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May 16, 2018 11:35 AM PDT

How can the U.S. boost GDP by 10%? According to a recent study by S&P Global Ratings, the answer is women. Joining us in conversation this week is Beth Ann Bovino, Chief U.S. Economist at S&P Global Ratings. Listen to our discussion of the demographic and economic conditions that have led to a lag in U.S. workforce participation by women.

April 27, 2018 03:20 PM PDT

Peter Borish, Chief Investment Strategist and Portfolio Manager, Quad Capital Management Advisors LLC, joined us to discuss the fundamentals of the economy, consumer trends, and areas of potential growth.

Here are the details:

WHAT: Webinar on the latest GDP estimate

WITH: Peter Borish, Chief Investment Strategist and Portfolio Manager, Quad Capital Management Advisors LLC

WHEN: Friday, April 27 at 12:30 p.m. ET / 9:30 a.m. PT

March 02, 2018 10:28 AM PST

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.

January 29, 2018 12:29 PM PST

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.

January 17, 2018 02:12 PM PST

This week, Business Forward welcomed pollsters Christine Matthews and Margie Omero to discuss our survey on eliminating obstacles for women in the workplace.

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?

Our conversation with Omero and Matthews offers insights into policies that would help professional women advance their careers.

December 13, 2017 01:13 PM PST

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.

December 06, 2017 02:12 PM PST

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 Human Resources for the Society of Human Resource Management, America's largest society of Human Resource professionals, discusses workplace trends and case studies and share strategies you can use to manage differing views and conflict among your employees, while promoting diversity of thought and inclusion.

October 27, 2017 12:11 PM PDT

EY Principal Robert Carroll discusses the fundamentals of the economy, consumer trends, and areas of potential growth. He also covers policy issues that affect the economy, like tax reform, and take your questions. This webinar is the latest in Business Forward's series on economic indicators.

September 25, 2017 12:37 PM PDT

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. Gregg will

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 carbon fuels would generate $1 to $2 trillion over a decade, allow for substantial deregulation, and provide a market-based solution to reduce the leading cause of climate change.

September 21, 2017 01:36 PM PDT

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.

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