WASHINGTON, June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members from the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) met with White House Administration officials at a first-of-its-kind, day-long summit at the White House on Tuesday, June 12, 2012.
The Business Summit for a Sustainable Economy was attended by 125 business owners and business organization leaders, representing ASBC's members' 150,000 businesses and 29 Administration officials including Domestic Policy Council Director Cecilia Munoz, Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis and EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson. The agenda included interactive sessions and panels made up of both Administration officials and ASBC members.
ASBC presented the Administration with a letter outlining Principles for a new economy, including quality job creation, shared prosperity and environmental stewardship. The letter and ASBC's priority policies and actions were also shared with members and staff of the House and the Senate.
"Our country and our business community are at an historic point, which requires a significant shift from the old economy. We have the business experience to develop the policies necessary to transform our whole economy to one that is sustainable – socially, environmentally and economically," said David Levine, Co-founder and CEO of ASBC. "We in the business community are committed to making this vision a reality, for creating jobs and putting the economy and our country on the right track."
We call on government to empower the engines of our economy—businesses—to be agents of recovery and revitalization. By properly managing markets, accounting for full costs, creating incentives, providing support, and creating a level playing field, government can enable restorative, equitable and sustainable economic models to thrive. Let us unleash the spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation across all sectors to confront and solve the economic, social and environmental problems we face today.
The letter, A Business Call for a New Economy: Toward a Vibrant, Equitable and Sustainable Economy may be found on www.asbcouncil.org.
The American Sustainable Business Council and its member organizations represent more than 150,000 businesses nationwide, and more than 300,000 entrepreneurs, executives, managers, and investors. ASBC informs and engages policy makers and the public about the need and opportunities for building a vibrant and sustainable economy. www.asbcouncil.org
SOURCE American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC)