Phil Hauck, Envision Board member
Keep an eye on the results of the 2020 Census as they are published – and think about how they might affect Green Bay. For example, more and more articles document U.S. workers moving from high cost, high problem areas to lower cost, low problem areas. Why can’t Green Bay be one of them? The idea of making major moves from the East or West Coast to Green Bay certainly isn’t a trend (yet!), but the logic behind such moves makes our community a possible destination.
Phil Hauck, Envision Board Member
Imagine Brown County more than doubling its population within the next 20 years. Is that likely? If so, what trends might cause such an influx of new residents to Northeast Wisconsin?
How about a need for fresh water? Or ongoing climate changes that reduce fresh water supplies in other parts of the country, pushing residents to the Great Lakes region to survive? Based on recent experience, that’s not so far-fetched. Furthermore, based on an extensive study of weather and climate disaster patterns across the U.S., including consideration of their long-range trending, two local thought leaders believe such a population shift is far from fanciful.
by Nanette Nelson, Envision board member
September 1, 2021
General Motors Co. is currently headed by a woman CEO and, as of March 2021, a majority of its board of directors is female. This year GM said it aims to convert nearly its entire vehicle lineup to electric by 2035.
Inclusive corporate cultures have a competitive edge, according to recent studies (see links below)—better products, sales growth and share performance. Innovation, enabling success in today’s fast-changing, disruption-filled competitive world, is the key characteristic of these inclusive companies. Companies with above-average gender diversity on their boards and top management are more likely to have these inclusive cultures. Women bring work styles that include enhanced communication skills, more empathy, less ego and more measured risk-taking.