Why Policy Matters and How Business can Effectuate Change!
The Alliance Center
Denver, CO
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Why Policy Matters and How Business can Effectuate Change!
Too often when public policies and regulations are developed, the views of sustainable or triple bottom line business leaders are not represented. Yet more than ever, sustainable business leaders need to step up and make their voice heard on issues like climate change, better wages, health care, sustainable agriculture, public lands and fair tax reform. And when sustainable businesses show up, politicians listen and the media take note.

If you're interested in learning more about the link between public policy, direct advocacy to policymakers, and how your business can get involved, join the American Sustainable Business Council, B Lab and Alliance for Sustainable Colorado for a Sip & Learn Happy Hour.

Learn to:
- Express your views face-to-face with policymakers;
- Express your business voice in an op-ed or Letter to the Editor;
- Create a strategy for weighing in on policy issues relevant to your business;
- Become an effective advocate for influencing policy.

Richard Eidlin is a Co-Founder and Vice President of Policy and Campaigns with the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC), a Washington, D.C. based coalition of 200,000+ businesses committed to building a vibrant and sustainable economy. He directs ASBCs policy and advocacy campaigns on Capitol Hill, the White House, federal regulatory agencies and state governments.  In December 2015, he led a delegation of ASBC members to the COP21 Paris Climate Summit.

Seth Henry is a lawyer for purpose-driven entrepreneurs and investors. As a business lawyer for 20+ years, Seth has worked with businesses and investors at every stage from formation through exit. He is a partner with Blue Dot Advocates, an impact economy law firm focused on bringing market-based solutions to social and environmental challenges. He helped draft the legislation that brought the benefit corporation form to Colorado.

Andrew Lemley is the Government Affairs Representative for New Belgium Brewing Company. Andrew advocates for policy at the federal and state levels that benefits the environment, people and the business of craft brewing. His background in community organizing and faith based organizations have lead him to work on the intersection of values, business and public policy. Andrew serves on the board of directors for the Rocky Mountain Employee Ownership Center and Homeless Gear.

Judy Amabile is the President and co-founder of Product Architects Inc.  The company has been manufacturing and distributing Polar Bottle brand Insulated sport bottles since 1994.  She is on the Board of Directors of the Boulder Chamber and a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the Daily Camera.  She lives in Boulder with her 3 sons and a dog.  

Brice Leconte is a lifelong entrepreneur, Brice founded iUnit as a product of his passions for real estate development, sustainability and technology. Brice is involved in every aspect of iUnit, from land acquisition to conceptual design, technology integration, sustainability integration and daily construction and management oversight. Brice is an Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of Maryland as well as an adviser and mentor at Georgetown University.


The Alliance Center (View)
1536 Wynkoop Street
Denver, CO 80202
United States


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