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Program

The Role of Business in Repairing America & Creating a New Economy

Tuesday, February 11   ·   1:00PM - 2:30PM

What are the opportunities and obstacles for advancing a new economy agenda? New and powerful voices are emerging within America's business community that are advocating for policies that support a more just and sustainable economy that can help repair the damage of "business as usual." Working at the national and state levels, businesses and diverse business associations are working to create a new economy based on principles of economic success, environmental protection, clean energy, and social benefits. Hear from business leaders and organizations focusing on building a new economy that works for both people and the planet. The session highlights their organizing and advocacy strategies and innovative approaches to doing business, as well as how they are building a vibrant, just and sustainable economy.

Moderator:
David Levine, Co-Founder and CEO, American Sustainable Business Council

Presenters:
Amy Hall, Director, Social Consciousness, Eileen Fisher, Inc.
Frank Knapp, President & CEO, South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce
Fran Teplitz, Director, Social Investing & Policy, Green America