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December 8, 2016
WASHINGTON, DC (December 8, 2016)—The American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC), which with its member organizations represents more than 250,000 businesses, expressed deep concern over the nomination of Scott Pruitt as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).The following statement may be attributed to... read more
December 5, 2016
The New York Times quoted David Brodwin, ASBC co-founder and CFO, raising concerns about Trump's transition team. Said Brodwin, “Trump is doubling down on crony capitalists who don’t understand that a healthy economy requires a healthy planet and consumers with money in their pockets."
November 29, 2016
WASHINGTON, DC (November 29, 2016)—The American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC), which with its member organizations represents more than 250,000 businesses, expressed concern about Congressman Tom Price’s nomination as Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). The following statement may be attributed to David Levine,... read more
November 28, 2016
Business leaders from Chicago gathered on November 15 to discuss what employee paid sick time means for small businesses. Speakers from Women Employed, Honey Butter Fried Chicken, Metropolis Coffee and Earth Friendly Products shared how paid leave has improved their workplace culture. Attendees and panelists agreed that... read more
November 28, 2016
An article in Common Dreams quoted David Levine, CEO and co-founder of the American Sustainable Business Council, mourned the halting of the overtime ruling, saying the opponents were "operating from short-sighted, out-moded thinking."
November 28, 2016
An article in TriplePundit quoted MaryAnne Howland, CEO and Founder of Ibis Communications (an ASBC member), in support of greater access to capital for minority- and women-owned businesses.
November 28, 2016
An article In These Times quoted Richard Eidlin, ASBC co-founder and vice-president of policy and campaigns, in support of regulations that protect employees. 
November 22, 2016
Luke and Sally Gran, owners of Prudentera (an ASBC member), wrote and article in the Des Moines Register in support of clean water protections.
November 22, 2016
WASHINGTON, DC (November 22, 2016)—The American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC), with a membership network representing more than 250,000 businesses, expressed dismay at today’s ruling by a Texas federal judge, blocking the Labor Department’s overtime rule, set to go into effect on December 1. The following statement is by... read more
November 20, 2016
Growing local economies, while cleaning up the environment was the focus of a November 16th ASBC organized Capitol Hill briefing. Organized in conjunction with Congressman Keith Ellison’s Zero Waste Development & Expansion Act (H.R 3237), the briefing focused on the financial and environmental benefits of investing in waste... read more

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