12 Jun '12, 8pm

Sustainable business comes to the White House

Sustainable business comes to the White House

Corporate executives lobby Washington every day. Not many come to plead for higher taxes and stronger regulation. This week, though, a group called the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) convened in our nation’s capital to issue "A Business Call for a New Economy" that's built around “triple bottom line” principles, shared prosperity and environmental stewardship. The event was unofficially closed to the media, but ASBC invited GreenBiz.com as an exclusive media observer. The ASBC members -- about 125 showed up for a couple of days of meetings -- are supporting, among other things, higher taxes on big companies, closing overseas tax havens, tax credits for renewable energy, EPA regulation of greenhouse gas emissions and stricter regulation of chemicals. In the Business Call for a New Economy [PDF, download] , the group says it wants to preserve the efficiency and...

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