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  • #ChamberBreakers

    Verizon Business and Yahoo! Finance present an award winning podcast series designed to inform and educate professionals with alternative perspectives to corporate social responsibility at this time of crisis.

    Each episode showcases perspectives from key industry professionals as well as questions from Xavier White, CSR and Innovation Marketing Manager, Verizon Business, and Lianna Brinded, Head of Yahoo! Finance UK.  

Season 1

  • The statements and opinions expressed in this podcast do not reflect the views or opinions of Verizon and its affiliates.

Season 1 Articles

  • Startup Business Team At A Meeting at modern office building

    A different workplace: Diversity and inclusion in the age of crisis

    Understanding the complexity of staff identities and combating the disadvantage and discrimination many experience in work is central to how companies build successful teams. But management strategies are evolving fast. What do progressive executives need to learn to understand them?

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  • ChamberBreakers Podcast: Mental Health Support

    How CSR can help the young and the old beat the pandemic

    Some groups of workers are particularly vulnerable to mental health issues as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. #ChamberBreakers uncovers what business can do to help.

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  • ChamberBreakers Podcast: Homeless Support During COVID

    The crisis within a crisis: homelessness, transphobia, Covid-19 and how business can help

    The mental health issues provoked or intensified by Covid-19 have not gone away. The fallout among vulnerable groups from the first wave of lockdowns is still with us. 

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Season 2

This season we are focusing on education in both business and society through a lens of global crisis. Each episode will showcase perspectives from key industry professionals as well as questions from Lianna Brinded, Head of Yahoo Finance UK and Xavier White, CSR and Innovation Marketing Manager for Verizon Business.

  • The statements and opinions expressed in this podcast do not reflect the views or opinions of Verizon and its affiliates.

Season 2 Articles

  • Distance learning teacher assisting student with homework via video conference

    How companies can use CSR to power a revolution in education

    Education is no longer the sole responsibility of schools and universities. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic thrust parents into the role of co-educators in online classrooms, thought-leaders and companies were looking at how best to prepare young people for a tech-driven future, and careers that will be dramatically different to previous generations.

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    How leaders can redefine work in the post-pandemic era

    The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted corporate life in previously unimaginable ways. While many businesses adapted quickly to stay afloat, others have found it a challenge to implement new ways of working. 

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Season 3

For the third season we ask global experts the big question, “Is capitalism broken?” Each episode will showcase perspectives from key industry professionals as well as questions from Lianna Brinded, a Director at Yahoo!, and Xavier White, CSR and Innovation Marketing Manager for Verizon Business.

    • Why capitalism is broken and what’s the solution? with Robert Reich


    • In the first episode of this season Lianna Brinded, Director at Yahoo and Xavier White, CSR and Innovation Marketing Manager for Verizon Business, speak to Robert Reich, Economist, Political Commentator and Co-Founder of Inequality Media. They discuss the rise of shareholder capitalism, what leads to mass wealth inequality and the measures that need to take place for there to be less financial disparity between the rich and the poor.


    • How a gendered economy sets women up to fail with Sarah Kaplan


    • In the second episode of this season, Lianna Brinded, Director at Yahoo, and Xavier White, CSR and Innovation Marketing Manager for Verizon Business, speak to Sarah Kaplan Director, Institute for Gender and the Economy (GATE) and Distinguished Professor of Gender & the Economy at the University of Toronto. In the episode they discuss gender capitalism, stepping aside when it comes to equal opportunities and how to create an inclusive working environment.


    • The truth behind CSR in an evolving world with Susan McPherson


    • In the third episode of this season, Lianna Brinded, Director at Yahoo, and Xavier White, CSR and Innovation Marketing Manager for Verizon Business, speak to Susan McPherson, CEO of McPherson Strategies. They discuss how Corporate Social Responsibility has changed over time and how in recent years employers have proactively created CSR strategies for the common good, but also for the bottom line.


    • Healthcare’s sexism problem with Dr Roopa Dhatte


    • In the fourth episode of this season, Lianna Brinded, Director at Yahoo, and Xavier White, CSR and Innovation Marketing Manager for Verizon Business, speak to Dr Roopa Dhatt, Co-Founder of Women in Global Health. They discuss how capitalism plays into healthcare inequality for both female workers and female patients, how to close the gender gap in public health leadership and how to create parity for female healthcare workers.


    • Can robots and AI be racist? with Dr Ayanna Howard


    • In the fifth episode of this season, Lianna Brinded, Director at Yahoo, and Xavier White, CSR and Innovation Marketing Manager for Verizon Business, speak to Dr Ayanna Howard, Dean of the College of Engineering at Ohio State University. They dissect how robots/ai can be a force for good and level the playing field in an unjust world — but also what needs to be done to make sure Ai doesn’t perpetuate social injustices.


    • Case study: How D&I affects your bottomline with David Kenny


    • In the sixth and final episode of this season, Lianna Brinded, Director at Yahoo, and Xavier White, CSR and Innovation Marketing Manager for Verizon Business, speak to David Kenny, CEO of Nielsen. They discuss how it’s never too late to put diversity at the heart of your business and make a tangible change to the company by managing and prioritising Corporate Social Responsibility in a large organisation for the good of the bottom line.


  • The statements and opinions expressed in this podcast do not reflect the views or opinions of Verizon and its affiliates.

Season 3 Articles

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    Business leaders have the power to reboot capitalism for a fairer future

    While capitalism has evolved over centuries to become a dominant economic system, it is not always an equitable one, and often stacked in favour of the privileged few. In the face of growing global inequality, the climate crisis, and the devastation of the coronavirus pandemic, experts say capitalism’s obsessive focus on maximising profit risks further splintering societies, economies, and the environment.  

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    How companies can heal capitalism’s chronic problems

    Long before the global COVID-19 pandemic shuttered cities and businesses, the economic equality gap was widening, and many people believed that capitalism as a system had failed them. According to an extensive global survey of more than 34,000 people conducted in 2019, 56% of respondents agreed with the statement that “capitalism as it exists today does more harm than good in the world.”

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