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Alliance Joins Coalition for Clean Energy Solutions

Boston, April 26, 2016 New Coalition of Nonprofit, Business and Consumer Groups Launch Alliance for Clean Energy Solutions (ACES) Leading Regional Organizations Combine Forces to Support Long-Term Policies that Will Create Clean, Affordable and Reliable Energy . Nearly 20 environmental, clean energy industry, business, consumer, and health groups announced the creation of a coalition named […]

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Alliance Proudly Joins MA Business Sector Push for Transgender Rights Bill

Boston Globe, Business & Tech, 4/13/16 General Electric Co., Suffolk Construction, and the Massachusetts Business Roundtable are throwing their support behind a bill to bolster transgender rights, as Attorney General Maura Healey turns up the heat on the Legislature to act on it. In an effort organized by Healey, businesses plan to send a letter […]

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Change, but no revolution, at the Chamber of Commerce

Boston Globe, Opinion, 4/5/16 BACKING A BILL to prevent transgender discrimination? That’s easy. Backing new taxes? That’s hard. If James Rooney, CEO of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, really wants his organization to be more cutting edge — as he told the Globe’s Jon Chesto — he should cut against the grain of classic, […]

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Get Money Out of Politics, Get Young People in

Roll Call, 4/4/16 By Alan D. Solomont Saturday marked the second anniversary of the Supreme Court’s McCutcheon v. FEC decision, which eliminated limits on aggregate campaign donations, the total amount an individual can donate to all candidates for federal office and national party committees. Once again equating campaign contributions to speech, the court held that the […]

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Don’t Send Foreign Entrepreneurs Packing

Boston Globe, Opinion, 4/4/16 By Jeffrey J. Bussgang and Bill Brah MANY HIGH-TECH entrepreneurs dread this time of year — the annual lottery for H-1B visas is about to get underway. More than 300,000 skilled foreign workers will apply to receive one of only 85,000 of the magic tickets that allow them to take jobs in […]

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Late-night MBTA Service Crucial to Economic Growth and Justice

Commonwealth Magazine, Opinion, 4/4/16 By Micheal Curry and Jesse Mermell INVESTING IN TRANSPORTATION in order to create economic growth is a popular refrain. You’d be hard-pressed to find the business group, community organization, or transit agency that doesn’t talk that talk. But judging by the speed with which the MBTA shut down late-night service, it […]

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Alliance Board Member features Boston’s most Influential Minorites

Boston Globe, Business, 3/30/16 We Bostonians love lists. Who’s powerful, who’s rich, who’s promising. Boston magazine and the Boston Business Journal have turned rankings into a cottage industry. But these lists invariably showcase something we’re not so proud of: Just how white the establishment is here. Easy to blame the media — and we do […]

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Alliance Welcomes New Chair to Board of Directors

Newton Patch, Business, 3/24/16 Newton’s own Jeffrey J. Bussgang has been elected chair for the Leadership Team of the Alliance for Business Leadership. The ABL announced the decision at the organization’s annual Labor Lab meeting. Bussgang, a general partner at Flybridge Capital Partners and senior lecturer at Harvard Business School, will replace outgoing chair Philip […]

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Leader Lab Seeks Some Answers

Boston Globe, Business, 3/17/16 It may not seem possible to solve all of Boston’s biggest problems in one day. But Jesse Mermell is going to give it a try. As president of the left-leaning Alliance for Business Leadership, Mermell is hosting a daylong workshop called the Leader Lab at the Seaport World Trade Center on […]

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What Apple’s Fight With the FBI Means for Massachusetts

Boston Globe, Opinion, 3/16/16 By Colin Angle and Paul Sagan THE FUTURE of America’s high-tech industry is at stake in the FBI’s effort to force Apple to break open the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone. If the FBI succeeds in forcing Apple to write, cryptographically sign, and deliver new software to undermine Apple’s own security features, […]

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