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Sustainable Business Summit 2015

Shaping the Policies and Narrative
to Build a Sustainable Future

#SustyBiz15 - A Sustainable Business Conference

September 29th 5 pm – October 1st 4 pm
The White House & Capitol Hill


Register online today to reserve your seat at the table for ASBC’s sustainable business conference

September 29 – October 1, 2015
Washington, D.C.
Open to ASBC Members and Invited Guests
Space is strictly limited so please register online today!


  • Organizational Members $395
  • Business Members $500
  • Non Members $725

When it comes to influencing public policy it’s better to be at the table than on the menu! And that’s what ASBC’s Annual Summit is all about – making sure that the voice of sustainable business is heard. Join us for a unique hands-on experience of hearing from and meeting with key members of Congress and Administration officials!

With Congress and the White House searching for ways to strengthen the economy, address climate change and break the political paralysis, the role of sustainable business has never been as important. The 2015 Summit brings together responsible business leaders from across the country to influence the policies that will help make the American economy more vibrant and just. As the presidential election draws near, the Summit offers valuable insights into how policy will evolve in 2016 and how your company or organization can help shape the agenda.

“The ASBC Summit is a who's-who gathering of business leaders working for a sustainable economy. With unbelievable access to administration officials and members of congress, this is an event not to be missed.”

—Nathan Havey, CEO Thrive Consulting Group

Why Attend this Sustainable Business Conference:
Spend focused time with some of the country’s leading policymakers, and tell government leaders what needs to happen on key policy issues: climate, tax, family leave, minimum wage, sustainable agriculture, small business capital access and other issues.

Create valuable working relationships with elected officials and regulators that can help shape policy outcomes in Congress and State Legislatures.

Gain visibility in the media as you tell your business story.

Network with and learn from over 100 leaders of the most innovative and responsible businesses in the country.

Secure valuable skills in organizing, media relations and advocacy that will allow your company/organization to have a greater impact in advancing your sustainable policy agenda.

Increase your understanding of the policy process and how you can influence it.

Seize the opportunity to take your place at the table and understand what makes Congress and the White House tick at the 2015 ASBC Business Summit.

Sustainable Policymakers Leadership Award:
Every year at its national Sustainable Business Summit, ASBC presents the Sustainable Policymakers Leadership Award (SUSTY) awards to a member of Congress, an Administration official and an ASBC business or organizational member. The SUSTY recognizes the forward thinking effort and dedicated commitment shown by public and private sector leaders in the pursuit of championing public policies that help build a more sustainable economy.

Previous SUSTY awardees have included: EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, Department of Labor Secretary Tom Perez, U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley, Congressman Keith Ellison, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and New Belgium Brewing.

“Don’t miss the Summit! It’s the best forum I know for leaders of sustainable businesses to work together on critical policy issues.”

—Deb Nelson, Executive Director, Social Venture Network.



  September 29

  • Evening networking reception with guests from the White House and Congress, plus the presentation of our annual SUSTY (Sustainable Policymakers Award), at a beautiful Capitol Hill residence – 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

  September 30

  • Day-long sustainable business conference and working strategy sessions with presenters from the media, Administration and Congress (hosted by K&L Gates LLP.) – 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
  • Evening Networking Reception (Location TBA) – 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

  October 1

  • White House - Meetings with senior Administration officials on key policy issues - 8:00 am to 12:30 pm
  • Capitol Hill - Lobby visits - 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm



Receiving the SUSTY Award from the American Sustainable Business Council on behalf of U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez is Christopher Lu, Deputy Secretary of Labor (2nd from right). L-R: Richard Eidlin, ASBC; Steven Salsberg, Global Access; David Levine, A

“ASBC has been tireless advocates for policies that will help us grow our
economy while ensuring a more sustainable future.”

—Steny Hoyer (D-MD), U.S. Representative

2015 Summit Registration Cancellation and Refund Policy:

ASBC incurs significant expenses prior to the actual Summit. And, we are committed to providing the Summit at a very affordable price. It is therefore necessary that we maintain the following refund and cancellation policy:


  • Tickets are fully transferable. The buyer of the ticket needs to email: with the following information about the new attendee: name, email address, cell phone number, job title, company, city & state of residence.
  • Transfers must be completed by September 25th.


  • We will refund the net amount of the ticket in full up to 30 days before the Summit (the Eventbrite fee is not refundable.)
  • We will refund 50% of the net amount of the ticket up to 20 days before the Summit.


  • Cancellations requested within 20 days of the Summit will not be refunded for any reason. No exceptions.
  • No-shows will not be refunded for any reason. No exceptions.
  • We do not give credit toward the following year’s conference.
  • All cancellation requests must be submitted by email to
"The ASBC Summit was a great opportunity to meet fellow sustainable business owners, and hear from leading policy makers. The three days were an amazing time and left me more connected, aware, and excited to get to work."

—MaryAnne Howland, CEO, Ibis Communications

Scholarships: A limited number of scholarships are available. Read more about ASBC's scholarships.

Sponsorships: Position your company at the forefront of the sustainable business policy movement and enjoy promotional benefits at the Summit as well as year-round marketing benefits. Read more about ASBC's sponsorship opportunities.

Accommodations: ASBC has reserved blocks of reasonably priced hotel rooms in downtown Washington. Details to follow.