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Countdown to the Midterms: A Conversation with Movement Voter Project on Long-term Investments Impact Democracy

Countdown to the Midterms: A Conversation with Movement Voter Project on Long-term Investments Impact Democracy

American Sustainable Business Network presents ‘Countdown to the Midterms: A Conversation with Movement Voter Project on how Long-term Investments Impact Democracy and Sustainability’. View a deep dive on the data and perspectives of the key issues that drive community members, donors and voters to take action and impact democracy and sustainability.

Panelists:

Heidi Lee, Director Major Donor Advising, Movement Voter Project

Jamila Martin, Michigan State Director, Movement Voter Project

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Purpose and Profit- George Serafeim with Jeffrey Hollender

Purpose and Profit- George Serafeim with Jeffrey Hollender

Are purpose and profit in conflict, or can both be achieved simultaneously with the right mindset and tools? What are the forces that are reshaping the relationship between the two? What can we all do to strengthen the relationship between purpose and profit as entrepreneurs, managers, employees, consumers, and investors?

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Member Interview with Julia Collins, CEO and founder of Planet FWD

1. Why is sustainability important to your business?

We have fewer than 100 months to reduce global emissions by at least 40% in order to stave off the worst possible effects of climate change. Planet FWD believes that decarbonizing global supply chains is one powerful lever in achieving this goal. That’s why we are very proud to support large consumer companies in measuring, mitigating and managing their climate impacts. 

2. How do you realize your vision for sustainability/what successes can you point to?

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How To Grow A Credible Giving Program

How To Grow A Credible Giving Program

Watch this informative webinar on the importance of credible giving in the age of greenwashing, co-presented by 1% for the Planet and Avocado Green Brands. 1% for the Planet certifies member donations to vetted non-profits and environmental partners, and Avocado Green Brands has been a strong case study in participating in this global community. Hear how to get involved with 1% for the Planet and how to get creative with giving (volunteering, in-kind donations, etc.)

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Expediting Inclusive Resilience and Positive Impact Through Climate-Friendly, Community-Centric Adaptive Redevelopment

Expediting Inclusive Resilience and Positive Impact Through Climate-Friendly, Community-Centric Adaptive Redevelopment

Importance of Business Leadership and Investments in Community-Based Partnerships to Expedite Meaningful and Transformative Innovation, Local Capacity Building, Scalable Solutions and Holistic Resilience and Sustainability In the Age of Climate Crisis

Featuring 2 Innovative Models Driven By Fair and Equitable Commercial, Industrial and Residential Adaptive Redevelopment

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Beyond Impact Investing and ESG

Beyond Impact Investing and ESG

The truth is the financial system and institutions are not broken, they are designed to oppress and create inequity. The Restorative Economies Fund at the Kataly Foundation is based on its CEO, Nwamaka Agbo’s restorative economics framework and focuses on systems change for the prosperity of all. Watch this session to learn more about what intentional finance for systems change based on restorative economics looks like, examine some examples of restorative investing, and also discuss the policy changes needed to make this approach successful.

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Adjusting Your Vision: State Adoption of a Racial Impact Note Act

Adjusting Your Vision: State Adoption of a Racial Impact Note Act

The American Sustainable Business Network’s Race & Equity Working Group presents ‘Adjusting Your Vision: State Adoption of a Racial Impact Note Act.’

How you stand on a political issue may well depend on your frame of reference. If that frame of reference fails to account for race and ethnicity, then you may be frequently taking the wrong stance. That is why it is important state legislatures have at their disposal, and utilize, the mechanism to request a Racial Impact Note.

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The Real Bottom Line: Meeting Our Fundamental Needs While Bringing about Personal and Organizational Transformation

The Real Bottom Line: Meeting Our Fundamental Needs While Bringing about Personal and Organizational Transformation

In this ASBN Livable Planet Working Group Town Hall, we go beyond talking about “purpose” in business and explore how we can meet our fundamental needs on a personal and organizational level. With some new perspectives, it’s surprisingly easy to meet our fundamental needs and transform ourselves and our business. At the same time, we can improve performance and increase well-being and fulfillment, while saving money, reducing our consumption addiction (“affluenza”) and contributing to a livable planet.

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Mike Green, ASBN’s director of climate and energy policy, celebrated the passing of the IRA at the White House

Yesterday,  President Joe Biden was joined by thousands of leaders on the White House lawn to celebrate the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). The American Sustainable Business Network (ASBN) was honored to be invited along with elected officials, advocates, business leaders, and climate activists who  played a crucial role in this historic victory. Passed in August, the IRA is the largest piece of climate legislation in United States history and is expected to reduce carbon emissions by roughly 40 percent by 2030, equivalent to a net gigaton of emission reductions.

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The Case for Carbon Labeling

The Case for Carbon Labeling

The American Sustainable Business Network presents The Case for Carbon Labeling. From Adidas and Allbirds, to Numi Tea, to Just Salad, we’re seeing carbon labels pop up on the products we buy and sell. As a business leader, should I be getting in on the game?

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Member Interview with Marcia Frieze, CEO of Case Medical

1.    Why is sustainability important to your business?
Case Medical serves the healthcare community with reusable devices and environmentally
preferred consumables and solutions. We believe that sustainability benefits the patient,
staff, the environment, our children, and future generations. At a time when we are faced
with climate change, water shortages, and unnecessary use of toxic and hazardous
chemicals, Case Medical provides alternatives that are safer and highly effective. We’ve

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Announcing 3 New Speakers for ASBN 2022 Conference

The ASBN 2022 Conference is taking shape with a program that will inform, connect, and mobilize business leaders and investors to transform the public and private sectors toward a sustainable economy that is stakeholder-driven, regenerative, just, and prosperous.

We are thrilled to announce 3 powerhouse speakers to the program that will have you walking away from sessions with new insights, ideas, and inspiration that lead to ACTION.

Seungah Jeong

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Job Quality is a Pathway to Alpha

Job Quality is a Pathway to Alpha

In this webinar, “Job Quality is a Pathway to Alpha,” hear how improving the quality of frontline jobs leads to above-market investment returns with our presenter, Ellen G. Frank Miller, PhD, Founder and Chief Scientific Officer at WORC, the Workforce & Organizational Research Center.