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On Tuesday, the new Partnership for a New American Economy was unveiled by the Group of 77, a coalition of developing economies. The largest issue groups in the group are unions and Latino organizations, but some of its participants are prominent food and other retail companies.
“This is a strong partnership for a stronger economy and more stable and resilient global system,” said a statement from Michael Miller, director of community development for the Center for Sustainable Shale, an industry trade group in Washington, D.C. “I’m also thankful to Richard Branson for his leadership, and the focus on community leaders, consumers and business leaders.”
The Partnership has about 300 members and 90 community leaders in its ranks. The names on the list included Jamie Oliver, Tiffany Trump, the food chain Chick-fil-A, Google, Walmart, Anheuser-Busch, General Motors, International Flavors & Fragrances, Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates.