2024 KCP Application
American Sustainable Business Council
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This project was created because we asked the question, why are we not making more progress towards solving climate change and related issues. You find that there is a powerful business and economic case that has been made for short term profit at all cost, and when you look for who is behind that effort you find that business organizations like the US Chamber of Commerce and allies and lobbyists have become a massive power. Therefor the need was to create a business power to provide counterpoint narrative and force to advance market change and polices for reduction of carbon emissions, advancement of renewable energy, and sustainable economy.
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ASBC has built diversity, equity and inclusion in to its core mission, practices and policy efforts We have worked to ensure diversity on our Board of Directors and within our staff. We have long-established working groups on both Diversity and Inclusion and Women's Working Group. Our policy areas have focused on ensuring that economic justice is a core component of broad frame as well as our specific campaigns. A major body of our work that ties to economic and gender diversity is our High Road workplace initiatives includes raising the minimum wage, advancing paid leave, worker ownership, Ban the Box Additionally we work to elevate environmental justice and to support communities impacted by climate change and toxic chemicals efforts as we work with those organizations and communities to build stronger regenerative local economies.
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The American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) is a coalition of business organizations and businesses committed to catalyzing market solutions and policies to address climate change and advance a sustainable economy. Business leaders‚ participation in climate advocacy and advancement of policy can make a major difference. Our aim is reach out to engage business organizations across sectors and geographies to work with ASBC to advance climate market and policy solutions. The ability to bring together diverse business organizations that can both influence their individual sector and geography will give us an aggregated voice and power that can make a difference at a national scale and then can be built into an international collaborative initiative.