Created with Sketch.
29 minutes | Jul 27, 2021
Leadership in Challenging Times with Noubar Afeyan
The CED discussion series, Leadership in Challenging Times, interviews business leaders about the unprecedented challenges facing the nation and how they are helping chart a path forward for both their companies and communities in which they operate. In this interview with Lori Esposito Murray, President of the Committee of Economic Development of The Conference Board, Noubar Afeyan, Founder & CEO of Flagship Pioneering and Co-Founder & Chairman of Moderna, talks about the development of the COVID-19 vaccine, the rapid acceleration of biotechnology, and how public/private partnerships can breed collaboration and innovation. “If you ask yourself, ‘How do you know it’s going to work?’ you don’t even try. But if you ask yourself, ‘What do I have to believe to believe it will work, and what are all the things I’m going to bring with me to make sure I can iterate and adapt and change?’ that’s the thinking behind how we develop our platforms.” – Noubar Afeyan, Founder & CEO of Flagship Pioneering and Co-Founder & Chairman of Moderna
36 minutes | Jul 22, 2021
What is the Future of Remote Learning?
In this episode, Dr. Mark Milliron, Senior Vice President & Executive Dean of the Teachers College at Western Governors University, joins Elizabeth Crofoot, Senior Economist at the Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board (CED), to discuss the role that remote learning can play in reimagining a more equitable and resilient education system. We lay out the pandemic-borne challenges and opportunities for online learning, focusing on the potential for using education technologies both in and out of the classroom to offer more effective blended learning in both K-12 and post-secondary settings. This conversation follows the release of CED’s report, “Reimagining K-12: Emerging from Disruption with Insights for Reform,” that offers policymakers and education leaders recommendations for harnessing best practices from the pandemic experience and making online education a central part of K-12 education.
25 minutes | Jul 20, 2021
Leadership in Challenging Times with Margaret Keane
The CED discussion series, Leadership in Challenging Times, interviews business leaders about the unprecedented challenges facing the nation and how they are helping chart a path forward for both their companies and communities in which they operate. In this interview with Lori Esposito Murray, President of the Committee of Economic Development of The Conference Board, Margaret Keane shares her thoughts on corporate diversity and inclusion efforts, the role of the CEO, how to foster innovation in any environment, and the importance of company values. “It’s one thing to say that you have a diverse and inclusive group or company, but it’s another thing to have people walk in the door everyday and actually feel like they belong and can be their true self within the company. That’s where I think you can make a difference: When people feel like they can come in and be who they want, and not feel threatened in any way.” – Margaret Keane, Executive Chair of Synchrony
15 minutes | Jul 19, 2021
US Labor Markets and Policy Implications: Focus on June 2021 Jobs Report
Economists from the Committee for Economic Development (CED) and The Conference Board Labor Markets Institute join forces to break down the monthly US Bureau of Labor Statistics jobs report and reveal the relevant policy implications for the future workforce. In this episode, we discuss the June Jobs Report, as well as the factors that will make it difficult to interpret the impact of some states prematurely ending unemployment insurance benefit programs on their labor supply.
22 minutes | Jul 13, 2021
Leadership in Challenging Times: A Conversation with Judy Marks, President & CEO of Otis
As part of CED’s Leadership in Challenging Times series, Sustaining Capitalism presents a conversation with Judy Marks, President and CEO of Otis, and a CED 2021 Distinguished Leadership Awards Honoree, and Lori Esposito Murray, President, CED. In this conversation, Judy discussed the ways Otis has mobilized to respond to the urgent challenges presented by the pandemic, the role of the CEO in today’s evolving climate, the future of cities, navigating the US-China relationship, and important leadership lessons she has learned over the course of her career. CED’s Leadership in Challenging Times series interviews the outstanding business leaders who are the recipients of CED's annual Distinguished Leadership Awards, about the unprecedented challenges facing our nation and how they are helping chart a path forward for their companies, communities, and the nation at-large.
22 minutes | Jul 6, 2021
The Shareholder vs Stakeholder Debate: What is the purpose of the corporation and the role of the CEO?
This Sustaining Capitalism podcast is a part of a CED series of compelling conversation with CEOs about whether there is a shift towards Stakeholder capitalism underway and the implications of the debate on the CEOs’ leadership roles within their companies and in society. The podcast series continues the roundtable discussions launched by The Conference Board for sitting C-suite executives to discuss the practical significance of the shift from a shareholder to stakeholder focus. Sustaining capitalism is the central mission of CED’s work, which is to ensure that capitalism provides equal opportunity for all Americans. CED and The Conference Board continue to build on this commitment, including through this podcast series. In this podcast, CED President Lori Esposito Murray discusses these important issues with Jean-Claude Dubacher, a CED Trustee and the Chairman & CEO of B. Braun of America, Inc., a sixth-generation family-owned company that develops, distributes, and manufactures health care supplies.
46 minutes | Jun 30, 2021
Principals: The CEO of Schools and How They Help Prepare Our Future Workforce
Principals and teachers were challenged with organizing a new way of delivering K-12 education while schools were being shut down last year. Before the pandemic, less than half of 1% of K-12 students studied virtually. The new online approach required not only innovative and flexible educators, but also skilled and strong school principals to help implement the seismic changes required in delivering remote education to the over 50 million students who make up the K-12 population in the U.S. Joining us to help shed light on the critical school leadership role of the principal, on the lessons learned from the past 15 turbulent months in education, and on how principals can help ensure students are being successfully prepared for the future, is Ronn Nozoe. Ronn is a lifelong educator and the CEO of the National Association of Secondary School Principals, an organization dedicated to transforming education through school leadership.
19 minutes | Jun 28, 2021
Leadership in Challenging Times: A Conversation with John Rogers, Chairman, Co-CEO & Chief Investment Officer of Ariel Investments
The CED discussion series, Leadership in Challenging Times, interviews business leaders about the unprecedented challenges facing the nation and how they are helping chart a path forward for both their companies and communities in which they operate. In this interview with Lori Esposito Murray, president of the Committee of Economic Development of The Conference Board, Rogers shares his thoughts on the importance of boards, the role of the CEO, the capitalism debate and leadership lessons. "I think people want to stick with you when they know that everyone's thinking about the team first and helping their teammates succeed. Ultimately, that makes loyal, long-term employees who can help you navigate the most difficult of circumstances," - John Rogers, Chairman, Co-CEO & Chief Investment Officer of Ariel Investments.
13 minutes | Jun 14, 2021
US Labor Markets and Policy Implications: Focus on May 2021 Jobs Report
Economists from the Committee for Economic Development (CED) and The Conference Board Labor Markets Institute join forces to break down the monthly US Bureau of Labor Statistics jobs report and reveal the relevant policy implications for the future workforce.
35 minutes | May 24, 2021
Are Apprenticeships the Key To Alleviating Talent Shortages?
In this episode, Eric Seleznow, Senior Advisor at Jobs for the Future’s Center for Apprenticeship & Work-Based Learning joins Elizabeth Crofoot, Senior Economist at the Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board (CED), to discuss the role that apprenticeships can play in addressing the dual talent and labor shortages that have emerged in the post-pandemic economic recovery. We lay out the business case for apprenticeships, provide some ground level insights on how business leaders can engage in partnerships to more effectively implement them, and touch on the role of public policy to incentivize public-private partnerships that expand work-based learning opportunities. This conversation follows the release of a CED report, “A US Workforce Training Plan for the Postpandemic Economy,” that offers collaborative solutions to narrow the skills gap and better prepare a future ready workforce. CED’s call to action is for business leaders to strategically partner with training providers and educators to expand viable talent pools and to map training pathways to the actual skills and jobs in demand, including through apprenticeship models.
29 minutes | May 21, 2021
Harvard Professor Claudia Goldin on Women’s Participation in the Workforce
One distinctly disparate impact as a result of COVID-19 has been on women, and particularly mothers of young children. They have left in troves to take the primary responsibility for caregiving of their children during the pandemic. Preeminent labor economist, historian, and trailblazer in the field of economics, Dr. Claudia Goldin, currently the Henry Lee Professor of Economics at Harvard University and co-director of the National Bureau of Economic Research’s Gender in the Economy Study Group, joins to discuss what a reduction in the workforce participation of women means for them, their families, employers, and the economic success of our nation.
15 minutes | May 18, 2021
US Labor Markets and Policy Implications: Focus on April 2021 Jobs Report
US employers added 266,000 jobs in April. Overall, this is a huge miss compared to economists’ expectations of a six-figure hiring boom as parts of the economy begin to fully reopen. Fear of becoming infected with COVID-19, remote schooling and the ensuing childcare crisis, and elevated unemployment insurance benefits are temporarily constraining the labor supply, explained Frank Steemers, Senior Economist at The Conference Board. Gad Levanon, Vice President of Labor Markets at The Conference Board, added that, while recruiting and retention difficulties may ease later this year, in the longer-term by 2023, unemployment rates will likely be very low and sustained labor shortages will make a comeback. Elizabeth Crofoot, Senior Economist at the Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board (CED), noted that rapid technological adoption during the pandemic has increased the demand for higher skilled workers, further exacerbating talent shortages. She highlighted takeaways from CED’s report “A US Workforce Training Plan for the Postpandemic Economy,” which provides recommendations for business leaders on how they can help prepare workers for in-demand skills and jobs.
16 minutes | Apr 12, 2021
US Labor Markets and Policy Implications: Focus on March 2021 Jobs Report
US employers added an astounding 916,000 jobs in March 2021. Employment has now doubled each month since the start of the year, marking a turning point in the economic recovery. There will likely be 4.5 million more jobs added to the economy this year, especially in in-person services, explains Frank Steemers, Senior Economist at The Conference Board. He adds that job gains will likely hover around 800,000 per month in the near term, and may even reach 1 million. Elizabeth Crofoot, CED’s Senior Economist, also discusses the potential job growth associated with the Biden Administration’s proposed infrastructure package. She notes that, if the infrastructure proposal were to become law, the economy would add about 15 million jobs over the next 8 to 10 years. Yet the plan itself may spur less than 3 million additional jobs on top of what would be generated without it.
26 minutes | Mar 24, 2021
Ellen Galinsky On the Role of Child Care In the Economy For Employers and Families
After a year of unprecedented upheaval in the economy due to the impact of COVID-19, a trail of devastation has been left in its wake on both employers and families. What does child care have to do with recovery and future prosperity? Distinguished researcher and leader in the field of work-life, Ellen Galinsky, currently Chief Science Officer at the Bezos Family Foundation and president of the Families and Work Institute, joins to discuss how child care serves as economic infrastructure and parent work support, in addition to key developmental learning setting for children.
30 minutes | Feb 24, 2021
Kristen Broady on workforce training for the post-COVID economy
With millions of workers still out of the labor force a year after the COVID-19 pandemic first widely disrupted US businesses, for many, a successful path back to working may not be a return to old jobs. Dillard University College of Business Dean and Hamilton Project Policy Director Dr. Kristen Broady joins to discuss the promise and challenges of federal worker training programs and how to ensure the US can equip its most vulnerable workers with in-demand skills for a post-COVID economy.
15 minutes | Feb 22, 2021
US Labor Markets and Policy Implications: Focus on January Jobs Report
Despite a rebound from December’s job losses, employment gains in January were relatively small and likely overstated by seasonal factors. While there is much uncertainty about the next two to three months, the rollout of the vaccines will be the dominant force driving a strong employment recovery in the hardest hit industries, explains Gad Levanon, Vice President of Labor Markets at The Conference Board. He added that there will be a strong recovery in the second quarter and it will continue for the rest of the year. Elizabeth Crofoot, CED’s Senior Economist, also summarizes the ongoing debate around the appropriate size of the fiscal response. She noted that, in targeting full employment, it is important to find a balance between offsetting the risk of a slowing economy and concerns of inflationary pressures.
33 minutes | Feb 11, 2021
Lisa Cook on broadening participation in innovation
As the US continues to grapple with the economic shocks of the COVID pandemic, lowering barriers to the full economic participation of all Americans in proportion to their talents remains one of the surest paths to strengthening the long-run outlook for the American workforce. Michigan State University economist Dr. Lisa Cook joins to discuss her research on the pernicious effects of discrimination on innovation and prosperity, and steps policymakers can take to address them.
36 minutes | Jan 22, 2021
Erica Groshen on the risks of worker displacement and the COVID-19 pandemic
While the number of unemployed workers continuously declined from April to November, the number “permanently” separated from their employers continued to climb—suggesting that a continuing employment recovery would be slower and more difficult. Following a December in which employment once again declined, former US Bureau of Labor Statistics Commissioner Dr. Erica Groshen joins to discuss the risks of worker displacement during and following the COVID-19 pandemic.
47 minutes | Dec 18, 2020
William Spriggs on Workers in the COVID-19 Labor Market
In October of 2020, with COVID-19 case numbers surging, more Americans had been consistently unemployed for at least 20 weeks than had been unemployed—for any length of time—a year prior. With some workers facing increased risks on the job and others worried about being locked on the sidelines, Howard University professor and chief economist to the AFL-CIO, Dr. William Spriggs joins to discuss labor market challenges and policies that could help speed a post-COVID employment recovery.
45 minutes | Dec 2, 2020
Molly Reynolds on the future of Congress
As the 2020 election season comes to an end and a new Congress approaches, Molly Reynolds, senior fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution and author of Exceptions to the Rule: The Politics of Filibuster Limitations in the US Senate, joins to discuss potential changes in how Congress conducts its business or asserts its priorities, and how that could shape the next two years in the Executive Branch.
Terms of Service
Do Not Sell My Personal Information
© Stitcher 2021