Politics/Policy

Mark Weinberger: ‘I’m Always Optimistic’

Not much fazes the former CEO of EY, who joined the boards of J&J, MetLife and Aramco just in time for the triple threat of a global pandemic, social unrest and political upheaval to hit. His take? Business will step up and survive. Here’s how.

The Most Important Product You Can Sell In 2021

With trust in institutions at an all-time low, consumers are desperate for something to believe in. Give it to them, by staying true to your 'enduring idea.'

Joe Biden And Leadership In Turbulent Times

Leading up to Inauguration Day, my mind kept going back to an interview I did in late 2018 with historian Doris Kearns Goodwin on...

Sonnenfeld: Big-Company CEOs Deeply Concerned About Public Safety—And Democracy

At a meeting in the wake of the attack on the Capitol, CEOs voiced worries and brainstormed ideas for how business can help strengthen democracy.

Business Leaders Condemn Mob Assault On U.S. Capitol; ‘This Is Sedition’

Jay Timmons, who leads the largest organization representing American manufacturing, said Vice President Mike Pence should consider invoking the 25th amendment in the wake of Wednesday's violence. 'This is sedition and should be treated as such.'

CEO Conclave Condemns GOP Attack On Election; ‘This Is The Moment For You To...

A longtime Chief Executive columnist convenes CEOs from some of America's biggest companies to discuss what is happening in Washington. Many spoke in outrage over a threatened betrayal of the Constitution.

Justice Barrett Brings A Badly Needed Voice Of Reason To SCOTUS’s Bench

Her brief track record as a federal appeals court judge includes a number of decisions that come down firmly on the side of keeping judges out of policymaking, enforcing contracts and observing strict limits on the jurisdiction of federal courts to hear cases at all.

In Poll, Big-Company CEOs Say They’re Open To Covid Vaccine Mandates

In a poll of more than 150 CEOs of America’s largest companies held Tuesday by The Yale Chief Executive Leadership Institute, 71% said they believed Covid vaccination should be required at work by companies.

Regional Report: The Midwest Weathers Tumultuous Times With Determination

While several Midwest cities have been hit hard by the pandemic and civil unrest in recent months, there’s growing optimism about the future. Many...

How 2020 Forever Changed The Conversation Around Human Rights For Businesses

In advance of International Human Rights Day, a deeper look at the trends CEOs are likely to see in 2021.
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CEO Optimism Again Climbs In April Amid Soaring Vaccination Rate

Chief Executive’s latest poll of U.S. CEOs finds growing confidence in the future of the economy; most now expect rising profits, revenue, hiring and capital expenditures in the coming months.