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Thrive Global Thumbnail In Thrive Global, by Alan H. H. Fleischmann, August 1, 2020

Overcoming the Trust Desert

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Only by focusing on the trust “desert,” and building respect and understanding together, can we work to truly eliminate all the other urgent deserts that plague our most underserved communities, so all families can live in peace and prosper.

Fortune Thumbnail In Fortune, by Alan H. H. Fleischmann, June 11, 2020

Turning ‘ESG’ into ‘ESGD’: How investors can support diversity with their dollars

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ESGD is about prioritizing diversity and justice in our investments and a way to truly foster and protect a more inclusive society.

Thrive Global Thumbnail In Thrive Global, by Alan H. H. Fleischmann, June 8, 2020

Having Uncomfortable Conversations About Race

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If we are able to find the tools and the language to draw in some of these “uncomfortables,” it is possible that we could create allies out of a large group of people who might otherwise remain on the sidelines.

ForbesOn Yahoo News, December 3, 2018

President George H.W. Bush’s Foreign Policy Legacy

Former U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Carla Hills and Deborah Lehr, vice chairman at Peterson Institute and senior advisor at Laurel Strategies, reflect on the policy accomplishments of President George H.W. Bush. They speak with Bloomberg’s Alix Steel on “Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas.”

Forbes In Forbes, by Leigh Wedell, September20, 2018

Why Chinese Tourists Deserve Your Attention

In a piece for Forbes, Basilinna COO and Laurel Strategies senior advisor Leigh Wedell discusses tapping into the formidable China tourism market.

Forbes In Bandwagon, September 7, 2018

Jive Records founder Ralph Simon speaks on his journey in music

Jive Records founder and Laurel Strategies senior advisor Ralph Simon talks with the Bandwagon staff about the biggest changes in the music industry, what he looks for in musicians and singers, and his predictions for future music trends.

Entrepreneur In Entrepreneur, by Mary Pilon, August 23, 2018

This Company Finds Tough Problems In the World, Then Launches Startups to Solve Them

“Kairos is a company that creates companies. And those companies have a mission: Solve the problems that really need solving.” Kairos was founded by Laurel Strategies senior advisor Ankur Jain.

Forbes On C-SPAN, July 24, 2018

Senate Panel Warned of “Catastrophe” If Iran Closes Strait of Hormuz Over Sanctions

Robert McNally, Rapidan Energy Group president and Laurel Strategies senior advisor warns that the disruption in the Strait of Hormuz for more than a few days would be a “genuine catastrophe.”

Forbes In The Wall Street Journal, May 4, 2018

Saudis Move to Push Oil Prices Higher, in Break From Past Policy

Rapidan Energy Group president and Laurel Strategies senior advisor Bob McNally is quoted in a Wall Street Journal piece on rising oil prices. Summer Said and Michael Amon write, “‘They want more investment,’ said Bob McNally, the president of Rapidan Energy, who speaks with Saudi government officials. ‘The consequences of Saudi policy now is higher prices, but if you could have more investment at $65 a barrel, they would want $65.’”

Forbes In Forbes, April 16, 2018

GDPR Is An Opportunity For CEO Statesmanship

Forbes In Forbes, March 20, 2018

CEOs Should Not Run From The Gun Debate. They’re Already Part Of It.

Bloomberg On Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas, March 5, 2018

What to Watch at China’s National People’s Congress

Deborah Lehr, vice chairman at Peterson Institute and senior advisor at Laurel Strategies, speaks with Bloomberg’s David Westin on “Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas.” She discusses U.S. trade tariffs and the main issues to watch at China’s National People’s Congress.

Forbes At the Mobile World Congress, February 28, 2018

Keynote 8: Creating an Artificially Intelligent Future: Ralph Simon, Mobilium Global Limited, Founder & Chief Executive

Ralph Simon, Jive Records founder and Laurel Strategies senior advisor, speaks during Keynote 8: Creating an Artificially Intelligent Future.

Fortune Thumbnail In Fortune, by Alan H. H. Fleischmann, December 29, 2016

It’s Time For CEOs To Be the New Leaders of the World

CEO statesman article

Laurel Strategies CEO Alan Fleischmann coins the term “Age of the CEO Statesman” to describe a major trend in global leadership.

PR Week Thumbnail In PR Week, by Chris Daniels, December 16, 2016

Campaigns must demonstrate value or be drained from the swamp

Gloria Dittus PR Week

PR Week profiles Laurel Strategies’ Senior Advisor Gloria Story Dittus in an article about the new reality for Washington, DC-based communicators in the Trump administration.

The undefeated logo In The Undefeated, by Michael A. Fletcher, December 6, 2016

A president in oils and rhymes

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An art collaboration involving David Meadvin, Laurel Strategies’ Managing Director, is profiled.

 Endi thumbnail In El Nuevo Dia, by EFE Agency, November 28, 2016

Con asesores la Junta de Supervisión Fiscal

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Laurel Strategies Board Member Bertil Chappuis will lead McKinsey’s efforts to support Puerto Rico’s Board of Supervision and Financial Administration [Spanish].

The Indian Express thumbnail In The Indian Express, by Alan H. H. Fleischmann, November 14, 2016

Donald Trump’s undefined stance an opportunity to reform H1B visa system: Alan Fleischmann

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Laurel Strategies CEO Alan Fleischmann says that reforming the H-1B Visa program can improve the American economy.

Fortune Thumbnail In Fortune, by Alan H. H. Fleischmann, November 13, 2016

How President-Elect Trump Can Spur More Growth Through Tech

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Laurel Strategies CEO Alan Fleischmann argues that President-elect Donald Trump must heal his relationship with the tech sector.

HP logo In The Huffington Post, by Alan H. H. Fleischmann, November 13, 2016

He Won. Now What? The Opportunity For Tech Execs To Step Out Of Silicon Valley

Laurel Strategies CEO Alan Fleischmann makes the case for reforming the H-1B Visa program in the U.S.

Fortune Thumbnail In Fortune, by Alan H. H. Fleischmann and Ian Solomon, October 6, 2016

What It Really Costs for Colombia to Strike a Peace Deal

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Laurel Strategies CEO Alan Fleischmann outlines the challenges and opportunities for peace in Colombia.

Fortune Thumbnail In Fortune, by Alan H. H. Fleischmann, September 16, 2016

Is Argentina’s Economy Finally Having a ‘Moment?’

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Laurel Strategies CEO Alan Fleischmann writes that after many false starts, there are real reasons for hope in Argentina.

CNN thumbnail In CNN Opinion, by Wendy R. Anderson, September 11, 2016

Time to update our view of National Guard

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Senior Advisor Wendy Anderson writes that the National Guard is the connective tissue bridging the civil-military divide.

CNN thumbnail In DC Innovators, by Emily Wasserman, September 8, 2016

Sonal Shah Explains What Treasury Work and Sarajevo Taught Her About Innovation

Laurel Strategies Advisory Board Member Sonal Shah is interviewed about her experience in the Obama administration and the D.C. tech scene.

HP logo In The Huffington Post, by Alan H. H. Fleischmann, June 30, 2016

Don’t Confuse Political Incorrectness with Authenticity

Laurel Strategies CEO Alan Fleischmann writes that at a time of global uncertainty, people yearn for leaders who speak and act with authenticity and compassion.

 In Washington Life, by John Arundel, June 30, 2016

Social Diary: HBS Salutes David Bradley and Carolyn Everson

The HBS second annual gala honored Atlantic Media Group’s Chairman and CEO (and Laurel Strategies Advisory Board Member) David Bradley

The Diplomat In The Diplomat, by Deborah Lehr, June 13, 2016

Green Finance: A Strategic Imperative for China

Laurel Strategies’ Senior Advisor Deborah Lehr reports that the Chinese government can meet only 15 percent of the $600 billion annually for a minimum of 5 years needed to clean up China’s environment. China’s “green financing” could be the key to making sure the Paris agreement comes to fruition.

LinkedIn Thumbnail On LinkedIn, by Christopher M. Schroeder, June 4, 2016

Muhammad Ali’s 15 Quotes of Wisdom for Entrepreneurs (and everyone)

The day after Muhammad Ali’s death, Laurel Strategies’ Advisory Board member Christopher Schroeder shares some of his quotes for anyone trying to make an impact.

In The World Post, by Deborah Lehr, May 10, 2016

Protecting Cultural Heritage, One Act at a Time

Laurel Strategies Senior Advisor Deborah Lehr discusses what still needs to be done after President Obama signed the Protect and Preserve International Cultural Property Act to close the U.S. market to plundered Syrian antiquities.

Ayibopost Ayiti On Ayibopost Ayiti’s Youtube channel, May 3, 2016

Franck Daphnis : Importance de la microfinance du logement (video)

Laurel Strategies Senior Advisor Franck Daphnis, CEO of DIG (Development Innovation Group) talks to Ayibopost at the International Summit on Finance on the importance of housing microfinance for Haiti.

HP logo In The Huffington Post, by Alan H. H. Fleischmann, May 4, 2016

In Leadership Today, Excellence Demands Value … and Values

Laurel Strategies CEO Alan Fleischmann explains how corporate leaders have a unique opportunity to leverage social values to improve financial value.

Les Echos In Les Echos, by Laurence Boisseau, April 26, 2016

Les femmes sont plus nombreuses que les hommes à entrer dans un conseil d’administration

Laurel Strategies Senior Advisor Sophie L’Helias was named to the board of Kering [French]

HP logo In The Huffington Post, by Alan H. H. Fleischmann, April 3, 2016

Beyond Tolerance — Our Fractured World Needs Respect

Laurel Strategies CEO Alan Fleischmann explains what’s wrong with the word “tolerance,” and why we need to move past tolerance to true respect for one another.

Pioneers Post  In Pioneer Post, by Lee Mannion, March 18, 2016

Sonal Shah and Lily Cole consider potential impact of social enterprise

Laurel Strategies Advisory Board Member Sonal Shah participated in a panel at the Natural History Museum in London to discuss whether social enterprise will ever be big enough to save the world.

HP logo  In The Huffington Post, by Sonal Shah, November 23, 2015

Smarter, Creative Philanthropy for a Complex World

Laurel Strategies Advisory Board Member Sonal Shah wants us to change our approach on philanthropy to be more outcome oriented.