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Leading with Empathy When Shelves are Bare

by Jimmy Szczepanek and Jordan Campbell| June 9, 2022

The nationwide baby formula shortage has stimulated a host of emotions that range from stress, concern, fear, frustration and outrage.…

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Does Corporate America Have the Fortitude for True DE&I?

by Maxine Enciso, Gur Tsabar and Michelle Abtahi| June 21, 2022

In the wake of the 2020 police murder of George Floyd, which reignited a national reckoning on racial justice, corporations and brands were seemingly quick to answer the calls for greater transparency and accountability. One organization after another announced wide-ranging social justice and diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) commitments, promising a sea change. But only […]

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Davos is Not Dead But It’s Finding Its New Self

Davos is Not Dead But It’s Finding Its New Self

by Aleksandra Barnes| May 27, 2022

Davos is a bit like marmite: synonymous with wealth, prestige and power, many businesses whose success rests on free trade and the ability to forecast economic trends, see it as an annual pilgrimage for mega-concentrated networking. Others decry it as a talking shop, and a façade for the most privileged 1% to travel by jet, […]

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2022 Inflation: How It Affects Businesses, Politics and Regulations

by Alec Varsamis| May 19, 2022

Inflation is making its mark on Americans. And it’s not a pretty picture. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) remained near 40-year highs in April, hitting an annual increase of 8.3% while inflation adjusted earnings for workers decreased 2.3% year over year. Looking only at food prices, this category rose 9.4% annually, second only to energy […]

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Honoring Bee Marks: Food Marketing and Nutrition Communications Trailblazer 

by Jaime Schwartz Cohen| May 18, 2022

May 18th would have been the 100th birthday of Bee Marks, a pioneer of the modern-day practice of food marketing and nutrition communications. If you don’t recognize her name, you are not alone.* A trailblazer whose impact was made before it was possible to leave a digital footprint, who didn’t seek the spotlight in an […]

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Gen Z in the Workforce: Key Takeaways for the Future from the Judges’ Table

by Beth Beasley| May 12, 2022

In the last few years, a pivotal shift has taken place in the working world: Gen Z has jumped into the workforce. That’s right. Gen Z is old now. Well, not “old” per se, but they’re no longer tweens and early teens. The eldest are a few years into their career and many are in […]