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. 

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.

The Role of Employers: Endemic COVID

Speakers include Francesca L. Beaudoin, M.D., M.S., Ph.D., Chair of the Department of Epidemiology, Brown University; Matt Craven, Partner, McKinsey; and Katelyn Jetelina, M.P.H., Ph.D., Your Local Epidemiologist; Assistant Professor, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

Path Forward: The Importance of Trust and How to Rebuild It

The next episode of Path Forward will start with a briefing on the latest research into trust levels, what that means for public and economic health, and specific steps individuals and employers can take to rebuild this essential component of modern society.

Civics Forward

Join us for a conversation with John Raidt, the author of Politics Inc: America’s Troubled Democracy and How to Fix it. John will discuss the dynamics driving the current political culture in the U.S. and the steps we can take to strengthen our democracy.