11 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.

    COVID-19 Lessons Learned from Companies on the Ground

    COVID-19 Lessons Learned from Companies on the Ground

    This edition of Path Forward explores best practices from global companies that are innovating to maintain operations while protecting employees and customers. Guests include Dario Gil, Director of IBM Research, Louis Vega, President of Dow North America, and Rossann Williams, Executive Vice President and President of U.S. Retail at Starbucks.

    • 58 min
    COVID-19 & The Law: Navigating the Reopening

    COVID-19 & The Law: Navigating the Reopening

    An all-star panel of legal experts share thoughts about how the coronavirus pandemic is impacting the legal system and what that means for business. Former Delaware Chief Justice Leo Strine, Jr., former U.S. Deputy Attorney General Jamie Gorelick, and bankruptcy expert Peter Friedman answer questions about everything from how the courts are adapting to what small businesses need to keep in mind as they try to survive the economic crisis. Plus, Torsten Kracht shares statistics about COVID-19 litigation across the United States.

    • 50 min
    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

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