Lunch & Learn

Our Lunch & Learn series (previously known as our Brown Bag series) connects our members with policy experts for educational and informational midday discussions on topics such as renewable energy, housing, and corporate social responsibility.


Investing Buses & Strengthening Transit Equity
May 19, 2021

Jarred Johnson of TransitMatters, Sarah Kurpiel Lee of MAPC, Kat Benesh of the MBTA, and Gustavo Quiroga of GraffitoSP came together to discuss ways to invest in and innovate bus service. We explored ideas like fare-free service and bus rapid transit and discussed how buses are critical to transit infrastructure, advancing equity, and supporting the Massachusetts economy.

REimagining Regional Transit
May 3, 2021

ABL heard from Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll, State Senator Eric Lesser, Sujatha Krishnan of CMRPC, Monica Tibbits-Nutt of the 128 Business Council and MBTA FMCB, and Keith Chaney of ABL and City Sealcoating about opportunities and strategies to reimagine regional public transit across Massachusetts.

APRIL 12, 2021

ABL welcomed Dorothy Savarese (CEO of Cape Cod Five Savings Bank) and Susannah Hatch (Clean Energy Coalition Director at ELM) to discuss the untapped economic potential for offshore wind to generate jobs and how the business community can be a strategic voice in advancing offshore wind to promote innovation, economic growth, and climate resilience.

2020 Lunch & Learn Series

Harvard Professor REbecca Henderson:
REimagining capitalism in a world on fire
JULY 1, 2020

ABL welcomed Harvard University Professor Rebecca Henderson to discuss her recently released book, Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire. In Reimagining Capitalism, Professor Henderson debunks the prevailing orthodoxy around capitalism and provides a new ethical pathway forward for a system that has lost its moral foundation.