The New York State Sustainable Business Council (NYSSBC) is an alliance of business organizations and businesses committed to advancing a vibrant, just, and sustainable economy in the state.
NYSSBC is the New York State affiliate of the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC).


Reckless Advance of Spectra AIM Pipeline

The time has come for our state and national leaders to step in and put an immediate stop to the further development of the Spectra AIM (Algonquin Incremental Market) gas pipeline — recklessly located within 105 feet of vital structures at the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant and not much more than 1,000 feet from […]

Introducing our New Director: Bob Rossi

We are excited to announce our new Executive Director, Bob Rossi, who will be leveraging his experience in business startups and nonprofit development to grow NYSSBC and to serve as your go-to connection for policy advocacy that builds a just and sustainable economy in New York State. As we welcome Bob, we also salute our […]

Policy Update: NYSSBC 2016 Legislative Session Priorities

Policy Update: NYSSBC 2016 Legislative Session Priorities On May 9, 2016, NYSSBC convened business leaders at the State Capitol from across the state for the 3rd Annual Albany Sustainable Business Summit. Attendees were briefed on NYSSBC’s priority issues (listed below), heard about next steps for the victorious Paid Leave campaign, had time to connect over […]

Clean Jobs New York Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PRESS CONTACTS: Pat Mitchell,, 703-276-3266; or Jeff Benzak,; 202-513-6248. Study: Clean Energy Employs 85,000 New Yorkers Four out of Five N.Y. Clean Energy Workers – or 69,000 – Work in Energy Efficiency; Renewable Energy Employs 12,400; Data Searchable by County and Legislative District NEW YORK (May 5, 2016) – More […]

Recap: NYSSBC's 3rd Annual Albany Sustainable Business Summit

Business leaders from New York City to Buffalo and Binghamton to the Capitol Region convened in Albany on May 9 for NYSSBC's 3rd annual Albany Sustainable Business Summit, a non-stop day of briefings, legislative visits and networking. It was the first time many of the attendees had ever been to the Capitol buildings.     Our agenda was packed with […]

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Who do you think should have access to solar energy?
If you said "everyone" than you should know about this fight.
In fact, you may want to join it -- this Tuesday, 1/24 in Albany. Please share this with anyone you know near Albany or who might be willing to make the trip.

Quick summary: The current regulations already make solar power more difficult for many to access such as low income residents, small businesses, and renters. The PSC will soon be updating these regulations around net-metering but their initial proposal would eliminate community solar projects and exacerbate this inequity rather than fix it. Post questions here or to the event below. Join the fight.

Let's make NYS a model for our nation by making Community Solar possible for 100% of New Yorkers!

Show Albany we value community solar

January 24, 2017, 9:30am - January 24, 2017, 1:00pm

Join us in demanding that the Governor and PSC save community solar by stopping the new "Value of Distributed Energy Resources" policy until it is re-written to serve the people of NY rather than the shareholders of utility companies! We must value solar development that is accessible to all -- not just the few who can go solar on their own roof. We will show our support for valuing community solar in the PSC meeting, then march to the Governor's office to developer our comments. Even if you can't come, please help us spread the word.

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Thanks to everyone from New York and Pennsylvania who attended The CommonSpot's "Fracking Update" cosponsored by NYSSBC!

On this anniversary of Governor Cuomo's announcement of the NYS ban on fracking, we discussed the continued impacts in NYS of fracking elsewhere, big wins in 2016, our transition to clean power in NYS, and the role that small businesses can play to advance policy for a healthier and more sustainable New York.

BIG THANKS to speakers Karen Edelstein (FracTracker Alliance), Renee Vogelsang (New Yorkers for Clean Power), Jan Quarles (We Are Seneca Lake), Walter Hang (Toxics Targeting - Marcellus Shale), and Bob Rossi (New York State Sustainable Business Council).

Event and speaker details here: