Dignity Health, which is based in San Francisco, CA, has joined BCL. At this time, Dignity operates 39 hospitals and ancillary health care facilities in California, Nevada, and Arizona. Many of these facilities have Policy Advocacy Liaisons. These PALs will be the local facility contact for CCL chapters.
For all you baseball trivia fans, Wikipedia names Dignity Health as the official health care provider of the San Francisco Giants.
As you can see from the logo, we’ve changed our name to Business Climate Leaders. We won’t be updating all references to Fifty for the Future on this site, so don’t get confused if you find references to it here and there.
Building Brewery Power for Climate Action
Today, after a series of conversations with Fifty for the Future (the original name of our project) New Belgium is joining us in mobilizing the Asheville Brewers Alliance (North Carolina) to sign onto CERES’ Climate Declaration. We’re also discussing plans to work together on educating Asheville’s current Republican representatives (Congressmen Patrick McHenry and Mark Meadows) about the need for responsible climate legislation, including the importance of signing the Gibson Resolution.
New Belgium Brewing (the nation’s fourth-largest brewer of craft beer) is a Certified B Corporation. They’re also a member of CERES’ BICEP collaboration.
CCL Makes it to Facebook’s Own Pages
Check out https://www.facebook.com/nonprofits If you scroll down, you’ll see our 2-minute video posted there now. We should be able to post actions there, too, like the Gibson resolution. Basically, whatever we post on our FB page we can ask them to consider sharing on the nonprofits page.
Unilever joining CCL’s Danny Richter in educating members of Congress
After several conversations with Fifty for the Future, Unilever’s Manager of Federal Government Relations & External Affairs, Mark Bescher, met in D.C. with CCL’s Legislative Director, Danny Richter. Whether it’s because they attended Notre Dame within a year of each other or just because they know that what we’re all working on is so urgent, they have hit it off!
We are now working out details for upcoming joint meetings with strategically targeted members of Congress to educate them about the benefits of an effective federal price on carbon. Although dates have not been picked, one possibility being discussed is during CCL’s November 16-17 Lobby Days in D.C. This would allow constituents to be present.
Activating the Unilever Supply Chain: Ben & Jerry’s
Mark Bescher has introduced us to Chris Miller, Ben & Jerry’s Activism Manager. Given that B&J has already written (Flavors We May Lose To Climate Change) about the impacts of climate change on their business, we’re hopeful that a discussion with Chris will be a triple win for B&J, the climate, AND Fifty for the Future.
Facebook Explores Using its Platform for Pathway to Paris
After meeting with Fifty for the Future, Facebook executives got enthusiastic about helping CCL with its Pathway to Paris initiative. Explorations are underway. CCL also received an invitation to post on some of Facebook’s own pages.
Captains of industry: We need your help steering the ship of state!
We engage leading companies in promoting federal carbon pricing in the U.S. Posts here present on-going examples of the actions Business Climate Leaders are taking.