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Overview

Who We Are and What We Do:

Established in 2009, the American Sustainable Business Council is a network of businesses and business associations that have committed themselves to the triple bottom line of People, Planet, and Profit.  ASBC members believe that sustainable business is good business, and a sustainable economy is a prosperous and resilient one. The Council works for policy change to support this vision:

  • We advocate for legislation and other policy actions.
  • We facilitate testimony by leaders of sustainable businesses before Congress and other policy bodies.
  • We provide a platform that enables policy makers and policy experts to engage with business executives, owners, investors, entrepreneurs, and other business professionals.
  • We help our members and others engage with the media on matters relating to sustainability.
  • We conduct polling of the owners of sustainable, socially-responsible businesses, to understand their views on policy issues.
  • We commission research on policy issues that involve sustainability.
  • We communicate to businesses, policy makers, and the media how a sustainable economy based on triple bottom line principles is good for business and good for America.

Our Structure:

The American Sustainable Business Council family of organizations includes two separate and complementary entities: the American Sustainable Business Council, and the American Sustainable Business Institute.

The American Sustainable Business Council operates under IRS code 501(c)(4). Its advocates for policy change at the federal and state level that supports a more sustainable economy. The Council spans a growing network of business associations across the United States, which in turn represents over 250,000 businesses and 325,000 business executives, owners, investors, and others.

The American Sustainable Business Institute, a distinct legal entity, operates under IRS code 501(c)(3). It offers programs that educate and inform the public and policy makers about the benefits of a more sustainable economy, and about policies and practices that can help the economy become more sustainable.

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