Beyond the big headlines, what can CEOs and their organizations do to really move the needle on complex, stubborn social problems: poverty and inequality, unemployment, health and healthcare inequities, and education disparities? Fred Keller, chair and founder of Cascade Engineering, and Center for Higher Ambition Leadership Fellow Kate Isaacs recently authored an article highlighting the work of a committed group of CEOs in Southwest Michigan doing exactly that. Talent 2025 is taking a highly collaborative approach to go after complex social problems too big and complex for any one party alone to solve.
For example, Talent 2025:
- Piloted and launched a reading program that has achieved a dramatic improvement in reading scores.
- Set commitments and clear actions in motion to build more diversity within the region’s businesses.
- Publishes an annual Talent Assessment and Outlookreport on education and workforce development needs and a dashboard of regional educational, employment, and labor force metrics.
For those who would like to learn from their model, here is a detailed explanation of the Talent 2025 process.
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