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What is Business Roundtable

Business Roundtable (BRT) is an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies working to promote sound public policy and a thriving U.S. economy.

More Than Leaders. Leadership.

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.

About BRT

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

March 23, 2017
Letter

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.

March 17, 2017
Letter

Business Roundtable responds to a request from Securities and Exchange Commission for further information on the conflict minerals rule.

February 7, 2017
News Release

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.

January 9, 2017
Letter

[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.

October 31, 2016
News Release

Business Roundtable today issued a new report that proposes specific solutions to improve the outdated shareholder proposal process.

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Committee Spotlight

As business leaders representing every sector of the economy, Business Roundtable members uphold the highest standards of ethics, integrity and sound governance. Our CEO members represent the very best in responsible corporate citizenship, supporting jobs and long-term economic opportunity in communities across the United States.

CEO Economic Outlook

Q4 2016 Survey

The CEO Economic Outlook Survey provides a forward-looking view of the economy by Business Roundtable member CEOs. The index is a composite of CEO projections for sales and plans for capital spending and hiring over the next six months.

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