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A Reflection on Veterans Day

It has been a decade since I last stepped off the plane, returning from Southwest Asia on what would be my last trip to the region as a warfighter. Yet, the images, smells and sounds remain vividly etched into my memory, and these experiences have shaped me and many others who answered the call to serve.

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opinion

The Global Energy Crisis Threatens a Perfect Storm for Reputation – How Can Your Organization Prepare to Weather It?

Every corner of the world is currently feeling the effects of global energy turbulence triggered by geopolitics and climate change. In Europe, the severance of ties with the Kremlin has led Russia to close its main natural-gas pipeline to the region, subsequently causing unprecedented price inflation and energy shortages for tens of millions of Europeans. In California, recent record-shattering heat and destructive wildfires nearly brought the largest power grid in the United States to the brink as officials pleaded with consumers to conserve power and limit air conditioning and electricity use. With the rationing of hot water already underway in Germany, and California officials advising electric vehicle owners to limit charging, the energy crisis has become a global issue impacting consumers everywhere.

4 minute read
opinion

Climate Action Hindered By Today’s U.S. Supreme Court Decision: Implications For Companies Already Focused On Reducing Emissions

Despite corporate support for regulatory action and the economic imperative to address climate change globally and in the United States, the Supreme Court decision today in the case of West Virginia v. EPA hinders the ability of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to regulate harmful pollutants, including carbon. 

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opinion

How to Commemorate Juneteenth

Juneteenth, or “Black Independence Day,” commemorates the freedom of enslaved Americans in the United States and is identified as the first Black American holiday. Short for “June Nineteenth,” the holiday marks the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, in 1865 to inform enslaved people they were freed. 

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opinion

Scaling Reputation For Global Operations

When an organization begins to expand globally, it often faces a new set of challenges that could mean adjusting current strategies that have yielded success on the domestic front. Economic, regulatory and operational factors are just some of the many considerations nascent global businesses must address to succeed on the international stage.

4 minute read
opinion

Words Of Support For New Moms This Mother’s Day

We realize Mother’s Day can be a difficult and complicated day for some, so please feel free to skip reading if this is a sensitive topic for you. Thank you. 

While Mother’s Day has evolved to be a day of celebration and appreciation by way of brunch, flowers, cards and (if you’re lucky) some downtime for moms, the origination of Mother’s Day in the U.S. stems back to social and political concerns that impacted women in the early 1900s. Now, there is a growing movement for Mother’s Day to go beyond the Hallmark Holiday, recognize the sacrifices mothers make for their children and celebrate the collective power of mothers supporting other mothers. I am very happy to see this shift, with deeper and more meaningful conversations being had year-round, and certainly around Mother’s Day, about how society can better support moms of all types.

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