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Thank you for your continuing support of the Business Alliance. Based on your feedback and what members seem to be most interested in, we have revamped the newsletter to make it easier to navigate. We hope you like the changes and always welcome your input.

One of this month's eNews highlights includes Next 10's 2013 California Green Innovation Index, which continues to show how clean energy investments are growing jobs in California.
You can check out the latest news and op-eds from Business Alliance members and other opinion leaders by reading this sampling of op-eds. You can also look at past issues of the eNews here
I wish you a prosperous and healthy April 2013.


~Susan Frank
Director, California Business Alliance for a Green Economy

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Check out the newest blogpost from Director Susan Frank: Will the Real Business Community Please Stand Up?

We invite you to submit your own blog contributions. To submit an article or for more information, contact: greenbizalliance@gmail.com

Featured Member Event 



Sustainable Business Council
2nd Annual Industry Achievement Awards, April 17

The SBC Industry Achievement Awards will be held on Wednesday, April 17 from 7:00 to 9:30 pm at Lexus Santa Monica (1501 Santa Monica Blvd). This second annual event pays tribute to the people that advance sustainability as their business practices. The program features special talks from lifetime achievement award recipients, sustainable restaurant food tasting, and networking with sustainable business leaders.   


SBC is working with Global Change Media Partners, Green Galaxy Enterprises, and Tomorrow's PlanetTV to broadcast a taped version of the award ceremony. The network will be launching on Earth Day 2013! 


Tickets are on sale now for $43 to coincide with the 43rd Anniversary of Earth Day. To purchase tickets or learn more click here

Featured Event 


Annual Sustainability Summit
Friday, April 19, 7:30am-2:00pm
The Getty Center 
  • LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
  • U.S. Congressman Xavier Becerra 
  • Michael Northrop, Rockefeller Brothers Fund
  • Tom Steyer, Next Generation 
  • Chris Hendrix, Walmart
  • Lyndon Rive, SolarCity
  • State Senator Kevin de León
  • State Senator Fran Pavley
  • Assemblymember Nancy Skinner
  • Dennis Arriola, SoCal Gas 
  • Kendra Doyel, Ralphs 
  • Scott Lyle, GE/Arden Realty, Inc.
  • Ron Nichols, LADWP
  • Kevin Ratner, Forest City
  • Lori Tierney, Unisource 
  • Christian Wentzel, Solar Provider Group 

 For more information or to purchase tickets click here.

Featured Member Report



More than 110,000 Clean Energy Clean Transportation Jobs Announced in 2012 According to New E2 Report


Business Alliance member, Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), released a report showing that companies and communities across the country announced more than 300 clean energy and clean transportation projects in 2012 that are expected to create 110,000 jobs.

"It's now crystal-clear that clean energy and clean transportation are helping our economy recover," said Judith Albert, executive director of Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), a nationwide network of business leaders who advocate for policies that benefit both the economy and the environment. "The projects and job announcements like we saw in 2012 can continue - as long as we don't let smart energy policies get hijacked by special interests."

For the complete report as well as a searchable, state-by-state database of clean energy job announcements, see  www.e2.org/cleanjobs.

Featured Member Report



 Sustainable Napa County Releases
New Report Integrating Economy, Environment & Community


In 2007, The Gasser Foundation started an initiative to help local nonprofits conserve energy and water. In 2008, this initiative transformed into Sustainable Napa County (SNC) - a private, nonprofit organization that connects the three elements of sustainability together: economy, environment, and community.


Thanks to SNC's colleagues, partners, and friends, they have now integrated those elements of sustainability into programs and services that reach not only the nonprofit sector, but Napa County businesses, local government and individuals.


Some highlights of those accomplishments are included in this newly released Report to the Community as well as some of SNC's current projects and future plans. Learn more here

Featured Report


Next 10 Releases 2013 California Green Innovation Index


Often described as "emerging," California's clean energy sector is now diversifying and advancing, according to the 2013 California Green Innovation Index. The annual report shows that clean technology patent registrations and energy productivity are growing, clean economy jobs continue their post-recession recovery, and the state's carbon intensity - the amount of greenhouse gases emitted to produce each dollar of goods - continues to drop.


"California has shown it can reduce emissions while innovating and expanding its economy," said F. Noel Perry, businessman and founder of Next 10. "Emissions per capita in California continued their downward trend in 2010, and at the same time the state saw a rise in per capita GDP."


The 2013 California Green Innovation Index, released by the nonpartisan nonprofit group Next 10 and compiled by Collaborative Economics, is the fifth edition of the report. It tracks economic indicators as the state implements and adopts policies that help reduce greenhouse gas emissions in California. Included in the Index is a policy timeline tracking California's history of innovative policymaking back to 1947.


To download the full report click here

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Susan Frank
Director, California Business Alliance for a Green Economy



April 6

Beyond Sustainability

(Los Angeles)


April 9

Entrepreneurship in Energy Efficiency

(San Francisco)


April 16

Pathways to 100% Renewable Energy 

(San Francisco)


April 16-18

(NACW) Navigating the American Carbon World 

(San Francisco)


April 16-18

Good Jobs Green Jobs 2013

(Washington DC)


April 17

Second Annual SBC Industry Achievement Awards

(Los Angeles)


April 18

Alt Fuels Symposium: Why Alt Fuels Now?

(Los Angeles)


April 18-19

Greening by Example 



April 19

LABC Sustainability Summit

(Los Angeles)


April 25-28

Social Venture Network 2013 Spring Conference

(San Diego)

April 26

Sustainable Enterprise Conference

(Rohnert Park)


April 29 - May 1

Brainstorm Green hosted by Fortune

(Laguna Niguel)


May 1-2

Ceres Conference 2013

(San Francisco)


May 1-2

B4B Conference



May 1-2

UC Santa Barbara Summit on Energy Efficiency

(Santa Barbara)


May 2

Zero Waste Summit: California Edition

(Los Angeles)


May 3

Energy and Sustainability Summit hosted by SVLG (Redwood City)


May 10-11

Altbuild Expo

(Santa Monica)


May 16

Spring Green Expo

(Los Angeles)


May 23

West Summit 2013

(Mountain View)


June 3-6

Sustainable Brands '13 

(San Diego) 


June 6

Silicon Valley:

Driving Charged & Connected

(Palo Alto)


July 9-11

Intersolar North America

(San Francisco)


September 20-21

2013 AltCar Expo & Conference

(Santa Monica)


Oct. 3-4

California Women's Conference

(Long Beach)


Oct. 28-30

World Bio Markets USA: The Race for Scale

(San Francisco)


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