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.” 

The American Sustainable Business Network (ASBN) is a partner to businesses and the investor community to bring collective wisdom and public policy solutions to the systemic issues negatively impacting our society and planet. Founded through the merger of the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) and Social Venture Circle (SVC), ASBN rejects short-term thinking narrowly focused on just shareholder value in favor of a capitalism based on creating long-term value and being accountable to all stakeholders: owners, workers, families, community, environment, state, nation, and world. 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.