ASBC 2019 Summit
December 10 – 11, 2019 • Washington, D.C.
Capitalism in America has been a world-class force for progress and freedom – but reforming capitalism to restore and expand economic fairness will create a significantly better capitalism:
The kind that delivers the resilient, sustainable economy we need.
Confidence in America’s political and economic institutions is fading fast. CEOs, experts and citizens left and right see erosion of opportunity, systemic economic inequality and a stagnating middle class. They’re urging a course correction for capitalism that will revitalize our market-based economy with innovative reforms – and you can help chart that course. Join American Sustainable Business Council, the nation’s leading voice for responsible business thought and advocacy, as we tackle issues that will impact your operations and the economy in 2020 and beyond.
- Understand the root causes of why our market-based economy has come to concentrate rewards in a small fraction of our population.
- Dialogue with business and political leaders, journalists and activists from the left, right and center on the future of capitalism – and how economic reform can make it work for all.
- Network with triple-bottom-line business leaders from around the U.S.
- Hear how state and federal policymakers are dealing with income inequality, climate change, deteriorating infrastructure and more.
- Meet with members of Congress in both parties and advocate for policy changes and bipartisan ideas to foster a vibrant, just and sustainable economy.
Dec. 10, explore what’s working and not working in capitalism as viewed by business and political leaders, economists, journalists, and conservative and progressive activists. Learn how we can unrig our political system to create a “radical center,” and reform our economy to slow climate change, upgrade our infrastructure, improve the cost/benefit of health care, foster healthy innovation and help small businesses thrive.
Dec. 11, meet on Capitol Hill with Congress members and their teams on environmental, workplace, and economic issues. Join us as we advocate for proven, sustainable business ideas and policies that cut through partisanship to foster the broad-based prosperity and stability business needs.
ASBC knows the power of business to build a better world – and policymakers listen to business. If you see your own success in building a more competitive, innovative, inclusive economy, join us December 10-11. In these two days, you can help jump-start reform of the political rules — and help save our economy. Go to Summit2019@asbcouncil.org
Rethinking Our Way to the Future We Want
How Inequality Constricts Our Economy And What We Can Do About It
Heather Boushey, President and CEO, Washington Center for
Equitable Growth and author of UNBOUND
Worker Ownership – A Strategy for Strengthening America’s Middle Class
Doug O’Brien, President and CEO, National Cooperative Business
Matt Gomez, Counsel, House Small Business Committee, Chairwoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY)
Dan Wolf, President, Cape Air; Former Massachusetts State Senator
Michael Peck, 1worker1vote co-founder/executive director; ASBC Board Secretary
It takes courage to do business responsibly. Government policy often fails to support the triple bottom line, while coddling companies that harm people and the planet. The American Sustainable Business Council leads policy change on behalf of major brands and a total of 250,000 businesses. If we band together, we can change how America does business.
See why billionaire entrepreneur Nick Hanauer says economic inequality is a bad deal for everyone
– and why he supports the ASBC Summit, Dec. 10-11
Super-successful tech investor/entrepreneur Nick Hanauer doesn’t see fair pay as charity. A passionate, early advocate for the $15/hour minimum wage, his 2013 essay explained, “In a capitalist system, rising inequality creates a death spiral of falling demand that ultimately takes everyone down.”
“We think everyone should be rich and be a millionaire, but we also think that millionaires and billionaires should pay taxes at the same rate that working Americans do,”
Morris Pearl, Patriotic Millionaires’ Chair
“We think everyone should be rich and be a millionaire, but we also think that millionaires and billionaires should pay taxes at the same rate that working Americans do.”
Morris Pearl, Patriotic Millionaires’ Chair