Environmental Affairs and Sustainability

The Environmental Affairs and Sustainability team promotes an enabling environment to ensure that the business community has the flexibility and policy tools it needs to succeed – for their shareholders, employees, customers and communities where they operate.

Introduction

Companies are increasingly interested in the intersection between public policy and their own sustainability efforts. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce's environment and sustainability policy capability promotes an enabling environment to ensure that the business community has the flexibility and policy tools it needs to succeed – for their shareholders, employees, customers and communities where they operate.

Objectives

  • Ensure that policymakers support the creative and innovative approaches that companies are undertaking to address their environmental and sustainability challenges.
  • Promote voluntary, flexible – not one-size-fits-all or prescriptive – policy solutions that will unleash business innovation and economic and environmental progress.
  • Catalyze federal investments in research and development, infrastructure modernization, smart technologies, and export initiatives that support continued business leadership and growth in the sustainability space.

Services

Based on the recent survey and discussions with members, the environment and sustainability policy service offerings include:

  • Policymaker education – The Chamber is working to build awareness among policymakers and the public regarding the varied and substantial environmental and sustainability efforts being undertaken by the business community, including through the sharing of data, information, and best practices.
  • A supportive enabling environment – The Chamber works with members and stakeholders to identify and advocate for proactive policies and investments that will continue to empower companies to pursue and maximize the impact of their sustainability initiatives.

The policy agenda is focusing on climate and water issues.

For more information, contact Chuck Chaitovitz, vice president for Environmental Affairs and Sustainability at CChaitovitz@uschamber.com.

Recent Activity

EventJun 24, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am
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EnergyInnovates: Critical Minerals

Innovation is driving America’s energy future. This event series features discussions about the projects, policies and technologies that are shaping our energy landscape—and laying the groundwork to solve global challenges. We're all in. Are you?

Letters to CongressJun 23, 2021 - 9:15am

U.S. Chamber Key Vote Letter on S. 1251, "Growing Climate Solutions Act"

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to the Members of the United States Senate supporting S. 1251, the "Growing Climate Solutions Act."

EventJun 22, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
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The Future of ESG: Issuers, Investors, and Stakeholders

On June 22, CCMC will host an event marking the first in a series on the future of ESG (environmental, social, and governance) policy and investing.

Letters to CongressJun 22, 2021 - 8:30am

Coalition Letter on the STORM Act

This Coalition letter supporting full funding of $100 million for FY 2022 appropriations for the Safeguarding Tomorrow through Ongoing Risk Mitigation (STORM) Act of 2020 was sent to Members of the Senate Committee on Appropriations.

Letters to CongressJun 16, 2021 - 10:15am

U.S. Chamber Letter to the Senate on the Nomination of Radhika Fox to be Assistant Administrator of the EPA's Office of Water

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the United States Senate, on the Nomination of Radhika Fox to be Assistant Administrator for EPA's Office of Water.

Letters to CongressJun 15, 2021 - 3:45pm

Coalition Letter on H.R. 2467, "PFAS Action Act"

This Coalition letter was sent to the Members of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce opposing H.R. 2467, the "PFAS Action Act."

Letters to CongressJun 09, 2021 - 11:15am

U.S. Chamber Letter on Nishida Nomination for EPA

This Hill letter was sent to members of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works on the nomination of Jane Nishida to be Assistant Administrator for International and Tribal Affairs at the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Letters to CongressJun 08, 2021 - 3:30pm

Coalition Letter on Resilience Provisions in STRA Act of 2021

This Coalition letter was sent to Members of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on resilience provisions in the Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act (STRA) of 2021.

TestimonyJun 03, 2021 - 11:30am

Chuck Chaitovitz Testimony before the EPA on the American Innovation and Manufacturing Act Allocation Rule

Chuck Chaitovitz's testimony before the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hearing on the American Innovation and Manufacturing Act Allocation Rule.

Press ReleaseMay 21, 2021 - 9:45am

U.S. Chamber Praises Publication of HFC Phasedown Rule

Marty Durbin, president of the U.S. Chamber's Global Energy Institute, issued the following statement today regarding the publication of regulations to implement provisions of the American Innovation and Manufacturing Act of 2020: