Support the Investments in Build Back Better

Overview

OUR BUSINESSES ARE SERIOUS ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE & A STRONG ECONOMY, THAT’S WHY WE SUPPORT PAYING FOR THE NECESSARY INVESTMENTS IN BUILD BACK BETTER.

Everywhere, American businesses and communities are threatened, whether we are underwater in New Jersey or New Orleans, burning in the West or experiencing weather disasters destroying Midwest and Southern farms. The reality of climate change is an existential threat, not sometime in the future, but TODAY!

This may be our last moment to reverse the worst consequences. We can’t afford to wait, and we can’t afford half measures.

President Biden’s Build Back Better plan combines concrete actions to mitigate against climate change and rebuild our economy with the means to pay for those actions. But many of those who helped create this climate crisis, like the fossil fuel industry, and even some who claim to be concerned about climate change, are spending millions lobbying to block this plan.

As responsible businesses, we are standing up and speaking out to endorse both the investments against climate change and rebuilding our economy, along with the revenue measures needed to pay for those investments.

It is time to draw a clear line between those truly committed to real action and those who only pretend, but selfishly act to block necessary steps to meet this existential challenge that will impact all of us, including the business community.

There are no businesses, no jobs on a dead planet. That is why we support both the investments and the means to pay for
them in Build Back Better.

Signed,

Media Release

American Sustainable Business Council and Social Venture Circle Launch Campaign for Business Support of Build Back Better

Washington, D.C. — With markup by the Ways & Means Committee scheduled to begin on September 14 of the proposed $3.5 trillion infrastructure bill before it, the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) and Social Venture Circle (SVC) initiated a campaign to demonstrate support from American businesses. Within the first hours of the campaign more than 100 businesses had signed on signaling strong endorsement of the necessary investments in America’s infrastructure.