Business Leaders to Senators: Please Support the Green New Deal Offers Historic Business Opportunities

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Washington, DC – Today, the leading policy advocacy group for responsible businesses sent a letter to senators, urging them to support the Green New Deal as an historic business opportunity. The letter was endorsed by more than 250 businesses and business organizations, with more signing every day. The letter said in part:

“As responsible business leaders and investors in industries across America, we support the Green New Deal. By aligning with its brave vision and reality-based goals, American innovation can bring to scale long-overdue economic, environmental, and social benefits. We can create broad opportunity, rebuild our deteriorated infrastructure, and combat the clear and present danger of climate change. At its core, the Green New Deal offers a policy direction that will result in better business results for all stakeholders and a more vibrant and resilient economy.”

The American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC), which represents more than 250,000 businesses through its member network, was the first business group to endorse the Green New Deal. It has launched a business sign-on statement for businesses to show their support for the resolution. It may be found here: http://asbcouncil.org/action-center/campaigns/support-green-new-deal

The full text of the letter and initial signers may be found here:

The American Sustainable Business Council advocates for policy change and informs business owners, policymakers and the public about the need and opportunities for building a vibrant, sustainable economy. Through its national member network it represents more than 250,000 businesses in a wide range of industries. www.asbcouncil.org

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