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Briefing: Biden Policy Director Stef Feldman

On Wednesday, July 15, Business Forward and Small Business for America’s Future will welcome Biden for President Policy Director Stef Feldman for a Solutions 2020: Real-world Recommendations for the Next President briefing focused on the Vice President’s plan for modernizing our energy economy and building a sustainable infrastructure. Sign up here. Request the podcast here.

Briefing: Biden Team Members Jake Sullivan and Jason Rodriguez

On Thursday, July 9, Business Forward and Small Business for America’s Future welcomed Biden for President team members Jason Rodriguez, deputy national coalitions director, and Jake Sullivan, policy advisor, for a Solutions 2020: Real-world Recommendations for the Next President briefing focused on economic policy. Our guests from Biden for President…

Rule of Law Matters to Small Businesses, Too

For the past 18 months, we’ve been briefed by thousands of small businesses owners about how they define — and why they value — the “rule of law.” They tend to make one or more of three points. First, America’s reputation for reliable contracts, clear rules, and fair and efficient…

STATEMENT FROM JIM DOYLE REGARDING THE COALITION FOR CLEAN ENERGY AND HEALTHY COMMUNITIES

Washington, DC — Today, Business Forward Foundation and a growing list of partners joined together in a community-wide effort to help launch the Coalition for Clean Energy and Healthy Communities. Business Forward Foundation President Jim Doyle released the following statement: “Business Forward joins the coalition in support of key legislative…

Solutions 2020 Briefing: Mobilizing Tech Talent For The U.S. Government

On Wednesday, June 3, Business Forward welcomed Jennifer Anastasoff, executive director of the Tech Talent Project, for a Solutions 2020 briefing on mobilizing technological innovations for a 21st century government. On this call, Jennifer discussed how we can identify technology leadership positions in the government, what skills and technologies we…

NEW BUSINESS LEADER STATEMENT ON SUSTAINABLE BANKING

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 15, 2020 CONTACT: Jana Plat jplat@businessfwd.org (202) 861-1270 Washington, D.C. — Today, Business Forward Foundation issued a business leader statement on sustainable banking. In a letter addressed to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, more than 500 business leaders support requiring banks to disclose financed emissions. You can…

NEW REPORT ON SUSTAINABLE BANKING

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 14, 2020 CONTACT: Jana Plat jplat@businessfwd.org (202) 861-1270 Washington, D.C. — Today, Business Forward Foundation issued a report on the positive impact of “sustainable banking.” We Can’t Manage if Banks Won’t Measure argues that banks must do more to disclose their climate change risk and their lending…

NEW REPORT ON PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS

Washington, D.C. – Today, Business Forward Foundation issued its latest report on public charter schools. By beginning with the shortfalls of our current education system, the report argues that public charter schools can significantly close the racial achievement gap while improving both student outcomes and experiences in K-12 education. “With…

For D.C. students, teach coding as a “language of power.”

Automation destroys low-skill jobs and creates new, high-skill jobs simultaneously, changing America’s job mix as it goes. Those who obtain new skills can end up earning more, but those who don’t can end up earning substantially less – or falling out of the workforce entirely. If we don’t act, automation…

NEW TRAINING MANUAL AND PODCAST ON EDUCATION REFORM

Washington, D.C. – Today, Business Forward Foundation published a training manual, Making the Business Case: Education Reform. It offers business leaders guidance on how to most effectively talk about high school education reform when they speak to local media. “Business leaders are among the most trusted experts in the room…