The Global Entrepreneur In Residence Program: An Engine for Economic Growth in Massachusetts

Bussgang, Jeff

By Jeff Bussgang, General Partner, Flybridge Capital Partners I am passionate about the issue of immigration reform.  In my role as an entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and business school professor, I have watched our dysfunctional immigration system turn away the best and brightest from creating jobs and wealth in America. Two years ago, I had the […]

Jesse Mermell joins the Alliance for Business Leadership as Executive Director

Mermell, Jesse

The Alliance for Business Leadership is pleased to announce that Jesse Mermell has been named as the organization’s Executive Director. She joins the Alliance on February 2, 2015. Philip Edmundson, Chair, announced that “the Alliance for Business Leadership, building on its most successful policy year ever in 2014, is pleased to announce an investment in […]

Five Impediments to a Booming Social Impact Investment Market

Jeff Kushner, Partner, Social Venture Partners

by: Jeff Kushner, Partner, Social Venture Partners A few weeks ago I had the privilege of helping to lead the Alliance for Business Leadership’s discussion of “Sustainable Investing” at the Alliance’s 8th annual Fall CEO Summit. It was a lively discussion that has prompted the development of an Alliance for Business Leadership Task Force on Social […]

A Revenue-Neutral Approach to Pricing Carbon in Massachusetts

Zaurie Zimmerman

A Revenue-Neutral Approach to Pricing Carbon in Massachusetts Leading innovation CEOs, investors and entrepreneurs participated in the Alliance for Business Leadership’s 8th annual CEO Summit on Sustainable Business in Boston on October 22nd.  Pricing carbon at a state level, similar to a policy implemented in British Columbia with the support of the business community there, […]

Alliance Chair in Boston Globe: A New Way To Measure Our Progress


The Boston Globe, Op-Ed, November 11, 2014: “Having no other mines to work, Massachusetts has mined into the human intellect; and, from its limitless resources, she has won more sustaining and enduring prosperity and happiness than if she had been founded on a stratification of silver and gold, reaching deeper down than geology has yet […]

Health & Wellness: Vital to Employee Engagement

Norm Gorin

By: Norm Gorin (, CEO of Instinct Health Science, Inc.- a Weston, MA based workplace wellness company. At the Alliance’s Fall CEO Summit, participants began a conversation about Sustainably Engaged Employees.  Critical to this topic is how employers can efficiently help advance the health and wellbeing of employees.  One particular opportunity for employers to help employees in a manner that […]

Sustainable Business Practices: Got Engaged Employees?

Mari Ryan

By: Mari Ryan, MBA, MHP, CEO of AdvancingWellness- a Watertown, MA based workplace health promotion and well-being consulting firm. At the Alliance for Business Leadership’s Fall CEO Summit on Sustainable Business, we began the conversation about the benefits of a sustainably engaged workforce and links to well-being. The theme of this year’s Summit was Growing […]

Earned Sick Time Wins with The Alliance’s Business Leadership

Phil Edmundson speaking at signing of min wage bill, cropped, lightened

Following the Governor of Massachusetts signing the highest minimum wage in the nation into law in June,  Bay State voters endorsed a state-wide minimum for Earned Sick Time as “Yes on Question 4″ prevailed Tuesday.  The Alliance for Business Leadership was one of the few business organizations that publicly supported increasing the state minimum wage and was even more unusual […]

Alliance for Business Leadership: “No On Question One” in MA

This Halloween it is scary to think what a yes on Question One on the Massachusetts ballot Tuesday would mean. The Alliance for Business Leadership’s Board of Directors has resolved to publicly endorse “No on Question One”. The Alliance joins dozens of other cross-sector business and civic groups in concluding it must publicly reject the […]

CEO Summit on Sustainable Business Launches Collaborations

Andrew Winston, author of The Big Pivot, Green to Gold, and Green Recovery, served as keynote for the fall CEO Summit.

Innovation-focused CEOs and investors across the professional services, technology, life sciences and advanced energy sectors came together through The Alliance For Business Leadership’s CEO Summit on Sustainable Business; Growing Margins, Growing Markets at the Harvard Club in Boston October 22nd. Guided by global thought leaders, engaged by top national policy-makers, and inspired by top innovation CEOs […]

Boston Globe Endorses MA Earned Sick Time Initiative

The Alliance for Business Leadership is pleased the Boston Globe endorsed “Yes” on Question 4 on the Massachusetts ballot, which concerns an initiative to create a state-wide minimum for Earned Sick Time. The Globe’s endorsement cites support from “some business groups” and that certainly includes The Alliance for Business Leadership. Alliance Leaders have worked to spearhead the business community’s […]

Andrew Winston to Keynote CEO Summit Oct. 22nd in Boston

Winston, Andrew

The Alliance for Business Leadership is pleased to announce that Andrew Winston, a global thought leader and business strategist, will keynote the Alliance’s CEO Summit on Sustainable Business at the Harvard Club in Boston’s Back Bay October 22nd 8:30 to 3pm. Andrew Winston is a globally recognized expert on how companies can navigate and profit […]

The Alliance in London: New Partnership with United Kingdom

ABL_Dretler London photo

In London September 16th, U.S. based Shorelight Education announced a new partnership with Bath Spa University in the United Kingdom to create the “Massachusetts Community College Challenge” that will provide Bay State community college students with a full tuition scholarship and airfare to attend a new School of Business & Entrepreneurship created through the path-making partnership […]

Business Leaders Seek to Raise Up Massachusetts

The Alliance for Business Leadership’s Board of Directors has resolved to support the Earned Sick Time initiative on ballot in Massachusetts this November as Question 4. It is all too rare for contemporary American business leaders and the associations that represent them to step forward publically to support initiatives for higher standards and greater shared responsibility.  This, […]

Shereen Shermak and Launch Angels Open Up the Venture Capital World

Shereen Shermak

A new kind of venture capital approach is opening doors for entrepreneurs who might stand little chance of being funded under the old system, says Alliance leader Shereen Shermak, CEO of Launch Angels Inc. “Regulatory changes now allow smaller venture capital firms to market products more generally and broadly,” Shermak explains. “Now different folks are […]