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To Every Cloud a Silver Lining: Tackling Climate Change in 2016

Medium, 12/30/16 Prevailing sentiment in progressive haunts is “2016, don’t let the door hit you on the way out.” Between a stressful election season, acts of terror, and the crisis in Syria, many of us will be glad to see the calendar page turn on Sunday night. Still, to every cloud a silver lining, and […]

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Holding Back The Tide

The Boston Herald, Letters, 12/19/16 The Herald’s story on the impending consequences of climate change for Boston read like a splash of cold water in the face (“Sea levels could sink Hub,” Dec. 9). As frightening as many of those projections are — a major flood affecting 90,000 Bostonians and 12,000 buildings with damages of […]

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My New Year’s Resolution

Jamaica Plain News, 12/12/16 This past Thursday Mayor Walsh released a new report with the latest predictions on how we can expect climate change to impact our city. The picture isn’t pretty. Though Jamaica Plain will escape the brunt of the impacts connected to rising sea levels, the consequences for our neighborhood will still be […]

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A Rising Tide of Economic Growth

Blue Mass Group, 11/16/16 In the children’s story The Emperor’s New Clothes¸ we are introduced to a monarch who parades around in the nude as if nothing is wrong. No one dares say anything, until one child voices the obvious. As The King Tide made a return to flood Boston’s waterfront this week, it is […]

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Drought is Bad for Business

Jamaica Plain Gazette, Opinion, 9/9/16 All of the patches of brown grass around Jamaica Plain have got me worried. Worried about our businesses. Yes, our businesses. This summer we have seen record rainfall lows and temperature highs. Thanks to climate change, our entire region is in a serious drought. As detrimental as that has been to […]

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​Keep Massachusetts an Energy Innovation Leader

Boston Business Journal, ViewPoint, 6/28/16 As one of the world’s most vibrant innovation hubs, it is incumbent upon Massachusetts to invest in clean energy to address climate change and grow our economy. Although gas prices are relatively low right now, we need to focus on expansive, long-term thinking as the state crafts a strategic, clean […]

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Clean Energy Industry Poised For Growth

Gloucester Daily Times, Opinion, Letter, 3/11/13 To the editor: I read your recent coverage of environmental concerns about the proposed Kinder Morgan gas pipeline (“Baker pressured to block pipeline surveys.” March 8), and walked away disappointed that a crucial summary of the benefits offered by clean energy sources was relegated to a few sentences. As […]

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Alliance Leaders Support Carbon Pricing Bill

Alliance Leaders J.J. Bartlett, President of Fishing Partnership Support Services; Roger Freeman, Founder and President of Solventerra; and Tedd Saunders, CEO of EcoLogical Solutions Inc. and CSO of The Saunders Hotel Group testified this afternoon at the State House hearing of S.1747, “An Act Combatting Climate Change,” sponsored by Senator Mike Barrett. Their full testimonies are below. “Putting a price on carbon pollution will […]

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Northeast energy program lifting economies and lowering emissions

Mariella Puerto, Senior Program Officer – Climate at the Barr Foundation released the following article July 20th regarding a new report which shows that states participating in the most recent phase of regional carbon cap-and-trade are experiencing significant economic benefits while dramatically reducing emissions. Read more below, or view the original article – with access to the […]

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Embracing the Future: The Economic Success of British Columbia’s Carbon Pricing Policy

The Alliance was pleased to host Mike Bernier, Parliamentary Secretary for Energy Literacy & the Environment and Dr. Susanna Laaksonen-Craig, Head, Climate Action Secretariat from British Columbia’s Ministry of Environment along with leading Massachusetts and British Columbia business executives for breakfast April 13th to discuss one of the hottest topics of conversation in the Massachusetts State House: […]

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Five Impediments to a Booming Social Impact Investment Market

by: Jeff Kushner, Partner, Social Venture Partners A few weeks ago I had the privilege of helping to lead the Alliance for Business Leadership’s discussion of “Sustainable Investing” at the Alliance’s 8th annual Fall CEO Summit. It was a lively discussion that has prompted the development of an Alliance for Business Leadership Task Force on Social […]

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A Revenue-Neutral Approach to Pricing Carbon in Massachusetts

A Revenue-Neutral Approach to Pricing Carbon in Massachusetts Leading innovation CEOs, investors and entrepreneurs participated in the Alliance for Business Leadership’s 8th annual CEO Summit on Sustainable Business in Boston on October 22nd.  Pricing carbon at a state level, similar to a policy implemented in British Columbia with the support of the business community there, […]

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CEO Summit on Sustainable Business Launches Collaborations

Innovation-focused CEOs and investors across the professional services, technology, life sciences and advanced energy sectors came together through The Alliance For Business Leadership’s CEO Summit on Sustainable Business; Growing Margins, Growing Markets at the Harvard Club in Boston October 22nd. Guided by global thought leaders, engaged by top national policy-makers, and inspired by top innovation CEOs […]

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Growth Economy Leaders for Higher Standards: New Allies, Sharpened Focus & Enhanced Ability to Assist

by Jim Boyle, President, Alliance for Business Leadership, and CEO, Sustainability Roundtable Two weeks ago a select group of about three dozen Alliance Leaders made the trip to Washington DC with the message that “Growth Economy Leaders” (those regularly adding terrific jobs with a future in the U.S.) are committed to supporting higher standards in workforce development, a cleaner economy, and improving health […]

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American Business Leaders Must Lead Publicly on Climate Change

As the EPA prepares, after years of delay, to issue regulations on carbon pollution required by the Supreme Court to enforce the Clean Air Act, the need for business leadership in advocating for effective action on climate change has never been greater. The hour is late, and the challenge daunting. The Alliance has been educating business leaders, […]

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Tesla Plans to Change the World – and They Just Might Do It

Silicon-Valley-based Tesla Motors (NQ:TSLA) is America’s first successful automaker start-up since – well, since automakers first started up.  CEO Elon Musk, a founder of the online payment service PayPal, poured his personal fortune into the company with the goal of solving the problem of sustainable production and consumption of energy, which he calls “the largest terrestrial problem that […]

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Senator Shaheen Briefs Alliance Leaders

A select group of Alliance leaders exchanged views last week with Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) concerning a wide variety of issues, including sexual assault in the military, women’s pay equity, patent trolling, and above all, the state of the U.S. Congress and how she gets things done in spite of it. In a gathering at the Cambridge […]

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Alliance Leaders Share Perspectives with Gubernatorial Candidates

The clean technology sector represents a tremendous opportunity for growth in Massachusetts: that’s the message delivered by Alliance leaders, together with conservation and environmental leaders, at meetings with candidates for governor in January.  The Alliance was pleased to be invited by former State Senator George Bachrach, president of the Environmental League of Massachusetts, to join a group of energy, […]

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Elyse Cherry & Boston Community Capital: financing social good

Alliance Leader Elyse Cherry, founding board member and CEO of Boston Community Capital (BCC), is more than just an entrepreneurial success. BCC’s capital growth since founding, increasing assets under management by 3500% to close to a billion dollars, attests to her financial acumen. But beyond business success, Cherry’s career also provides a model for how […]

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Cape Wind is an Historic Opportunity

The Alliance for Business Leadership is a Bay State based non-profit public affairs community for CEOs, Investors and Entrepreneurs committed to greater social and environmental responsibility.  More than 150 founders, CEOs, and managing principals of Massachusetts companies – the vast majority of which work outside of the Bay State’s burgeoning clean tech industry but including many of the […]

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What is the Greatest Unmet Need in U.S. Public Affairs?

If asked for a one word explanation of what is most needed in U.S. public affairs today, I believe a substantial majority of business leaders would say, “Leadership.”   What most science-respecting, innovative business leaders and investors would not likely initially think is that the leadership we most need in public affairs must come from them. […]

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Massachusetts Passes Energy Law

The Alliance for Business Leadership applauds the work by the Massachusetts Legislature for passing an energy bill that will continue to boost energy efficiency and renewable energy development while lowering energy costs for businesses and individuals. As states across the country are deciding whether and how to provide leadership on energy issues in the absence […]

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States Make Energy, Jobs Gains through Public-Private Partnerships

In the absence of clear federal policy, states across the country are deciding whether and how to provide leadership on energy issues. In 2011, Massachusetts became the number one state in the nation for energy efficiency, overtaking California for the first time. According to the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, the Commonwealth’s clean energy sector boasts […]

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Boston Globe Coverage of MA Gov's Renewable Energy Address, Alliance Support

As an update to yesterday’s post on Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick’s address on renewable energy, here is a brief excerpt from the Boston Globe coverage: “Let me tell you that I have heard enough about Evergreen — or Solyndra for that matter. We are not always going to score. But we are never going to […]

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Alliance Responds to MA Gov. Patrick's Address on Renewable Energy

Today Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick made a major address on the state’s strategy on renewable energy. His speech is here on the website of the Massachusetts Clean Energy Council, which organized the event. His main points were: We have a generational responsibility to get this right. We have the talent and infrastructure to create new technologies, products, […]

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Introducing the Alliance: A New Name – A New Commitment

This week the Alliance for Business Leadership (“the Alliance”) launches a new platform for business leadership to address some of the most pressing challenges our society faces: A crisis of confidence in the role of government; Insufficient investment in education, infrastructure and research; Demographic hurdles from an aging population, declines in real wages and social […]

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Hearing Rumors About Us? They Might Be True…

In case you have heard the rumor that we are changing our name…it is true. We have become the Alliance for Business Leadership (“The Alliance”) and will be launching the change along with our 2012 agenda on our website very shortly. For the moment, all of our emails, phone numbers, address and URL remain the […]

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The Global Innovation Economy: Team Massachusetts Heads to Brazil

PBLN will be joining the Massachusetts Innovation Economy Mission to Brazil next week led by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick. As described in today’s Boston Globe, the 50 business and government leaders will include several cabinet secretaries and agency heads in key sectors, and top brass from universities and research institutes; as well as executives from EMC, […]

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November Issues Update

PBLN came out strong in support of the Massachusetts landmark energy legislation called the Green Communities Act in the face of significant criticism by some of the state’s most influential business organizations. We also deepened our engagement on the critical issue of workforce development through education and the crisis in of public nutrition policy and […]

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PBLN Pre-Summit Spotlight: Merida Meridian CEO Catherine Connolly

As PBLN nears its Annual Boston CEO Summit, we have asked some of our participants to share some of their incoming thoughts as they prepare for the conference. One of them, Catherine Forster Connolly, CEO of Merida Meridian, graciously shared her thoughts and insight regarding some of the topics that will be brought up during the […]

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Click here for November 10th CEO Summit Agenda

Thanks for your interest in PBLN’s November 10th CEO Summit at UMass Boston. The Agenda is here. We are more proud than ever to feature the ideas of entrepreneurs from a wide range of industries and sectors, and from some of the leading thinkers in the public policy arena as well.

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Nearing the Summit: CEOs, Government Leaders To Gather November 10th for "Stepping Up: Business Leadership in America's Next Economy"

“We can no longer afford a distinction between what is good for business and what is good for society” – Communispace CEO Diane Hessan “If I am not on the field, someone else is playing my position” – North Bridge Venture Partners, General Partner, Carmichael Roberts There are a few dates to bank on in […]

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Occupy Everything: What Do CEOs Think?

So CEO’s: what do you think of the Occupy Wall Street phenomenon? Citigroup CEO Vikram Pandit has weighed in about the Occupy protests, saying “Their sentiments are completely understandable. Trust has been broken between financial institutions and the citizens of the U.S., and that is Wall Street’s job, to reach out to Main Street and rebuild […]

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"I Want to Put a Ding in the Universe": In Memory of Steve Jobs

The PBLN community mourns the loss of Steve Jobs, a visionary leader. Much will be said by those who knew him well. PBLN did not get the chance to work with him, to our great regret. Fast company captures some of Jobs’ quotable words on the subject of making the world a better place that are worth […]

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Palestinian Technology Entrepreneurs Mean Business in Visit to US Innovation Economy

UPDATE: The visit was a huge success on both sides. The symmetry was evident in comments to the Boston Globe, which published a nice piece about the visit written by Hiawatha Bray.  Visiting CEO Murad Tahboub (Asal) said, “[t]here is usually a shortage of software developers in the US, and they are looking for destinations outside […]

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Pick up the Gauntlet: A Response to President Obama's Jobs Speech

President Obama just finished his jobs speech to a joint session of the US Congress. It is hard to remember a Presidential address in the last 20 years that more focused on the role of business in the potential for prosperity in America. The President seemed to want to bridge two conventional images: business as a […]

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What's Bigger? The Debt Crisis or the Investment Crisis? Is this Even the Question?

What’s bigger? The debt crisis or the investment crisis? Admittedly, both are a problem. And neither was resolved by the debt ceiling drama. We can all agree that avoiding default is a good thing. Beyond that, has anything been resolved? Are we any closer to investing in a sustainable economy that will unleash a new […]

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July Issues Update: Health Care Cost, the Business of Clean Energy, and a Human Capital Crisis

Are Education Problems Supply Chain Problem? In many ways, business sees the education reform agenda as a supply chain problem. There are gaps in the chain along the way from pre-K to career in a variety of places with little explanation. Is the K-12 education really what is needed to succeed in job training or college? […]

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PBLN Responds to New Hampshire Senator John Sununu: CEOs Need to Be Leaders and Keep Their Day Jobs Too

Management visionary Peter Drucker famously said that “[e]very single social and global issue of our day is a business opportunity in disguise.” He could be referring to climate change, foreign and fossil fuel energy dependence, overwhelming healthcare costs, schools and community colleges that fail to put young people on paths to high wage jobs…. In a […]

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Seeking Public-Private Partnership for Clean Energy Economy: PBLN at the Massachusetts Statehouse

According to a recent report from the Brookings Institute, in terms of overall size, the clean economy in the Boston metropolitan area ranks 8th among the largest metro areas in the US.  The report, “Sizing the Clean Economy: A National and Regional Green Jobs Assessment” estimates that Boston currently boasts 41,825 clean economy jobs (with 4,300 […]

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June Policy Update

What is on our plate at PBLN? Deep engagement with the biggest challenges facing our society and our economy. Here is a review of several opportunities to get involved today: Education We believe in government – and we see clearly that there are many instances where ineffective regulation can kill innovation. The U.S. Department of […]

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May Policy Update

Immigration Reform and Start Up Visa Legislation President Obama has just launched a comprehensive immigration reform agenda. There are many elements to immigration reform and PBLN doesn’t yet have a position on specific proposals outside of supporting Start Up Visa legislation. However, it is evident that a larger immigration reform agenda is of fundamental importance […]

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Reports of Life in the U.S. Capitol: DC Summit Report, Part One

We are just back from PBLN’s 4th Annual CEO Forum in the US Capitol. 115 CEOs, executives, entrepreneurs and investors landed on what many in business describe as “another planet.” Already reports are coming in from participants about the possibility of innovation in a place where you would not expect anything to grow. Venture Capitalist, […]

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What Kind of Community Does Innovation Require? You Tell Us!

We are thrilled that Ashley McCown, President of Solomon McCown is part of our 100 biz leader delegation to Washington DC this week. Ashley and colleagues have allowed us to be a co-sponsor for a program focused on a topic we view as essential to the growth of the innovation economy: community. Here is how […]

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A Vision for America's Next Economy

  What would you say to Washington (that you could say in polite company) if you had the chance? 100 PBLN leaders are heading to Capitol Hill to meet with leaders in Congress and the Obama Administration about the state of the American economy and to discuss how to plan for inventing the next one. […]

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PBLN's April Call to Action

Join with PBLN to Save Americorps and National Service Thanks to the urging of Rosabeth Moss Kanter who sits not only on our Board but also on the Board of City Year, PBLN has joined the coalition to Save Service – a diverse collection of business, labor, civic leadership, education and other sectors standing up […]

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Ron Shaich, Joshua Boger & Diane Hessan to talk "Business Leadership and Values" at DC Summit

One of our best models of a CEO who “gets it” about the role business plays in society is a regular at PBLN events is Panera Bread Company founder and Chairman Ron Shaich. Ron is going to participate in a session at our Washington Summit May 4th. He’ll be paired with Vertex founder and former […]

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Vision for a Clean and Competitive Commonwealth: A PBLN CEO Forum Hosted by Zipcar

Please join PBLN on February 15, 2011 7:45 – 9:30am Featuring Secretary Richard K. Sullivan, Jr. and Undersecretary for Policy David Cash from the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Zipcar CEO Scott Griffith Join PBLN at WilmerHale, 60 State Street, 26th floor, as the Patrick Administration’s top leadership on […]

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The Year in Review: Progress and Leadership

PBLN finished 2010 as a high-energy network of more than 150 top business leaders. We convened more than 500 business, government and non-profit leaders to wrestle with big challenges and big ideas for progress. We effectively entered the public discourse on healthcare, energy, housing and other issues via PBLN’s own voice and diverse voices of […]

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A Call to Action: Sign Today to Save EPA's Clean Air Act Authority

Dear Members and Friends, PBLN has adopted a policy statement developed by the Energy and Environment Working Group that supports the right of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate carbon emissions, an existing power that is particularly critical in the face of Congress’ collective failure to address climate change through legislation. EPA’s authority to regulate carbon under […]

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PBLN Awarded Barr Foundation Grant for "Climate Change Solutions"

PBLN is celebrating word that the Barr Foundation has awarded us a grant to do work educating and mobilizing business leaders to work on initiatives targeting reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Our “Climate Change Solutions Project” will include educational programming, advocacy activities and also increased representation of PBLN on key coalitions and initiatives where strategy is […]

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Can Innovation Companies Drive Job Growth in New England?

There is no more important issue than sustainable job growth. In one of the most well-attended sessions at the PBLN CEO Summit October 8th at Bentley University, Boston Globe columnist Scott Kirsner moderated a session on the question of whether the so-called “innovation economy” (title of his column) can drive job growth at a scale […]

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Here Comes the Summit – 200 PBLN CEOs Gather in Waltham

In anticipation of the October 8th CEO Summit at Bentley University, PBLN Executive Director Andrew Tarsy caught up Jon Carson a nationally recognized serial entrepreneur with a passion for social entrepreneurship. Jon has started and profitably sold three companies and in his latest incarnation he is CEO of BiddingForGood. PBLN: So why are you going to this summit tomorrow? Jon […]

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Photography from September 17 Meeting on Energy and Environment

Photos from the September 17 Energy & Environment Working Group meeting held at EnerNOC. Featuring: MA Secretary of Energy & Environmental Affairs Ian Bowles, EnerNOC CEO Tim Healy, and Ceres President Mindy Lubber. U.S. Senator Scott Brown (R-MA). Read more about the event and the Energy and Environment Working Group. Photos courtesy of Susan Young Photography. [nggallery id=1] […]

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Energy & Environment Working Group Meeting

Host TBD Register |  Add to calendar At this quarterly meeting, PBLN’s Energy & Environment Working Group will discuss current challenges and opportunities regarding business practices and public policy related to energy efficiency, climate change and the clean economy. Speakers and specific topic are TBD. Chaired by Mitch Tyson, CEO of Advanced Electron Beams, Inc. […]

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Energy & Environment Working Group meeting

Date: September 16, 2010
Location: TBD

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CEOs Probe Pricing of Cape Wind and the True Cost of Fossil Fuels — Many See a Long Term Bargain in Wind Energy

One key idea behind the creation of PBLN was to engage, educate and empower the voices of business leaders to speak out about the issues they felt as individuals were critical to the health of the economy and society. Yesterday at our forum on the Cape Wind off-shore power project we saw this model in […]

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More on Cape Wind – Rate Regulators Reviewing Power Purchase Agreement

For Cape Wind, the proposed first-in-the-nation offshore wind farm, moving on to another stage of the process of approval is how it goes. A standard review of the project’s power purchase agreement with National Grid is underway with a public hearing before the state’s public utility review agency. What is in the landmark contract? There […]

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PBLN Exec on XConomy.com: Of Cuban Missiles and Chinese Wind Turbines

Old enough to remember the spectre of Soviet missiles pointed at the United States from nearby Cuba? Maybe just studied it in school? Congressman and House Energy Chair Ed Markey (D-MA) made an analogy between the windblades being made in China, pointed (in his words) at the US economy and those Soviet missiles pointed at US […]

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Let's Hope NStar Steps Up – The Next Shot Heard Round the World

One of the goals of PBLN is to have more diverse pro-business points of view expressed in the media when the public is learning about complicated issues. A great example of our modest success to-date appeared very quietly on the inside pages of the Boston Globe yesterday with a small quote pointing out there are plenty […]

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Boston Business Journal Editorial Backs Cape Wind – Sees Long Term Bargain, Short term Economic Benefit

The Boston Business Journal came out today with this editorial supporting the entrepreneur-driven Cape Wind project. It recognizes the complexity of seeing this value, citing the prospect that on hot summer days when oil prices are high, we will realize the value of having a no-fuel-cost renewable element to our energy supply. The BBJ signals […]

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Business Leaders Press the Case for Competitiveness, Growth, Sustainability

At the PBLN Washington Summit, 75 innovative CEOs and top business leaders are gathering now for what will be 24 hours of dialogue with policy leaders, fellow executives and key decision makers. Some have remarked that since the meltdown on Wall Street and the recession, the business world’s attention to Washington has increased dramatically. This […]

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Cape wind power purchase agreement with National Grid means better prices for families and businesses, and clean energy, job creation all together

The era of putting Renewable Energy at the center of our economy has begun. The power purchase agreement between National Grid and the Cape Wind Project means significant benefits for the region in renewable energy production, job creation, stable (and decreasing) pricing and long-term economic development. For the cost of a cup of coffee a […]

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PBLNer George Matouk Jr. (CEO, John Matouk & Co) on CEO Corner (NECN)

Telling his business story that we have cheered about before here, CEO George Matouk, Jr. (John Matouk & Co.) was featured on New England Cable News channel’s CEO Corner, hosted by Peter Howe last night. He spoke eloquently about his experiences coming back to a family business with a Columbia MBA and taking his grandfather and father’s […]

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U.S. Approval of Cape Wind Project Marks New Era in Renewable Energy

The Progressive Business Leaders Network (PBLN) offered the following statement today on the Department of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar’s decision to grant federal approval to the Cape Wind project: The era of putting Renewable Energy at the center of our economy has begun. Cape Wind offers significant benefits for the region including job creation, stable pricing, long-term economic development […]

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Is HIRING "the new black?"

Is HIRING “the new black”? You know the expression from the fashion world right? Let the debates begin about what the latest US Department of Labor statistics mean about trends in our economic recovery. CNN Money does a nice job of breaking them down. On the one hand 162,000 jobs were created in March; and on the […]

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Business Leadership – Going Solar in Southeast Massachusetts

PBLN member George Matouk, President and CEO of John Matouk & Co., a company manufacturing fine linens in Fall River, Massachusetts, has been doing the unexpected for a long time. George is a visionary and has transformed a legacy business with his own set of 21st century business skills, honed at Columbia Business School. He is […]

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Welcome to PBLN's Summit on "Business Leadership and Public Policy: Inventing a More Sustainable Economy"

More than 225 CEOs, executives, government and policy leaders are gathered at the John F. Kennedy Library today for the PBLN Summit. Our aims are to build our network and to make clear our desire to educate business leaders and the public about a new definition of what is “good for business.” Our dynamic working […]

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Progressive Business Leaders Network Statement on Budget Cuts Proposed by Gov. Deval Patrick

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Andrew Tarsy 617-515-9004 Andy@pbln.org Boston, MA (October 28, 2009) … The Progressive Business Leaders Network (PBLN) released the following statement from PBLN President Thomas D. Dretler (President, Eduventures, Inc.) and PBLN Co-Chairs Jeffrey Bussgang (General Partner, Flybridge Capital Partners) and Joshua Boger (Founder & former CEO Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc.) regarding budget […]

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Apple breaks ties with US Chamber of Commerce over disagreement on how to address climate change

Apple joined a recent trend of major players breaking with the US Chamber of Commerce over its opposition to US government attempts to address climate change.

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ABL Think Tank Brown Bag Lunch: Climate Preparedness and Resiliency

Join The Alliance, Juliette Kayyem, Founder of Kayyem Soluions LLC and Mia Goldwasser, ‎Climate Preparedness Program Manager  at the City of Boston Office of Environment, Energy and Open Space, for the ABL Think Tank Brown Bag Lunch: Climate Preparedness and Resiliency. Bring lunch and a keen mind as we focus on a hot policy issue during these succinct, […]

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