WORKING GROUPS & TASK FORCES
ASBC’s Working Groups and Task Forces provide members with an ongoing opportunity to shape and engage in our policy work.
Working Groups are organized around major, policy or issue areas, (e.g. energy/environment, tax reform, safer chemicals, responsible workplace, etc.) and they meet on an on-going basis. The working groups are designed to: act as a body of advisors to ASBC staff; help us think long-term; define principles that guide the on-going work within a policy area; identify new opportunities; provide spokespersons; and mobilize members to support specific campaigns. They meet every two or three months; are supported by ASBC staff and guided by ASBC members who serve as co-chairs.
The Sustainable Packaging Working group brings together a wide variety of key stakeholders as ASBC works to tackle the waste crisis, especially plastic waste, in the United States. Environmentally-focused organizations and business leaders from across the nation collaborate to help guide our Packaging Waste Reduction campaign, with a focus on both federal and state level policies.
While capitalism remains a dynamic force, challenges such as income inequality, market consolidation, climate change, and the financialization and underinvestment in America’s economy pose serious threats to our continued global leadership and social stability. Many across the country view our current capitalist system as rigged and not working for them.
This working group will focus on public policy initiatives at the state and federal level. The ASBC-BizNGO Safer Chemicals Public Policy Work Group features in-depth analyses by policy experts, monitors federal and state chemical policy initiatives, and engages in and comments on initiatives where we have expertise.
ASBC’s Diversity and Inclusion Working Group was created to ensure that the perspectives, voices and values of a multicultural America are reflected in ASBC’s policy work. It collaborates with ASBC’s policy team to gather support on
ASBC’s Working Group for Women is a ‘think-do tank’ for forward-thinking women business owners, managers and employees that helps to ensure that gender concerns are reflected in our policy and advocacy work.