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Looking to make a difference but don’t see how you can have an impact on your own? Business Forward helps tens of thousands of business leaders brief policymakers on how best to accelerate the economy and create jobs.

With the help of more than 50 of the world's most respected companies, Business Forward is making it easier for tens of thousands of business leaders from across America to advise Washington on policy issues that affect their businesses. Business Forward is active in over 100 cities and works with more than 450 senior Administration officials, Members of Congress, mayors, and governors.

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Looking to make a difference but don’t see how you can have an impact on your own? Business Forward helps tens of thousands of business leaders brief policymakers on how best to accelerate the economy and create jobs.

With the help of more than 50 of the world's most respected companies, Business Forward is making it easier for tens of thousands of business leaders from across America to advise Washington on policy issues that affect their businesses. Business Forward is active in over 100 cities and works with more than 450 senior Administration officials, Members of Congress, mayors, and governors.

www.businessfwd.org

    Briefing: Environmental and Financial Experts on Financial Supply Chains

    Briefing: Environmental and Financial Experts on Financial Supply Chains

    In this episode, Business Forward hosted a briefing with environmental and financial experts for a discussion on financial supply chains. In their conversation with Business Forward Executive Director Liz Fairchild, these experts answered tough questions on a new report that provides analysis of the hidden climate impact of corporate finances, how the financial system is undermining the sustainability efforts of climate-conscious companies, and steps business leaders can take to help advocate for change.Guests included James Vaccaro, Executive Director at the Climate Safe Lending Network (CSLN), Paul Moinester, Founder and Executive Director of The Outdoor Policy Outfit (TOPO), Peter Gill Case, Co-Chair of BankFWD, and Vanessa Fajans-Turner, Executive Director of BankFWD.To learn more about the Carbon Bankroll report, please visit https://www.carbonbankroll.com/

    • 33 min
    Briefing: Treasury Department on the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI)

    Briefing: Treasury Department on the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI)

    In this episode, Business Forward hosted a briefing with officials from the U.S. Department of Treasury for a discussion on the State Small Business Credit Initiative. In their conversation with former Business Forward Executive Director Bert Kaufman, Deputy Assistant Secretary Adair Morse and the Director of the Office of Federal Program Finance, Jeff Stout, answered tough questions on topics ranging from job creation to how business leaders can support the SSBCI. 

    • 26 min
    Briefing: SBA Administrator on federal small business procurement reforms

    Briefing: SBA Administrator on federal small business procurement reforms

    In this episode, Business Forward hosted a briefing with Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration and the voice for America’s 32.5 million small businesses in President Biden’s Cabinet, for a briefing on the Biden-Harris Administration’s reforms to the federal procurement process. Administrator Guzman answered tough questions on topics ranging from procurement opportunities, COVID relief, and leveling the playing field for business owners.

    • 32 min
    Briefing: White House Briefing on the Supreme Court Confirmation Process

    Briefing: White House Briefing on the Supreme Court Confirmation Process

    In this episode, Business Forward hosted a briefing with White House Nomination Advisor for Engagement, Minyon Moore, White House Nomination Advisor for Communications, Ben LaBolt, and Special Assistant to the President and Senior Counsel, Paige Herwig for a discussion on the Supreme Court confirmation process. In their conversation, Moore, Herwig, and LaBolt answered tough questions on topics ranging from the confirmation process, Judge Jackson’s qualifications, and the steps business leaders can take.

    • 24 min
    Briefing: Advisors to the Departments of Commerce and Education on Building an Equitable Workforce

    Briefing: Advisors to the Departments of Commerce and Education on Building an Equitable Workforce

    In this episode, Business Forward hosted a briefing with Senior Advisor to the Secretary, U.S. Department of Education, Lexi Barrett, and Acting Deputy Director of Policy to the Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce, David Langdon, for a discussion on building an equitable workforce. In their conversation, Barrett and Langdon answered tough questions on topics ranging from skills gaps in the labor market, to education reform, and gender equity in the workplace.

    • 35 min
    Briefing: Council of Economic Advisers Member Jared Bernstein on the Economic Impacts of Build Back Better

    Briefing: Council of Economic Advisers Member Jared Bernstein on the Economic Impacts of Build Back Better

    In this episode, Business Forward hosted a briefing with Jared Bernstein, member of President Biden’s Council of Economic Advisers for a discussion on the economic impacts of Build Back Better and the Federal Reserve nominations. In his conversation with NewDEAL leader and Nevada State Treasurer Zach Conine, Bernstein answered tough questions on topics ranging from inflation, supply chains, to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. 

    • 37 min

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Klarqy ,

Really informative!

Great range of guests and very informative.

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Excellent stuff

This new Answering America series is great content. I love the host and really appreciate both the business and policy perspectives!!

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