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American Sustainable Business Council

The American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) is a national coalition of mission-driven businesses, social enterprises and sustainable business networks working to create a vibrant, just and sustainable economy. What unites us is a deep belief that we must move to a new economy that is grounded in principles of sustainability and equity.

The Council represents over 55,000 businesses and enterprises and more than 150,000 executives, owners, investors, entrepreneurs and business professionals. It is comprised of partners, which are organizations that represent businesses and social enterprises as well as entrepreneurs, executives, owners and investors committed to building a vibrant, just, and sustainable economy.

ASBC promotes policy change by educating and informing the business community, policy makers and the media about the business case for change, and by engaging the leaders of businesses and enterprises in building broad support for the policies America needs. We work on a range of policy areas, including: financial reform, health care, chemicals policy, climate change and business taxes.

We believe that the policies that will lead us to a sustainable and just economy are also good for business and good for America. Making the right commitments and investments will produce more and better jobs, build strength in key technologies, and make the U.S. more independent and secure.

Businesses Fear Climate Change New Poll Shows Business Owners Worried Image

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06-25-14

Businesses Fear Climate Change New Poll Shows Business Owners Worried

Today, the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC), which represents a membership network of more than 200,000 businesses, released new poll results showing that a large majority of small business owners see climate change as a risk to their businesses. A majority also want the federal gover...

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03-25-14

Business Leaders Endorse Proposed New EPA Clean Water Rule

Today, the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC), which with its member organizations represents more than 200,000 businesses across the U.S., announced its support for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new proposed rule for water safety. The rule clarifies the EPA’s...

Leading Mattress Manufacturer CEO Testifies in Support of Stronger Regulation of Toxic Chemicals before U.S. House Subcommittee Image

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03-12-14

Leading Mattress Manufacturer CEO Testifies in Support of Stronger Regulation of Toxic Chemicals before U.S. House Subcommittee

Today, Barry A. Cik, Co-founder of Naturepedic, a manufacturer of certified organic mattresses and bedding products for adults and children, testified in favor of stronger regulation of toxic chemicals before the U.S. House Energy and Commerce, Environment and the Economy Subcomm...

Leading Consumer Brands CEOs Critical of Shimkus TSCA Reform Proposal: Falls Short on Transparency, Safety Standards and Incentive for Innovation Image

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02-28-14

Leading Consumer Brands CEOs Critical of Shimkus TSCA Reform Proposal: Falls Short on Transparency, Safety Standards and Incentive for Innovation

Yesterday, Representative John Shimkus (R-IL) introduced a legislative proposal entitled the “Chemicals in Commerce Act” to reform the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) in the U.S. House of Representatives. The following statements are from the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) and me...

Elk River Disaster Prompts National Business Call for Better Regulations, Support for West Virginia Businesses That Have Lost Millions Image

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02-19-14

Elk River Disaster Prompts National Business Call for Better Regulations, Support for West Virginia Businesses That Have Lost Millions

In response to the January contamination of the Elk River in West Virginia, the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) and business leaders across the country have joined with

Sustainable Business Leaders Praise Choice of Mike Boots for Acting Chair of White House Council on Environmental Quality Image

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02-06-14

Sustainable Business Leaders Praise Choice of Mike Boots for Acting Chair of White House Council on Environmental Quality

Today, the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC), which with its member organizations represents more than 200,000 U.S. businesses, praised President Obama’s choice of Mike Boots to serve as acting chair of the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ). He previously served as Chief of Staff ...

Business Leaders See Risks in New State Department Report on Keystone XL Pipeline Image

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02-03-14

Business Leaders See Risks in New State Department Report on Keystone XL Pipeline

The U.S. State Department released the findings of its Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on the Keystone XL Pipeline on Friday, concluding that: “The total direct and indirect emissions associated with the proposed project would contribute to cumulative global GHG emissions.” In r...

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01-30-14

New Harkin Retirement Plan Delivers Tangible Business Benefits

A board member, Denise Bowyer, of the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) appeared today with Senator Tom Harkin at a press conference announcing a new plan to address the country’s retirement crisis. The press conference followed the announcement by President Obama of a...

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01-15-14

Business Leaders Applaud SBA Head Nomination

Today, the President nominated Maria Contreras-Sweet to be the Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA). The following statement may be attributed to David Levine, CEO and Co-founder of the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC):

“We are pleased with the ...

Business Leaders Praise Nancy Sutley Collaboration Environmental Policy Image

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12-05-13

Business Leaders Praise Nancy Sutley Collaboration Environmental Policy

White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Nancy Sutley announced that she will be stepping down in February 2014. The following statement may be attributed to Richard Eidlin, Policy Director of the American Sustainable Business Council:

“White House Council on Environ...

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