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April 21, 2017
Businesses recognize that the Paris agreement provides the best solution to date for tackling climate change. Climate change challenges the security and economic well-being of the United States, in addition to threatening grave environmental and humanitarian challenges worldwide. Rising seas, changing weather patterns, and the... read more
April 20, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC (April 20, 2017)—The Trump Administration will soon decide whether to withdraw or remain in the Paris climate agreement. The American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC), which has a national network of members representing over 250,000 businesses, urges President Trump to keep the U.S. a party to the agreement... read more
April 14, 2017
On April 13th ASBC briefed 15 staff members of the House New Democrat Coalition (NDC) on the benefits of worker ownership. The NDC is comprised of 61 politically moderate, pro-business Democrats. The conversation centered on how cooperatives (Coops) and employee stock owned plans (ESOPs increase wages and retirement savings,... read more
April 14, 2017
NJTV News covered Earth Friendly Products' (an ASBC member) 50th anniversary in conjunction with global Earth Day events as one of its earliest supporters.  ASBC CEO David Levine was at the celebration and explained the importance of ingredient disclosure to the American public. Watch the news converage.
April 12, 2017
Former Appeals Court Judge Neil Gorsuch, sworn in as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court on Monday, April 10, brings with him a track record of dangerous bias in favor of corporations over workers, families and community.  The most extreme of Gorsuch’s decisions as an Appeals Court judge came out at his nomination hearing... read more
April 4, 2017
Today, ASBC is recognizing Equal Pay Day -- a date in the current year that represents the amount of time it takes for women to catch up to a white man’s earnings from the year before. We’re four months into 2017. This is simply unacceptable.We’ve made some progress since 1963, the year President Kennedy signed of the Equal Pay... read more
March 30, 2017
On Wednesday, March 29, Frank Knapp, President and CEO of the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce and board co-chair of the American Sustainable Business Council, testified before the Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship. Knapp’s testimony (view video) focused on the importance of smart... read more
March 27, 2017
On Friday, March 24, 2017, the Trump Administration authorized the final permit to allow the Keystone XL pipeline to be completed. ASBC continues to oppose the pipeline and issued this statement:“Keystone XL is still a bad idea for the U.S. economy and business, despite what the fossil-fuel industry says,” said ASBC’s CEO David... read more
March 27, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC (March 27, 2017)—The American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC), which has a national network of members representing over 250,000 businesses, released a statement condemning the expected climate executive order to be signed Tuesday by President Trump at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The following... read more
March 24, 2017
An article in Chemical Watch quoted Bryan McGannon, ASBC director of policy, in support of the Safer Choice Program.

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