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CEO Forum: Building a More Civil and Just Society with Roger Ferguson (President and CEO, TIAA) and Steve Odland

24 June, 2020

"The social state of our union is unfortunately not good," warns Roger Ferguson, President & CEO of @TIAA. But there's reason for hope: "When we look at the peaceful protests, what we're seeing is a broad swath of America coming together around the same set of issues and concerns around social justice, inequality, racism."

Ferguson joins The Conference Board's Steve Odland for a wide-ranging conversation on the power and responsibility of America's business leaders in closing the social, economic, and institutional inequities laid bare by COVID-19 and the George Floyd protests. Part of the CEO Forum series.

The CEO Forum series features CEOs from across American industry who will focus on actionable insights to address underlying challenges of economic opportunity, childhood education, health care, workforce skills development, workplace equality and corporate governance. 


Steve Odland

Steve Odland
President and CEO
The Conference Board, Inc.

Mr. Odland is the President & CEO of The Conference Board, Inc., the most widely cited private source of business intelligence. He brings to The Conference Board an extensive corporate background. He formerly served as Chairman & CEO of Office Depot, Inc. from 2005-2010; Chairman, Pr...Full Bio

Roger W. Ferguson, Jr.

Roger W. Ferguson, Jr.
President and CEO
Chairman, Board of Trustees
The Conference Board

Roger W. Ferguson, Jr., is president and CEO of TIAA, the leading provider of retirement services in the academic, research, medical, and cultural fields and a Fortune 100 financial services organization, since 2008.

Ferguson is the former vice chairman of the Board of Governors of the US...Full Bio





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