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February 23, 2017
An article in Waste Today magazine quoted Richard Eidlin, ASBC VP of Policy and Campaigns, in support of U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison"s (D-MN) Zero Waste Development and Expansion Act. Said Eidlin, “Growing local economies while cleaning up the environment makes great business sense. We’re happy to lend our support to Congressman... read more
February 16, 2017
Bob Bland, CEO and founder of ASBC member Manufacture NY testified February 16, 2017 before a  U.S. House Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship subcommittee hearing titled “State of the Small Business Economy.”  With her baby in her arms, she made the case for vital government programs that support entrepreneurship... read more
February 16, 2017
Business leaders from New Hampshire and Vermont gathered on February 14 to discuss how responsible policy and practice create inspiring places to work. Speakers from Badger Balm, King Arthur Flour, Vision Financial and Let’s Grow Kids shared how high-road practices like paid leave have improved their workplace culture.... read more
February 15, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC (February 15, 2017)–The American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC), which with its member organizations represents more than 250,000 businesses, calls for the next person nominated to head the Department of Labor to support an economy based on high-road employers.The following statement may be attributed to... read more
February 15, 2017
Last Tuesday, Senator Gillibrand and Rep. DeLauro reintroduced the FAMILY Act, a national proposal for a family medical leave insurance program. Coinciding with the 24th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the FAMILY Act was introduced with more than 130 congressional co-sponsors -- a record number. This is... read more
February 15, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC (February 15, 2017)—Former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Labor Chris Lu has joined the board of directors of the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC), the group announced today.“During my time as Deputy Secretary of Labor, I worked with so many high-road businesses that understand the value of investing in... read more
February 14, 2017
In response to President Trump’s Executive Order banning immigrants and refugees from seven majority-Muslim countries, ASBC launched a sign-on letter calling for the ban to overturned. More than 339 businesses have signed thus far.Our nation is built on diversity, inclusion and religious freedom. The varied perspectives,... read more
February 10, 2017
Speaking in Baltimore on February 3 before a 200-person audience of policymakers on “Building Sustainability in a Transitional Economy,” Dansko CEO Mandy Cabot explained that thousands of business leaders use their companies as “platforms to make the world a better place.”The U.S. needs more “enlightened capitalists;” business... read more
February 8, 2017
SACRAMENTO, CA (February 8, 2017)—A coalition of businesses today endorsed and called for the expedited consideration of the Cleaning Product Right to Know Act of 2017 introduced by State Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens). The bill would require cleaning product manufacturers to list chemical ingredients on packaging. The... read more
February 7, 2017
Washington, DC (February 7, 2017)—Today, business leaders celebrated the reintroduction of the national paid leave proposal the FAMILY Act. The FAMILY Act, introduced in the Senate by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and in the House by Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), will create an affordable, sustainable national paid family and... read more

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