Special Report: Milken Institute and Harris Poll Launch The 3rd Edition of The Listening Project

This week we released findings from the third annual Milken Institute-Harris Poll Listening Project. This collaborative research aimed to delve deeper into the role of business in accelerating social progress by conducting a peer-to-peer survey of the Milken Institute Global Conference participants comprised of Fortune 500 executives, founders, investors, innovators, experts, and more. And what we found is that despite widespread geopolitical and global market volatility, business leaders expressed optimism about their own company’s future financial performance and the strength of the U.S. economy. 

Leveraging robust learnings from two years of global research from the Milken Institute-Harris Poll’s Listening Project and new insights from the thought leaders of the Global Conference audience, this year’s report highlights business outlook and approaches to today’s most pressing needs such as geopolitical events, DEI, ESG, hybrid work, generational values, and broader corporate culture.

I announced results from “The Listening Project” during the opening plenary of the 25th Milken Institute Global Conference. See below for ways to follow along:

Download the 2022 Listening Project Executive PDF Report here.

Where to watch us at MI Global

  • On Monday, CEO John Gerzema delivered the Opening Plenary with a first look at the global findings of The Listening Project, watch the plenary here
  • On Tuesday, CEO John Gerzema was a panelist in the Leading with Trust: Business at the Forefront panel, watch the panel here
  • Follow along on social with #MIGlobal

Where to catch us in the news

  • Politico’s Global Insider Newsletter, America’s Self-Inflicted Wound; Ryan Heath
  • Wealth Professional’s Tricky Times, But C-Suite and Investors Are Optimistic on Finances; Steve Randall
  • Press Release New 2022 Milken Institute-Harris Poll Listening Project Survey Reveals Business Optimism Despite Current Economic Climate

For more details on The Listening Project, prior reports, and our activities at Milken Global Conference 2022, please visit our Harris Poll-Milken Institute page where we will continue to post updates.

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John Gerzema


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