Chambers of commerce

America’s business lobby shifting on climate change

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is subtly shifting its position on climate change and growing vocal about the need to address it.

Driving the news: The chamber recently updated its website with new language, including a statement stronger than anything the group has said before: “Inaction is not an option.” The group last week also released what it dubbed an energy and climate agenda, focused on clean-energy innovation.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce taps Michelle Russo as communications officer

U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced Thursday that Discovery Inc.'s executive vice president Michelle Russo will become its chief communications officer starting April 9.

Why it matters: Since the new year, the lobbying agency has turned over some media employees among the communications team. Russo is joining the team following 4 years in London.

Editor's note: This piece was corrected to show only a few people in the Chamber's communications team had left (not the entire team).