Emerging Issues

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation publishes content on emerging issues and related topics. Find and access current and archived items in our database. 

Civics Forward: Investing in Civics to Secure Democracy—A Business Imperative

Please join us for the next episode of Civics Forward: Investing in Civics to Secure Democracy—A Business Imperative as we explore the tie between civic education and the U.S. economy. Travelers’ Janice Brunner, Group General Counsel and Head of Civic Engagement, will be joined by William A. Galston, Ezra K. Zilkha Chair and Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution, and Louise Dube, Executive Director, iCivics.

Path Forward: Addressing the Mental Health Crisis

Join us on Tuesday, September 13, at 2:00pm ET for Path Forward: Addressing the Mental Health Crisis with Accenture North America CEO Jimmy Etheredge and U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Suzanne P. Clark.

Civics Forward

Chairman of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, Thomas Hicks, joins Senior Vice President of Emerging Issues at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Michael Carney, for this discussion.

Tech Forward: Breaking Down the Blockchain

Please join us for the next episode of Tech Forward on Breaking Down the Blockchain as we explore what you need to know about immutable ledgers, how to track business assets, and the importance of blockchain as the future of digital technology. IBM’s Jerry Cuomo will join us to discuss all the latest trends and updates regarding this rapidly evolving technology.

Path Forward Special Update

White House Covid Response Coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha will unpack the current state of COVID-19, including what we need to know about reinfection and BA.5 – the most transmissible subvariant yet. We’ll also discuss updates on therapeutics and current COVID projections for the Fall.

Talent Forward

Worker Shortage Crisis | Finding and Training Employees | Second Chance Hiring | Diversifying the Talent Pool | Equitable Workforce | Hybrid Work | International Talent Implications | Immigration

Health Forward

Health 2050 Landscape | Health Equity | Mental Health | Telemedicine | Technologies Driving Innovation | Eradicating Disease | Gene Editing | Planning for the Next Pandemic

Path Forward: R&D, Maintaining American Competitiveness

U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Suzanne P. Clark will host this discussion with Bruce R. Guile, Ph.D. and The Honorable France A. Córdova, Ph.D. This segment will discuss research and development, economic security, the state of science funding, and how we can address these challenges moving forward.

Tech Forward: Into the Metaverse

We will hear from the “Godmother of the Metaverse,” Futures Intelligence Group’s Cathy Hackl, to explain what the metaverse is and why it matters for employers and consumers, and Fidelity’s CMO David Dintenfass, to share how and why they’re building their own experience into the metaverse.

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