Business Roundtable is an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies working to promote a thriving economy and expanded opportunity for all Americans through sound public policy.
U.S. corporations employ millions of American workers, create opportunity for employees and shareholders, drive innovation, improve the lives of consumers, and provide health care and other benefits to American families. The way corporations are governed directly affects the well-being of employees, shareholders and consumers.
Business Roundtable advocates for corporate governance policies that help create long-term value, advance the economic interests of workers, shareholders and consumers, and uphold the highest ethical standards.
Recent Activities in Corporate Governance
America’s business leaders have consistently called for a smarter, more effective approach to financial services regulation that targets systemic economic risks without limiting business creativity and innovation.
The requirement that a company disclose the ratio of its CEO’s compensation to that of its median employee is not only immaterial to investors, it also is both costly and harmful to companies, employees and investors.
Business Roundtable responds to a request from Securities and Exchange Commission for further information on the conflict minerals rule.
Reconsidering the CEO pay ratio rule is consistent with the SEC's mission to focus on rules that protect investors, maintain fair and orderly capital markets and facilitate the creation of long-term shareholder value.
[The] proposed rules will disenfranchise shareholders, increase the costs of contested elections to the detriment of shareholder value, and further shift power and influence to shareholders driven by special interests and largely unregulated proxy advisory firms.