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Inside Asia – A New Season For a New Era

by Steve Stine

It’s 2021. A new year brings new hope. For those of you who’ve generously followed Inside Asia for the past two seasons, we thank you for listening and for your loyal support.

Over the course of the past 30 months, we’ve produced nearly 170 episodes, bringing to you insights through conversation from some of the region’s most compelling thinkers, leaders, and entrepreneurs. We’ve covered geopolitics, trade, technology, sustainability, the future of food, and leadership trends. We’ve covered vast territories as well, sharing insights from China, Japan, Southeast Asia, India, and even the Middle East. Asia is a smorgasbord of change and innovation and it’s been an honor and pleasure to be your host.

Of all the topics and ideas covered in recent years, there is one that stands out above all others, and that’s Corporate Purpose. Week-in and week-out, the topic pervades the changing business landscape. Beyond the death and devastation caused by the global pandemic, it has taught us one thing: We can no longer operate in the world in the same tried and true way. It’s time for a change.

How we as a society choose to address that change will define us for all ages. Corporate Purpose is to the coming decade what digital transformation was to the last. Increasingly, companies the world over are embracing the idea of conscious capitalism, committing resources to environmental protection and social justice. No longer is it enough for companies to remain myopically focused on growth and profit. Corporations are uniquely imbued with the kind of talent, ingenuity and resourcefulness to solve the world’s biggest problems.

In the coming weeks and months, Inside Asia will commit its time and energy to covering Corporate Purpose as it plays out in Asia. The region is uniquely positioned not just to follow, but to lead the world out of our current climate, health and economic crises. Each week I’ll introduce you to the companies, enablers, and thought-leaders who see Corporate Purpose as the hallmark of our times.

We invite you to join us and if you haven’t already, please search for and subscribe to Inside Asia podcast and the Inside Asia newsletter. Visit us at and sign up now.

The infamous Albert Einstein once said “No problem can be solved from the same consciousness that created it.” May 2021 be the year of a new consciousness.

Stay tuned. We have new episodes in store. And as always, we thank you for listening!