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“What’s the Business Case for a Sustainable Economy?” Forum Explores Bipartisan Values with Business Panelists

For Immediate Release: 
July 12, 2016

Coincides with Democratic National Convention

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Bob Keener

PHILADELPHIA, PA (July 12, 2016)—Is there a business case for sustainability, and what is its impact on the economy?  On Tuesday, July 26, the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) will host a forum showcasing responsible business practices and exploring policies to encourage their wider adoption. ASBC is hosting a similar event in Cleveland during the Republican National Convention.

The ASBC forum in Philadelphia will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Azavea Corporation, 990 Spring Garden Street, 5th Floor. Attendance is free and open to the public.

Key speakers will include Eileen Fisher, Founder and Chairwoman of the women’s apparel company that bears her name; Michael Eckhart, Managing Director of Citigroup; Jon Carson, Senior Director, Policy & Electricity Markets, SolarCity; and Jay Coen Gilbert, Co-founder, B Lab.

“Business leaders increasingly understand that sustainable practices in all areas of operation benefit the bottom line and the overall economy,” said Richard Eidlin, Vice President of Policy and Campaigns at ASBC. “In this thought-provoking forum, high-road companies, large and small, will describe how they apply specific workplace, clean energy, capital investment and job creation strategies and discuss public policies that will stimulate growth and opportunity.”

Panel topics at the forum include: Business Strategies for Building a High Road Economy, Responsible Capital—Investing in a Prosperous America, and Environmental Stewardship and Clean Energy.

Other speakers include:

  • Denise Bowyer, Vice President, American Income Life
  • Jamie Gauthier, Executive Director, Sustainable Business Network
  • Matthew Patsky, CEO, Trillium Asset Management
  • Marilyn Waite, Senior Manager, Village Capital
  • Howard Williams, Vice President, Construction Specialities

The American Sustainable Business Council advocates for policy change and informs business owners and the public about the need and opportunities for building a vibrant, sustainable economy. Through its national member network it represents more than 200,000 business owners, executives and investors from a wide range of