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December 16, 2011
Ben Cohen, founder of Ben and Jerry’s Homemade Ice Cream, and co-founder of American Sustainable Business Council’s “Business for Democracy” initiative, makes an outstanding case for how regulation helps innovators and entrepreneurs. Cohen describes the early days of his ice cream business and how Haagen-Dazs, then owned by... read more
December 13, 2011
The American Sustainable Business Council and B Lab are thrilled to announce the passage and signing of the New York State Benefit Corporation legislation. Continuing a national trend of strong bi-partisan support for benefit corporation legislation, the New York bill (S79-A and A4692-A), sponsored by Senators Daniel Squadron (... read more
December 8, 2011
Vince Siciliano, CEO of New Resource Bank and ASBC Advisory Board Member, published an opinion piece, "How the REINS Act Fails Small Businesses and the Economy" on
December 6, 2011
“Today, the House of Representatives ignored the true needs of small businesses across the nation in favor of giving themselves unnecessary power to regulate the marketplace via the REINS Act,” said Frank Knapp, president of the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce and ASBC Action Fund Vice Chair. “Small businesses... read more
December 5, 2011
ASBC Advisory Board Member Jennifer V. Orgolini published an op-ed, "2011 Growth Aided by Smart Government Regulations,"  in The Washington Post.
November 29, 2011
The Business for Democracy campaign was highlighted by Social Funds, a personal finance site dedicated to socially responsible investing.
November 17, 2011
On November 17, 2011 businesses across the nation urged the White House and State Department to conduct an honest, thorough assessment of the Keystone Pipeline. In a letter organized by the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC), business owners and their supporters raised concerns about the potential economic and... read more
November 16, 2011
This week, the Coalition for Sensible Safeguards released a comprehensive analysis of the Regulatory Accountability Act; a proposal in Congress to gut the rule-making capability of federal agencies. The Act, known as RAA, is not linked to any specific issue or policy area, but is designed to delay and dilute rulemaking across... read more
November 9, 2011
ASBC Board Member and President and Co-Founder of BetterWorld Telecom Matt Bauer published "Keep the Internet Free and Open" in The Hill's Congress Blog.
November 8, 2011
Frank Knapp Jr., ASBC Action Fund Vice Chairman, penned a response in Politico to an opinion piece by Former Sen. Blanche Lincoln, which blamed regulation for impeding the growth of small businesses. 


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