ABL Updates | July 1, 2020
The Alliance for Business Leadership (ABL) is excited to announce that the Wachusett Business Incubator (WBI) has joined the organization of progressive business leaders.
The Wachusett Business Incubator was founded in 2015 and fosters economic growth in North Central Massachusetts by providing targeted assistance to entrepreneurs and inventors in the region.
ABL Updates | June 1, 2020
The Alliance for Business Leadership stands with the thousands of demonstrators who are coming together peaceably in Boston and across the country to demand justice for the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and many others.
Black voices and lives matter.
We will examine how we can best support policy reforms to address excessive force, racial profiling, and racism in our institutions. We formally support Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley’s House resolution condemning police brutality and calling for accountability from our criminal justice system. We will work to amplify the voices of Black leaders in Massachusetts with a particular emphasis on our role in supporting Black business leaders.
As we work to build trust in our institutions and cooperation among communities, we must ensure that every person and business has the same opportunity to thrive in the Commonwealth.
As a coalition of progressive business leaders, we are recommitting ourselves to the values of diversity and opportunity for all. We encourage our members and the Massachusetts business community to explore resources on how we can work together to address inequality and institutional racism.
Board of Directors Updates | April 15, 2020
ABL announces new Chair and Treasurer of the Board of Directors. Read press release here.
Staff Updates | December 19, 2019
ABL announces new president. Read press release here.
Gloucester Daily Times | July 26, 2019
Alliance Vice President of Policy & Operations Meagan Greene calls for updating zoning laws.
Boston Business Journal | July 18, 2019
Alliance members took a ride on an MBTA Bus to City Hall for a meeting with Boston Mayor Marty Walsh to discuss how transportation impacts business and the economy.
Boston Business Journal | July 11, 2019
ABL member, and former Massachusetts Secretary of Energy and Environment, Maeve Bartlett, opines on the importance of investing in offshore wind.
The Wall Street Journal | July 11, 2019
Alliance board member C.A. Webb discusses economic consequences of a failing transit system.
Commonwealth Magazine | July 9, 2019
ABL President Jesse Mermell teams up with Lynn Mayor Thomas McGee to call for ferries to be a piece to the Commonwealth’s transportation network.
WGBH | July 2, 2019
ABL President Jesse Mermell comments on the growing transportation crisis and the role businesses must play.
Herald Times | June 27, 2019
ABL Vice President of Policy and Operations Meagan Greene discusses why investing in offshore wind energy will boost our economy.
Newburyport News | June 26, 2019
ABL Vice President of Policy and Operations Meagan Greene discusses why investing in clean energy will help our environment and our economy.
MassLive | June 25, 2019
ABL Vice President of Policy and Operations Meagan Greene comments on a recent report highlighting how expensive it is to live in Massachusetts and how it’s hurting our economy.
WGBH | June 19, 2019
ABL President Jesse Mermell discusses how requiring public boards to have a minimum number of women is good for business.
The Boston Globe | June 18, 2019
ABL President Jesse Mermell discusses how requiring public and private boards to have a minimum number of women is good for business.
Gloucester Times | June 4, 2019
ABL Programming and Development Assistant Andrew Robitaille discusses the impact potential investments in clean energy could have on the economy.
WGBH | June 3, 2019
ABL member Igor Kharitonenkov discusses why Massachusetts should transition to 100 percent renewable energy.
Salem News | May 21, 2019
ABL Vice President of Policy & Operations, Meagan Greene, discusses the lack of affordable housing in Massachusetts and what that means for businesses.
Taunton Gazette | May 16, 2019
ABL Programming and Development Assistant Andrew Robitaille discusses how investing in clean energy can save Massachusetts billions in damage costs and create jobs that will boost the economy.
State House News Service | May 9, 2019
ABL President Jesse Mermell comments on the growing clean energy sector in Massachusetts and various cost-effective clean energy solutions to reduce carbon emissions.
Winchester Wicked Local | May 9, 2019
ABL Vice President of Policy and Operations Meagan Greene urges Massachusetts communities to double down on their commitments to investing in clean energy.
Barnstable Patriot | May 8, 2019
ABL Programming and Development Assistant Andrew Robitaille discusses the urgent need to invest in a clean energy future for the health of the environment and economy.
Taunton Gazette | May 7, 2019
Vice President of Policy and Operations Meagan Greene discusses how investing in renewable energy sources can benefit the economy while helping mitigate negative effects of climate change.
WBUR | May 6, 2019
President Jesse Mermell discusses ABL’s experience in Mexico City and their Metrobus bus rapid transit system. Describes the elements of good BRT and how it’s slowly coming to Boston.
WBUR | April 29, 2019
Part 3 of a series detailing ABL’s trip to Mexico City to study their innovative bus rapid transit system. ABL President, Jesse Mermell, discusses how a bad transportation system negatively affects businesses and why leaders should pay attention to it.
WBUR | April 29, 2019
Part 2 of a series detailing ABL’s trip to Mexico City to study their innovative bus rapid transit system and how elements of BRT can be applied to the MBTA to improve our congestion woes.
WBUR | April 29, 2019
Part 1 of a series detailing ABL’s trip to Mexico City to study their innovative bus rapid transit system and how buses have drastically changed the city’s congestion.
Lowell Sun | April 24, 2019
ABL President, Jesse Mermell, comments on a new poll released from MassINC highlighting the growing frustration of residents with the Massachusetts transportation system.
Commonwealth Magazine | April 22, 2019
ABL member and President of Project Repat, Nathan Rothstein, discusses the importance of pursuing a clean energy future to mitigate the impacts of climate change.
Boston Business Journal | April 2, 2019
ABL teamed up with the Kendall Square Association to convene a diverse cross-section of MA business leaders with the goal of crafting a proposal for moving transportation forward in the Commonwealth.
The Boston Globe | March 5, 2019
ABL Board Member Jeff Bussgang and Lawrence Leads participant Wendy Estrella highlight the Lawrence Leads project and the city’s potential for economic growth.
Daily Hampshire Gazette | March 5, 2019
Alliance for Business Leadership member Sara Ross of Sungage Financial discusses the urgent need to address climate change by transitioning to a clean energy economy.
The Daily Free Press | February 26, 2019
The Alliance for Business Leadership hosts a panel discussion on the Amazon HQ2 Proposal to discuss how to lift up local businesses without relying on corporations.
Boston Globe | February 20, 2019
Alliance Board member, C.A. Webb, discusses Kendall Square’s potential to become a regional and national hub of life and health science research.
Boston Business Journal | February 15, 2019
Alliance Board member, Andrea Silbert, addresses the urgent need for CEOs and Boards across the state to make room for women and people of color.
WBUR | February 15, 2019
Alliance President, Jesse Mermell, calls for community engagement both for businesses moving to Massachusetts and the communities trying to woo them.
Boston Business Journal | February 14, 2019
Jim Morrison spoke with Alliance for Business Leadership President, Jesse Mermell, about her career of advocacy and activism.
WBUR | February 12, 2019
Alliance for Business Leadership President, Jesse Mermell, discusses the results from a new INRIX study that finds Boston to have the worst rush hour traffic in the country.
Patriot Ledger | February 11, 2019
Andrew Robitaille, Programming and Development Assistant for the Alliance, discusses the South Shore Chamber of Commerce’s commitment to creating affordable housing.
Berkshire Eagle | February 8, 2019
Vice President of Policy and Operations, Meagan Greene, calls attention to the lack of affordable housing and transportation connectivity between regions in the Commonwealth.
Boston Herald | February 5, 2019
The Alliance for Business Leadership is highlighted for its work convening progressive business leaders to bring together social responsibility and economic growth.
MassLive | January 15, 2019
Following the Mayor’s State of the City Address, Alliance President, Jesse Mermell, discusses the pressing need for solutions to issues of transportation.
Boston Business Journal | January 11, 2019
Alliance Vice President of Policy and Operations, Meagan Greene, urges Massachusetts to not gloss over transportation and housing infrastructure problems.
Medium | January 2, 2019
Alliance Vice President of Policy and Operations, Meagan Greene, discusses the lack of affordable housing units in Massachusetts and its negative effects on our economy.