Policy Matters

This column, by the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC), a network of companies and business associations, identifies public policies where a business voice, grounded in principles of innovation, fairness and environmental stewardship, can make an essential difference in the advocacy process. The goal is to arm readers with information and specific actions to take. As business leaders, we can and must support policy change to help make the economy more green and sustainable. The column editor is Richard Eidlin, ASBC's Director - Public Policy and Business Engagement.

The Toxic Substances Control Act is up for reconsideration before Congress. It needs to be strengthened to assure testing of 62,000 chemicals now outside of the regulation.

Are you up-to-date on what the current Congress is doing for (or to) businesses? Here's where three major issues stand.

As businesses notice the economic risks of climate change, what numbers should we apply to carbon pricing—and what organizations should impose it?

To protect 2014's hard-fought victories, business owners must advocate like the future depends on it.

Once the conversation starts, it becomes obvious that neither side wants global warming.

You’ve probably heard that fracking is supported wholeheartedly by the business community, and that only environmentalists see problems with it. But that’s not the case. In fact, a growing number of businesses and business groups are finding that there is a strong business case to be made against fracking.

Why cling to coal, gas and oil? Carbon taxes can be good for the bottom line.

Toxins and super pollutants don't have to be business as usual. Here are two ways to get rid of them.

What do the small business owners think of the proposed "Waters of the U.S." rule? An ASBC poll revealed some surprises.

ASBC research shows that the small business community, like consumers, understands the consequences of carbon pollution and wants to cut emissions.