ASBC In the News

‘Seventh Generation’ co-founder: We no longer live in a democratic society

The Raw Story reports on Jeffrey Hollender's guest speaker segment at the Americas Business Council's (ABC) 2013 Continuity Forum.


Environmentalists Pressure Retailers In Bid To Boost Leverage In TSCA Talks

The Environmental Policy Alert quotes ASBC CEO David Levine that the bipartisan TSCA reform bill "... as currently crafted would not allow retailers to advance their programs to limit products containing harmful chemicals." Read the full story (subscription required).

Green Chamber calls for more renewable energy

Las Cruces Sun-News covers the press conference that the New Mexico Green Chamber of Commerce and ASBC held to "...discuss ways in which New Mexico can move toward a clean energy economy and increase investments in renewable energy that can reduce climate change and spur the state's economy."

U.S. Small Business “Uniquely Vulnerable” to Climate Change, Extreme Weather

Black Enterprise Magazine discusses ASBC's “Climate Change Preparedness and the Small Business Sector" report findings.

The Business of Sea-level Rising

The Post and Courier discusses ASBC Chair Frank Knapp, Jr. and the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce's effort to inform the public about rising sea levels.

Local Businesses Make Green Growth a Priority

The Post News Group quotes David Brodwin, ASBC co-founder and Director of Media and Communications at an Oakland Conference that discussed what local business leaders "...are doing to respond to climate change and lower the country’s reliance on fossil fuels, hosted by Oakland’s Sustainable Business Alliance and One Pacific Coast Bank."

Experts, business leaders meet to discuss rising sea level

NBC News promotes the conference organized by the American Sustainable Business Council, the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, and the Winyah Rivers Foundation to discuss the impact of rising sea level on the local economy, culture and wildlife.

Could climate change affect small businesses?

The ABC News in Carolina covered the American Sustainable Business Council, the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and the Winyah Rivers Foundation press conference at Prince Resort Thursday to address the threat of rising seas to local communities and call for a state and federal response.

Business Frets Over Shutdown, Threat of Default

The Wall Street Journal quotes ASBC CEO and Co-founder David Levine in a article saying: "Too many business advocacy groups are fueling the hard-liners in the GOP with their strong opposition to the administration and moderates in Congress..."

Small Business Planning in a Changing Climate

An article in the Environmental Leader used the ASBC and SBM "Climate Change Preparedness and the Small Business Sector" report to reinforce the potential devastating effects of climate change on small businesses..

Local businesses aim at future of sustainable energy supplies

The Athens News and WOUB Public Media highlight an event ASBC and partner Ohio Sustainable Busniess Council "..."touting local small business that are doing what they can to reduce carbon emissions and promote sustainability." 

Colorado Flood Losses Could Exceed $1 Billion

The Environmental Leader references the ASBC and SBM Climate Impact report released in July in discussing how the "...unprecedented flooding ravaging Colorado is hurting businesses in myriad ways, from health risks and environmental damage associated with flooded oil fields to fewer tourists visiting the state."

Sustainability leaders outline local climate change impact

The Times-News and News & Record covered the North Carolina “I Will Act on Climate” forum which is part of an initiative by ASBC to determine how weather impacted different industries, and meetings of this sort have been held in 12 other states. The NC meeting focused on agriculture since it’s a major industry in the state.

Merchants Get Bad Credit Business Loans Fast with Nationwide Expansion of

PRWeb uses a quote from Bloomberg Businessweek citing ASBC's Credit Access poll results.

Toxic Chemical Reform: Senate Hearing Investigates How to Fix Broken Chemical Safety System

The Herald Online quotes ASBC member Ally LaTourelle of BioEconomy Partners urging legislation for full disclosure of chemicals in products.

S.C. businesses have new financing option

GSA Business wrote an article about the partnership between S.C. Small Business Chamber of Commerce, American Sustainable Business Council and Mission Markets Inc and their online crowdfunding portal. The portal allows S.C. businesses to seek capital through donation crowd-funding, which involves asking the public to make donations toward a project or business activity. also wrote about the partnership.

Policy Points: 3 Progressive Initiatives That Are Good For Businesses

TriplePundit urges support for three of ASBC's policy campaigns and how to take action.

Millennial Trains Project: With sustainability, ecology focus, this isn't your father's road trip

The Bellingham Herald and Mother Nature Networkdiscusses ASBC's partnership and goals of the Millennial Trains Project.

Paid Family Leave: Not a Half-Baked Idea in NY?

The Public News Service - NY quotes ASBC CEO, David Levine, on how a "...better workplace can lead to stronger families and more stable communities, goals that are consistent with his organization."

Tax reform secrecy plan blasted

CNN cites ASBC letter to the Senate Finance Committee urging to make all tax reform correspondence public in real time.


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