06 Sep '12, 2pm

When will the candidates talk about creating a sustainable economy?

When will the candidates talk about creating a sustainable economy?

In case you haven’t heard, it’s political convention season. Delegates from all 50 states have gathered in Tampa and Charlotte with their respective parties to officially nominate their candidate for president. Much of the rhetoric from both campaigns has been focused on how to stimulate the U.S. economy and middle class jobs. But largely absent from the discourse has been any reference to creating sustainable jobs or building a more sustainably focused economy in the United States. It’s not surprising as Greenbiz readers who have read any of the annual State of Green Business reports know, since the sustainability revolution is being led by corporate executives and not by politicians Set against this political backdrop, the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) — whose members include companies such as Timberland, Patagonia, Ben & Jerry's and Stonyfield Farm — host...

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