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Westchester County Association and Pace University’s Elisabeth Haub School of Law Convene Second Annual ‘Profit & Purpose’ Sustainable Business Conference to Prepare Business Leaders for a Low-Carbon Future

White Plains, New York -- (June 5, 2023) Close to 200 business, nonprofit, and government leaders attended the WCA’s 2nd Annual Sustainable Business Conference hosted in partnership with Pace University’s Elisabeth Haub School of Law. The event, held June 1 at the law school, focused on new opportunities in sustainable investing and real estate, navigating an evolving regulatory landscape, and the connection between sustainability and diversity, equity and inclusion. New this year, a “Sustainability Bootcamp” workshop served as a primer for businesses of all sizes to get started with practical tools to develop a sustainability program. READ MORE

Suburbs still ready to pitch in on housing

When Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the details of her plan to build 800,000 new homes in New York over the next decade, the crux of which would have been state requirements for the suburbs to increase production, pro-development groups in the area were thrilled to see the housing shortage finally get the attention they thought it deserved. READ MORE

Comprehensive housing reform for NY just pancaked- now what?

In the end, Albany’s failure to address New York’s housing crisis in this year’s budget should not come as a surprise.  Localism is deeply entrenched in our political system.  READ MORE

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