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. 

Twitter Chat: Defining Tech for Good in the COVID-19 Era: Crowdsourced Collaboration

Join our Twitter chat at 2:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, April 22 to discuss how open data, crowdsourcing, interoperable platforms, and their guiding principles of transparency and cooperation, have shaped the COVID-19 global response, and explore how these efforts will affect how we live, work, and play for years to come.

COVID-19: The Power of Data and Predictive Analytics in Pandemics

This webinar is the first event of a three part virtual event series on COVID-19 response designed to bring the tech community together to address the challenges and opportunities and really create a platform for collective action. During this webinar, we will hear from organizations at the helm of this effort to learn more about their COVID-19 models, how they serve different purposes, and where gaps in data still remain to monitor, understand and mitigate this pandemic.
March 30, 2020
Coronavirus Response and Resources

This page contains links to resources on business resilience and disaster recovery. As the situation with coronavirus (COVID-19) evolves, the U.S. Chamber Foundation stands ready to help communities navigate the significant challenges they are facing in a time of great uncertainty. Like any major natural disaster, the coronavirus will have a significant impact on workers, businesses, and the economy. The leadership of the business community has never been more important than in times of crisis.

Fast Forward Summit 2020

On September 29 and 30, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation will host a two-day, future-looking summit to highlight the people, ideas, and innovations that are shaping our lives and businesses.

Expanding on the Foundation’s FAST FORWARD series, this Summit will educate the public about private-sector innovations across various industries that are redefining the future and driving us forward. 

October 22, 2019
Renewable Learning
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As the labor market tightens and the pace of technological change continues to accelerate, it’s becoming an increasingly common theme that the traditional “one-and-done” model of education is over. As a result, employers, policymakers, and analysts alike are increasingly calling for new approaches to lifelong learning that will help upskill and re-skill individuals to compete and succeed in a fast-changing economy. In this shifting landscape education and workforce organizations are joining forces to experiment with new models with the potential to create pathways to opportunity and economic mobility. 
October 15, 2019
Creative Solutions to Tech Re-Entry Hiring
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This past spring, members of the Information Technology Alliance (ITA) visited technology workforce development nonprofit i.c.stars prior to the start of their Chicago conference. As part of a Solve-A-Thon activity, designed and led by i.c.stars graduates, the group ended up discussing an unusual topic in technology: re-entry hiring.

2019 Civics Forward Summit

On September 27, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation hosted CIVICS FORWARD to discuss the future of civic education, civic engagement, and civil discourse in America. We brought together leaders in business, education, and government to discuss how we can prepare the next generation for the awesome responsibilities they bear in a democracy.

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