9 episodes

Path Forward brings experts together to discuss how America will prepare to reopen the economy and bring millions of people back to work after the coronavirus shutdown. This is must-listen content for anyone focused on the future of business in the United States.

Path Forward: Navigating the Return to Work from the U.S. Chamber Foundation U.S. Chamber Foundation

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Path Forward brings experts together to discuss how America will prepare to reopen the economy and bring millions of people back to work after the coronavirus shutdown. This is must-listen content for anyone focused on the future of business in the United States.

    FIghting Coronavirus in the Workplace through Social Distancing, Sanitization, and Design

    FIghting Coronavirus in the Workplace through Social Distancing, Sanitization, and Design

    This week, Path Forward explores how social distancing, workplace design, and healthy buildings can help ensure a safe reopening during the coronavirus pandemic.

    Our guests include Dr. Lindsey Leininger, a professor at The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and one of the scientists hosting "Dear Pandemic"; Jeroen Lokerse, head of Cushman & Wakefield in the Netherlands and creator of the "Six Feet Office" plan; and Dr. Joseph Allen, director of the Healthy Buildings Program at Harvard University and expert on how indoor spaces drive performance.

    • 50 min
    What lessons can U.S. employers learn from how other countries are dealing with coronavirus?

    What lessons can U.S. employers learn from how other countries are dealing with coronavirus?

    In this espisode of Path Forward, we explore lessons the United States can learn from companies in other countries. A reporter shares some of the lessons he's learning from China, a global investor gives us his sense of who's doing what in terms of post-COVID recovery, and the head of a major medical association provides an updated situation report from Europe.

    Speakers included:
    Ryan McMorrow, Reporter, China Corporate Tech, Financial Times

    Christopher Schroeder, Global Tech Investor; and Co-Founder, Next Billion Ventures

    Dr. Frank Ulrich Montgomery, Chairman, World Medical Association

    • 56 min
    What does reopening mean for high-density businesses like restaurants and theaters?

    What does reopening mean for high-density businesses like restaurants and theaters?

    The latest episode of Path Forward focuses on how the coronavirus pandemic is impacting higher density businesses like restaurants, and what employers are doing to adapt to a new operating environment that includes social distancing, masks, and other protective measures. Guests include:

    Ret. Navy Vice Admiral Dr. Raquel C. Bono, former head of U.S. military medicine and key COVID-19 advisor to Washington Gov. Jay Inslee

    Michael Kaufman, former chairman of the National Restaurant Association

    Rick Roman, owner of movie theaters in Delaware and Kentucky

    Hosted by U.S. Chamber President Suzanne Clark, Path Forward is a weekly exploration of the issues employers are overcoming as they plan to bring millions of Americans back to work in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.

    • 50 min
    The psychological effects of coronavirus and how they're impacting consumer demand

    The psychological effects of coronavirus and how they're impacting consumer demand

    In this episode of Path Forward, we explore the psychological implications of coronavirus and how the COVID-19 pandemic is influencing consumers across the United States. Experts share the latest survey data, explore how our behavioral immune system reacts to the threat of infection, and discuss ways to reassure the public as businesses begin to reopen their doors.

    Speakers include:

    Dr. Joshua Ackerman, Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Michigan
    Kelsey Robinson, Partner, McKinsey & Company
    Rich Thau, Co-Founder and President, Engagious
    Suzanne Clark, President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

    • 44 min
    Transportation: Overcoming Barriers for Return to Work

    Transportation: Overcoming Barriers for Return to Work

    The latest episode of Path Forward focuses on the importance of transportation as we think about how to navigate the return to work. U.S. Chamber President Suzanne Clark is joined by FedEx's president and chief operating officer as well as the leaders of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Los Angeles Metro, and American Public Transportation Association. 

    How is the transportation system enabling the response to COVID-19? What are mass transit systems doing to ensure they remain viable amid declining fares and continued need for social distancing after coronavirus? The answers to these questions and more in this episode of Path Forward. This podcast was recorded April 27.

    • 57 min
    Masks, Temperature Scanners, and More

    Masks, Temperature Scanners, and More

    What do businesses need to reopen their doors in a responsible manner? Masks, thermometers, and other equipment are on the list. This edition of Path Forward brings a diverse group of business and health experts together for a discussion about the critical equipment required to get America back to work. Dr. Angela Hewlett, the medical director of the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit, teaches us about masks, health screenings, and other steps responsible businesses can take to protect employees and customers. Kroger CEO Rodney McMullen shares some of the best practices his supermarket chain learned while operating as an essential business. Plus, learn why the maker of every foodie's favorite thermometer is pivoting to produce infrared temperature scanners for humans. This episode was recorded April 23, 2020.

    • 56 min

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