Advancing the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework Is a Win for American Businesses Committed to a Just and Equitable Economy

Media Release

Washington, D.C.— Passage of the 2021 Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework (BIF) and, as a vital next step, a much larger reconciliation package is an opportunity to begin to turn an antiquated, carbon-based, inefficient foundation for American businesses into a new foundation that prioritizes a just and equitable economy. With today’s agreement and likely Senate vote to proceed, American businesses can accelerate planning toward a future of innovation that includes a significant part of the US population who could be the inspiration for or the source of much of that innovation.  

“We applaud the bi-partisan Senate group and are encouraged by the cooperation to reach agreement on this first step toward advancing a big, bold, investment in a fully inclusive America. We are hopeful that this type of cooperation will continue and encourage the Senate to finish the task swiftly and comprehensively,” said Thomas Oppel, executive vice president of American Sustainable Business Council. “The BIF is the first step, but a critically important one, to build back better for all.” 

The American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) partners with business organizations and companies to advocate for solutions and policies that support an equitable, sustainable, stakeholder economy. We are a multi-issue, business organization advocating on behalf of all sectors, sizes, and geographies of industry. ASBC and our association members collectively represent over 250,000 businesses across our networks.

We are coalition-focused in our approach to solving the pervasive and systemic issues of climate and energy, infrastructure, circular economy, and creating an inclusive stakeholder economy, all seen through the lens of racial equity and justice. We are changing the rules by which business is done so it is better for all people and the environment