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Market Solutions for Reducing Carbon Emissions

Climate change is a growing concern for business leaders and policymakers alike. What should society do and spend today to protect future generations against the risks of carbon emissions? Robert Litterman, founding partner of Kepos Capital, formerly led risk management at Goldman, Sachs & Co. He joined us to discuss the economic risks associated with climate change and market solutions for reducing carbon emissions. What followed was a fantastic, solutions-focused conversation. Listen...

Webinar on 2017 GDP and the State of the Economy

On Friday, January 26, the U.S. Department of Commerce released its estimate of U.S. economic output for the last three months of 2017, as well as its year-end 2017 GDP numbers. That same day, Business Forward held our quarterly webinar on the U.S. economy. Ed Keon, Managing Director of QMA, a PGIM Company, joined us to discuss the fundamentals of the economy, consumer trends, and areas of potential growth. Listen in on our conversation below, and follow along with the slides. Listen now,...

Conference Call: Tolerance and the Workplace: One Year After the Muslim Ban

One year ago, President Trump signed an executive order barring people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States, reasoning that “Islam hates us.” Recently, he retweeted three misleading, anti-Muslim videos from a hate group in the UK. Compare this with President George W. Bush, who, six days after 9/11, visited a DC mosque to show support for Muslim Americans. Bush had good company: 44 years earlier, President Eisenhower attended the mosque’s...

Margie Omero and Christine Matthews on Eliminating Obstacles for Women’s Professional Advancement

As the nation turns its eyes toward the real and problematic harassment women face in the workplace, employers across the country are trying to understand the challenges – workplace, systemic, legal – that make it harder for women than men to advance professionally. A recent study by S&P found that the U.S. could add five to 10 percent to the GDP by making it easier for women to stay in the workforce. But how? Christine Matthews and Margie Omero join us for a conversation on...

Mark Mazur on tax reform

Now that the U.S. Senate and House have passed their own tax bills, a conference committee will reconcile differences before each chamber votes again. Mark Mazur from the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center discusses the differences between the two bills and how they would each affect small, medium, and large businesses and the economy in general. Listen to the Conversation

Conference Call: Promoting Tolerance in the Workplace

Today’s workplace thrives on innovation, empowerment, and an open dialogue. But what happens when social discord and discussion seeps into the workplace, bringing with it polarizing views and sometimes intolerance? How are these trends affecting the workplace and how are organizations responding to this atmosphere? How can you ensure that your workplace enhances employee engagement and capitalize on your employees’ unique differences and experiences? Bettina Deynes, Vice President of...

Robert Carroll on the latest GDP report and tax reform

On Friday, the U.S. Department of Commerce released its estimate of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the third quarter. That afternoon, EY Principal Robert Carroll discussed the fundamentals of the economy, consumer trends, and areas of potential growth. He also covered policy issues that affect the economy, like tax reform. This webinar is the latest in Business Forward's series on economic indicators. We provide this programming to help you stay up to date on the latest information about...

Gregg Sherrill on carbon pricing

Gregg Sherrill discusses how a carbon fuel fee would work and how it would affect American companies' bottom lines.He is executive chairman of Tenneco, an $8.6 billion global manufacturing company and immediate past chair of the National Association of Manufacturers. If Congress and the White House want to reform the tax code without increasing the deficit, we will need additional revenue to offset cuts to the corporate rate. One possible solution is a fee on carbon. Proponents say a fee on...

Maya MacGuineas on federal spending and tax reform

One of the country’s most respected experts on the budget and fiscal responsibility, Maya MacGuineas joins Business Forward to discuss discuss federal spending and tax reform. She also covers the nuts and bolts of the recent agreement to extend the federal government funding deadline and raise the debt limit. Listen to the recording About the Speaker Maya MacGuineas is the President of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. She is also the head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt,...

Detroit Business Leaders Lend Their Advice to USPTO

Business leaders gathered at TechTown Detroit, to lend their advice to senior officials at the U.S. Patent and Trade Office. They discussed issues such as U.S. patent protections abroad, how USPTO could be more effective both internationally and domestically, and the best ways for small and medium enterprises to work with USPTO to ensure that U.S. companies remain competitive in the world marketplace. Business Forward partnered with TechTown Detroit to host the briefing. Officials from USPTO...

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