Jennifer Hardwick, pandemics and global health analyst at OSAC, recently gave a webinar on the Zika virus titled “Zika and Mosquito-Borne Illness: What Companies Need to Know.” The webinar recording is available here; MAPI members can log in to download the slides.
MAPI’s research has found that the problem lies in how companies implement their diversity and inclusion strategies. Many businesses make the mistake of tackling D&I across too many fronts too quickly. This leaves many manufacturers stuck in a programmatic mode in which efforts are led by human resources but no cohesive strategy exists and programs are deployed ad hoc. As a result, diversity and inclusion are often seen as just another HR initiative and too few leaders and employees understand the link to business results.
I have put together a long list of topics of broad interest to members for inclusion to our Chicago meeting in November. From this list (and possibly including other sources) I’ll draw about seven presentations and match them to presenters.
Suppliers and other third parties can expose companies to significant legal liability and reputational damage, yet many manufacturers lack the drive or resources to map even their first-tier suppliers.
In an era full of “unthinkable” events, the world is now confronted with what might become the largest change in the global economic order since the end of the Cold War. Stemming from a close and angry UK election, we all woke up last Friday morning to find that the world’s fifth-largest economy
New technology is often the answer many companies are looking for. It may improve the product and distinguish it from the competition. It may be quicker to market, more cost effective, or meet a demand from a particular segment. However, there may be unintended consequences of the new technology as well.
Participating in the circular economy through material reuse and recycling saves companies money and minimizes environmental footprints. Read our interview with Andy Mangan of the US Business Council for Sustainable Development for a look at a pioneering pilot on resource efficiency and join us on July 12 for Andy’s webinar on the circular economy.