Business Forward

Philanthropic Activities

Business Forward, a business trade group representing more than 60 of the world's most respected companies and research and educational organizations, takes a business minded approach to policy making. Founded by Robert Roche, Business Forward is making it easier for more than 100,000 business leaders from across America to advise government on how to create jobs and accelerate the U.S. economy. Business Forward is active in over 125 cities and works with more than 550 Members of Congress, senior Administration officials, governors, and mayors. 

Business leaders who have participated in Business Forward briefings have seen their suggestions implemented in the Affordable Care Act, the JOBS Act, the Clean Power Plan, the Toxic Substances Control Act, three trade agreements, and federal budgets. Many have also shared their recommendations with their representatives in Congress and through phone calls, op-eds, and interviews with local media. Roche has served as a member of the Board of Trustees since 2013.