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Businesses for Climate Justice

Our representatives hear too often from fossil fuel corporations based in other states and nations.  This is your moment to add your voice on climate justice.  Our elected officials have the power to fund New York’s climate commitments. Add your voice now!


Clean Water is Good for Business

Add your voice to a multi-state campaign to protect the water supplying half of New Yorkers.  Healthy ecosystems and a robust economy depend on plentiful, clean water.  There simply is no substitute.  Take action now!


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NYSBC represents thousands of businesses across New York State
as an alliance of businesses and business organizations advancing a vibrant, just, and sustainable economy.   Learn how to get involved.

Through our collective wisdom and unified voice, we will continue to shift markets, laws, and regulations to support responsible business leaders like you.  Join the movement.



Raise a Glass to Clean Water! Raise your Voice for Water Protection!

Did you know that August is National Water Quality Month? As this month concludes, let us reflect on the history of water protection and take action for a clean water future.  Founded in 2005 by the Environmental Protection Agency and backed by the United Nations, National Water Quality Month was established to promote ways to ensure universal access to […]

2022 Legislative Victories

Last Friday, New York State saw the conclusion of an intense legislative session. We were thrilled to see the following 5 (FIVE!) of NYSBC’s priority bills pass--a couple on the final day and one in the final hour! Read the blurbs below and learn more by clicking on the State Assembly and Senate links in […]

WIN! New York State Bans PFAS in Food Packaging

New York State has now adopted the strongest PFAS in Food Packaging ban. This nation-leading move is a win for New Yorkers and the US in general. It demonstrates that we can summon the political will to overcome corporate interests and take the bold measures required to protect our citizens. Our current health crisis underscores […]

What can we do to empower women in today’s economy?

“We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal…” Thus began the Declaration of Sentiments drafted by Elizabeth Cady Stanton—borrowing from our nation's Declaration of Independence. Stanton read these words at the Woman’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, NY in 1848. She then outlined injustices against women in the […]

Possible Ban on PFAS in Food Packaging

We hope the NYS Assembly and Senate both consider the bill (S2000B/A4739B), which would ban PFAS in food packaging.  There is a growing body of research showing that PFAS poisoning can weaken the immune system and undermine resistance to infections such as COVID-19. According to the CDC, “PFAS exposure may reduce antibody responses to vaccines.”  While scientists […]

WIN: Governor Cuomo Signs Child Safe Products Act Into Law

Albany, NY — February 7, 2020: Governor Cuomo signed the Child Safe Products Act (S.501-B Kaminsky / A. 6296-A Englebright) into law.  The move marks the fulfillment of a decade-long campaign by a broad, diverse coalition of environmental health advocates, health-impacted groups, sustainable businesses, environmental justice leaders, health care providers, child care providers, parent groups and […]

It is time to strengthen our NYS Fracking Ban

5 years ago today, Governor Cuomo announced a statewide fracking ban citing significant public health risks, yet we’ve continued to accept and improperly dispose of toxic fracking waste from other states. Not healthy. We’ve also expanded our gas infrastructure and missed critical opportunities to accelerate renewables in NYS. In 2020, we can… Close the "fracking […]

Making the Business Case for Health Reform

An evening with Wendell Potter Monday, November 25, 2019 6:30–8pm Good Work Greenhouse 65 St. James St, Kingston Out of control health care costs are hurting our business community. Companies large and small can no longer afford the annual double-digit cost increases. Each year, our businesses and our employees pay more for less care. The […]

NYSBC Featured on Public News Service Radio Stations across NYS

Following on tremendous advocacy for community solar and related policy by NYSBC business leaders and ally organizations this past legislative session, NYSBC executive director Bob Rossi was interviewed by Andrea Sears of New York News Connection and the resulting article was featured this week as the top story on their homepage. Pasting the article below for your convenience […]

What the Food Service Industry Needs to Know About New York State’s Ban on PFAS in Food Packaging

Join us for a FREE Webinar on Thursday, December 1st from 11am to 11:30am! In 2020, the New York legislature passed a ban on PFAS in food packaging, which goes into effect at the end of this year.  PFAS are"per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances," a class of manufactured chemicals used in products to resist heat, stains, oil, […]