Advancing the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework Is a Win for American Businesses Committed to a Just and Equitable Economy

Media Release

Washington, D.C.— Passage of the 2021 Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework (BIF) and, as a vital next step, a much larger reconciliation package is an opportunity to begin to turn an antiquated, carbon-based, inefficient foundation for American businesses into a new foundation that prioritizes a just and equitable economy. With today’s agreement and likely Senate vote to proceed, American businesses can accelerate planning toward a future of innovation that includes a significant part of the US population who could be the inspiration for or the source of much of that innovation.  

“We applaud the bi-partisan Senate group and are encouraged by the cooperation to reach agreement on this first step toward advancing a big, bold, investment in a fully inclusive America. We are hopeful that this type of cooperation will continue and encourage the Senate to finish the task swiftly and comprehensively,” said Thomas Oppel, executive vice president of American Sustainable Business Council. “The BIF is the first step, but a critically important one, to build back better for all.” 

American Sustainable Business Network (ASBN) is a movement builder in partnership with the business and investor community. ASBN develops and advocates solutions for policymakers, business leaders, and investors that support an equitable, regenerative, and just economy that benefits all⁠ – people and planet. As a multi-issue, membership organization advocating on behalf of every business sector, size, and geography, ASBN and its association members collectively represent over 250,000 businesses across our networks. ASBN was founded through the merger of the American Sustainable Business Council and Social Venture Circle.