We are businesses that have come together in support of the Global Climate Strikes in September 2019. The intent of the statement is to clearly demonstrate in one voice our concern for the gravity of the climate crisis and to stand with the youth demanding bold action on global climate policy. It will appear in media, on websites, on social media.
Washington, DC – The American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC), representing the public policy interests of more than 250,000 responsible businesses, praised the “Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation” announced today by the Business Roundtable (BRT). ASBC is focusing on steps to turn principles like those in the BRT statement into substantive reforms to capitalism at its summit in December.
Confidence in America’s political and economic institutions is fading fast. CEOs, experts and citizens left and right see erosion of opportunity, systemic economic inequality and a stagnating middle class. They’re urging a course correction for capitalism that will revitalize our market-based economy with innovative reforms – and you can help chart that course.