Divided We Fall:
How Business Can Depolarize the U.S.

An Event Series with the Niskanen Center & Business for America

Deepening divisions in the United States, both politically and culturally, pose a threat to our country. The issue goes beyond a move to the right within the Republican party or to the left among Democrats, as extremism has marginalized long standing moderate political beliefs in both camps, and bipartisanship has been vilified. Our political system’s polarization and dysfunction harm our business environment and workplace culture.

Join the Niskanen Center and Business for America for this four-part webinar series to discuss the root causes of political polarization, its social and economic impacts, and what the business community can do to reduce division in their companies, in politics, and in our society.

Understanding Polarization: An existential threat to business and democracy
May 20th: 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. EDT | Register  »

Corporate Civic Responsibility: Why leading businesses want to change our civic culture
June 3rd: 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. EDT | Register  »

Changing Incentives: How business contributes to polarization (and how it can stop)
June 17th: 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. EDT | Register  »

Policy Solutions: How business can help depolarize politics and incentivize moderation
June 29th: 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. EDT | Register  »

Overcome toxic polarization at the office and across the country

At a time of deepening political and cultural divides, many Americans wonder whether anything can be done to“depolarize” our country. And the problem isn’t only on Twitter, Facebook, or Capitol Hill. Many companies are witnessing first-hand how contentious social issues create workplace conflict and reduce productivity.

America Talks is a powerful event that invites Americans to connect one-on-one, face-to-face on video across divides.

Realtime, face-to-face conversation is highly effective at dismantling the biases, prejudices, and stereotypes that fuel toxic polarization. Your company can be part of a culture shift in America.

To be engage your employees and customers in America Talks, please contact us.

Voting is a fundamental right.

It's simple, really. Every American deserves free and fair access to vote.

For businesses, ensuring that everyone can register and cast their ballot without difficulty is a moral imperative. We have a responsibility to ensure that the voices of our employees and communities are heard.

‍At the same time, guarding voting rights protects the business interest in a healthy society, well-functioning government, and favorable economic climate.

The business community is calling on Congress to pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act and build the truly representative 21st century democracy our country deserves — and our economy requires.

Companies are invited to sign the Business for Voting Rights letter to Congress urging passage of the VRAA. For more information, please contact us.

Democracy is good for business.

Now business can be good for democracy, too.

At Business for America, we believe that the business community can help to overcome political polarization and preserve our country’s representative democracy.

By working with  employees, customers, and community stakeholders, we can transform the relationship between business and politics and help make democracy work better for everyone.

Want to discuss how you and your business can make a difference? Schedule a call with us today!

GET INVOLVED

Corporate Civic Responsibility

Companies of all sizes are embracing the idea that businesses should not only deliver value to shareholders, but also be a force for good in society. As disillusionment with government and politics reaches historic highs, it’s time for the business community to add a new dimension to corporate responsibility.

With rising public interest in political reform, the business community has a historic opportunity to use our influence for good.

We’re looking for innovators and first movers excited about our bold agenda and ready to take action.

Read more about Corporate Civic Responsibility

Making an Impact

As the only business group dedicated exclusively to “corporate civic responsibility,” Business for America is purpose-built to help business leaders and purpose-driven companies make an impact.

With an understanding of your interests, stakeholders, and community, we connect civic-minded business leaders and purpose-driven companies with opportunities to get involved and take action locally and nationally.

Our work includes:

  • Engaging your employees for voter participation and civic renewal
  • Showing civic leadership in your community
  • Advocating for popular, bipartisan policy change
Read more about our work
Are you Ready?

Become a BFA Member

When you join Business for America, you become part of a growing network of civic-minded business leaders taking action to build a healthy democracy.
Schedule a call  to discuss how you and your business can make a difference today!