American Sustainable Business Council and Social Venture Circle Welcome New Members
Washington, D.C.— As American businesses increasingly focus on how they must contribute to a more just and sustainable economy and environment, the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) and Social Venture Circle (SVC) are pleased to announce their newest members since the two organizations entered a strategic union in September 2020. Recognizing the urgency to apply their focus on the pervasive issues of climate and energy, infrastructure, business for democracy, race and equity, circular economy, and the High Road workplace, these businesses are leaders in their sectors.
Now included among the ranks of the extensive network of ASBC-SVC are:
2050 and Beyond
Affinity Capital Group
Angle Angel Investments
Avocado Green Mattress
Building Product Ecosystems
Clean Water Action
Culture Shift Agency
Deer Dancer Impact Fund
Dole Packaged Foods
East Bay Community Foundation
Equipe de Conservacao da Amazonia – Ecam
Find Your Grind
Great Lakes Business Network
Green Mountain Power
Hersha Hospitality/Matthew Lobach
Impact Venture/Kateryna Filippi
Iron Horse Vineyards
Iroquois Valley Farmland REIT
Kristina Klaas + Co. LLC
Long Life Information and Referral Network
Lyceum Partners Design Inc
Plant Based Products Council
Shining Rock Ventures
The Green Project
The Young Turks/Kelli Coats
Thousand Hills Lifetime Grazed
United States Africa Business Collaborative (USADBC)
Select quotes from the most recent organizations to have
Clean Water Action: “The business voice for clean water, for action on climate, environmental health, racial justice, and strengthening our democracy so it works for all has never been more vital. Together, we can make it happen,” said Clean Water Action’s Jon Scott, who manages business partnerships for the national nonprofit.
Concordia is a New York-based nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to actively fostering, elevating, and sustaining cross-sector partnerships for social impact. “We are thrilled to partner with SVC and ASBC in a reciprocal manner, and look forward to leveraging our respective insights and networks for global economic change” stated Hanne Dalmut, Senior Director of Partnerships.
Equipe de Conservacao da Amazonia, Ecam, works closely with Afro-Latin American and Indigenous communities assisting them in building sustainable financing mechanisms and increasing their representation within critical policy agendas. “We are honored and excited to join the ASBC and SVC community and to work together to implement our joint mission with partners and communities around the globe,” said Vasco van Roosmalen, Co-founder and Executive Director.
OfficeTECH, Inc. is a premier provider of office equipment in Alaska, Washington and Idaho, and provides an equitable and just work environment including flexible schedules, health insurance and sustainable living wages. “We joined ASBC to help create a more benevolent capitalism and a more energy efficient, compassionate, sustainable economy for the future,” said Julie Olsen, President and Agent Owner.
“We are honored to welcome these likeminded organizations seeking to transform economic systems so they work for all,” said MaryAnne Howland, Chair of ASBC’s board of directors and Founder and President of Ibis Communications. “At ASBC our focus is on how our diverse businesses and communities will not just survive, but prosper in a restorative, regenerative economy that works for all,” she continued.
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.