement experiences by joining the TREK Program within the Uniformed Division's White House Branch. Since 2016, Ofc. Lara became a Nationally certified TREK trained officer, and helped restore and pro…
 
Quick Hits 166 - The terms we elect to use to describe things have their purposes. When it comes to terrorism there is a movement to use generic words to refer to specific types of violent extremism. Borealis protests this simplification of language, calling it what it is (i.e. political correctness). ► Watch video version on YouTube. ► See also Co…
 
Episode 96 - Canada is not normally seen as an intelligence powerhouse and is not blessed with the same intelligence 'culture' as some of its key allies (US and UK primarily). Who does intelligence analysis and how good is it? About my guest Greg Fyffe: Greg Fyffe was executive director of the Intelligence Assessment Secretariat in the Privy Counci…
 
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