ASBC's 4th Annual Business Summit 

When: September 29 – October 1, 2015
Where: Washington, D.C.
Who: Open to ASBC Members and Invited Guests
Register: Space is strictly limited so reserve your seat at the table, register online today!
More speakers confirmed: Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and former Rep. Bob Inglis (R-SC) will be speaking on the Price on Carbon. Other confirmed speakers include: Jeffrey Hollender, CEO of Sustain Condoms; Caren Street from Senator Harry Reid’s office; Natalia Olson from Small Business Administration; Mary Beth Maxwell from the Department of Labor; Mandy Cabot, CEO of Dansko; Ben Cohen, Co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s, and many more. Register today!
Shaping the Policies and Narrative to Build a Sustainable Future, reflects what the summit is all about; ensuring the voice of sustainable business is heard. Join this unique hands-on experience of hearing from and meeting with key members of Congress and Administration officials! 

Attend this summit for opportunities to create valuable working relationships with elected officials and regulators, gain visibility in the media, network with over 100 innovative leaders from across the country, increase your understanding of the policy process, and seize the opportunity to take your place at the decision-making table! 

September 9-13, 2015

Creating Social Innovation Through Tech and Entrepreneurship is a celebration of how innovation in business, technology and the arts can be catalysts in the fight for social justice. Join the three local Washington, DC organizations, DC+AcumenHatch International and Social Solutions, who have come together to empower, connect and inform DC's community of changemakers through the Social Innovation Festival. 

In recognition of the injustice of mass incarceration, this year's Social Innovation Festival will showcase ideas and solutions that give changemakers a new perspective on how technology and entrepreneurship can help solve one of the most pressing civil rights issues of our time. 

This festival will occur over 5 days across 4 different DC venues.  Speakers and panelists include representatives from: 

Busboys and Poets

Ashoka Changemakers

Hatch International

Social Solutions

The Sentencing Project

Law Enforcement Against Prohibition

Code for Progress

Congressional Research Institute for Social Work and Policy

Athena Global Alliance


Global Social Enterprise Initiative, George Washington University

and the Chesapeake Sustainable Business Council 


Attendees have the option of registering for individual events or have an all-access pass for the 5 days. 

View the Social Innovation Festival page to learn more about the individual events and register! 


Chesapeake PSR

Petition Update

As of July 15,  Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility has collected over 1,000 signatories to their No Secrets Fracking Campaign. They are asking for your... our...  continued participation and support.  The fracking industry is fighting hard to enter Maryland by claiming there is no proof that fracking harms human health.

Please support the CPSR campaign to expose the ways the fracking industry suppresses important information about the actual and potential health effects of fracking.

If you wish to be involved, consider sharing this petition with your friends and colleagues, and by making a small donation to their effort at www.chesapeakepsr.org.   You can raise the profile of medical and health voices in the debate on fracking.

To participate directly in the Maryland campaign, contact Tim Whitehouse, CPSR Executive Director.  twhitehouse@psr.org



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