Advocacy

P3 Utah is building a strong and focused voice for the community of socially and environmentally responsible businesses.  Together, in all our actions, we serve as ambassadors for the triple bottom line value system for business.

Our members choose which issues they wish to engage with and the P3 Utah Board takes a position of selective issues on an ongoing basis.  Our members are afforded opportunities to contribute to:

  • Shaping government policy;
  • Influence the value system and activities of traditional business organizations; and
  • Increase consumer awareness of how their collective purchasing and investing decisions can have a profound influence on their long term quality of life.

We strive to establish a level playing field for competitive commercial activity and, where appropriate, to provide incentives for businesses to strive toward more positive impacts.

Policy

P3 Utah in the News

Steve Klass quoted in Summit County Colorado newspaper article on protection of public lands

“Our national parks and monuments contain irreplaceable unique treasures that are enjoyed by millions of visitors,” said Steve Klass, Executive Director of P3 Utah. “These vital assets underpin our economy in the West as everyone from young entrepreneurs to retirees relocates here for access to protected public lands. We must ensure that they are protected to benefit us all for many generations to come.”

Global

Ongoing

  • Supporting continual re-assessment and strengthening of B Corp certification standards for triple bottom line business performance.

National

Recent Contributions

  • ASBC announces
    • A win for clean water
    • Opportunities to impact the Toxic Substances Control Act and responsible workplace policies are underway
  •  Signed a Letter in support of maintaining the American Antiquities Act, celebrating its 100th birthday preserving our nation's irreplaceable natural and historic assets.
  • Supporting proposed EPA rules to reduce power plant carbon emissions
    • Sponsored conference call with EPA on proposed power plant carbon reduction rules. The call featured a presentation by Erick Allen of Layton Construction.
    • Wrote an Op Ed for the Ogden Standard Examiner February 3, 2015
  • Supported re-authorization of the Clean Water Act.
  • Participating in ab initiative to protect public lands by resisting weakening federal restrictions on harmful new resource extraction activities

New Opportunities for Member Engagement

  • Our members are kept appraised of all American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) initiatives, affecting:

State

Recent Contributions

Local

Ongoing

  • Presentation of city and county purchasing policy which provides priority ranking for contract proposals featuring strong triple bottom line

Business Organizations

Recent Contributions

  • Encouraged Salt Lake Chamber to include strong conservation component in its annual “Water is Your Business” forum May 8, 2015.

Consumers

Ongoing

P3 Utah has developed a research program to improve our understanding of consumer sentiments regarding the social and environmental impact of business, including the impact on purchasing decisions and overall level of concern about the impact of business on community quality of life.   Fund raising is underway to establish ongoing definitive information to help our members and other businesses make stronger contributions to community well-being.