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.

To mitigate major hurricanes, floods and fires, hope for the best and plan for the worst.
Amid the frenzy surrounding the 2016 elections, important policy debates are taking place on clean power, water and chemicals.
Election season may be upon those in the U.S., but several important policy battles over food and climate are going on that demand business attention.
After 40 years of inaction, Congress has finally passed a bill to update regulation on the toxicity chemicals. What does this mean for the consumer?
Businesses need to take action on these three issues ahead of the November election.
The D.C. Circuit Court or even the Senate could wind up deciding the fate of the Clean Power Plan if a ninth Supreme Court Justice is not named before the high court takes up the plan's challenge.
103 members of Congress co-sponsored a clean energy bill that would boost non-carbon sources of power. The American Sustainable Business Council wants businesses to back it.
Political opponents of climate action claim to be protecting the business community, so we have to speak up even louder for ourselves.
Chemical reform, climate change and clean water need a business voice.
Long a boogeyman of the right, carbon taxes are getting a closer look as the urgency of climate change becomes clearer.