A sustainable economy will depend on policies that will help advance change on a societal level. Here are three important policies that will help – and specific actions you can take.
Author: American Sustainable Business Council
What do the United States and Papua New Guinea have in common? They’re the only two countries that don’t guarantee paid time off for new mothers. The good news is that this could be changing.
While many campaign ads tout a candidate’s economic bona fides, often the reality and the rhetoric don’t match up. That’s why the ASBC Action Fund decided to take a look at a few races across the country to see how effective the candidates’ proposed solutions might be.
When the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issues proposals for new regulations, lobby groups that say they represent business interests screech and holler. They say that regulations hurt business and kill jobs. But what do actual business owners say?
Recently I was asked, “Why do you support raising the minimum wage – aren’t all business people against it?” As a small business owner I care about running a profitable business. That means I also care about the local economy my business depends on.
As business leaders, we can and must support policy changes to help make the economy more sustainable. Here are three important policies that will help – and specific actions you can take.
Accidents like the Elk River chemical spill in West Virginia and Dan River coal ash spill in North Carolina shine a spotlight on the potential for damage from poorly regulated toxic chemicals. But, in fact, they only hint at how poor current regulations really are for these chemicals.
A sustainable economy will depend on policies that will help advance change on a societal level. Here are three important policies that will help–and specific actions you can take.
Debt is not always bad. It all depends on what it is used for and how it is managed. If the reasons and the goals are sound, debt can be good — really good. This is something business owners understand particularly well. For a business, the typical goal is increased profits down the road. But what are the right goals for federal debt?
A sustainable economy will depend on a sustainable workforce, one that is educated, adequately compensated and valued humanely. Here are three important policies that will help
Wherever the first commercial renewable chemical facilities are built, feedstock supply and other infrastructure will soon follow, along with thousands of jobs. If all this happens outside the U.S, so will all of the economic opportunities that go with it. The tipping point is ours for now, but we must seize it now. Otherwise, it will soon be gone.
By Richard Eidlin Voluntary corporate sustainability initiatives and social enterprises are essential, but are not game changers by themselves. In addition, we need laws and regulations that guide our economy toward sound, long-term decision-making, with full recognition of social and environmental externalities. As business leaders, we can and must support policy change to help make … Continued