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Responsible Business in a Time of Crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic has seen some inspired corporate responses, such as Unilever donating €100 million of food and sanitizer, and guaranteeing the jobs of all 150,000 workers including contractors. But what if you’re a small business without millions to donate? Or in an unrelated industry without relevant products to give? This talk will discuss what it means to be a responsible business, for companies of all sizes and in all industries.

Date
July 10, 2020 - 6:30am

Leadership in a WFH Era

SMITH BRAIN TRUST  Our pandemic work selves look starkly different than our pre-pandemic ones. The data – and our new “work sweatpants” – prove it.

These days, roughly half of Americans are working from home, compared to less than one-third of workers in the pre-COVID-19 era, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. How will we look going forward?

Maryland Smith Students Assist in Contact Tracing Efforts

Delicately balancing data privacy and public health concerns amid the coronavirus pandemic have created roadblocks for accurate contact tracing around the world. But two recent Maryland Smith graduates are hoping to be part of the solution.

When tasked with a project on leveraging big data, master’s students Laura Klett, MFin ’20, and Gabriel Castro, MFin ’20, realized they shared a mutual interest in improving current contact tracing methods. They teamed up to find a way to positively impact their local communities.

Maryland Partners in International Trade Share Solutions to Shipping and Logistics Challenges During a Pandemic

The Center for Global Business presented the third installment in an ongoing series of webinars by the MAPIT Alliance, “You Can’t Travel, But Your Products Can: Shipping Logistics During a Pandemic.” Building on the previous webinars focused on website globalization and digital marketing strategies, the third webinar was designed to inform companies of the challenges experienced with exporting due to COVID-19 disruptions and how to overcome them.

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