Corporate Governance | Business Roundtable

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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.

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

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. As a final matter, as you know, Congress is currently considering legislation that would prevent a universal proxy requirement. We believe it is in the best interests of shareholders and corporate governance in the United States that the SEC wait for Congressional action on the matter before implementing its final rule on the subject.

October 31, 2016
News Release

Business Roundtable today issued a new report that proposes specific solutions to improve the outdated shareholder proposal process.

October 31, 2016
Report

America’s top CEOs detail how the shareholder proposal process has fallen out of step with corporate decision-making and capital markets today.

September 22, 2016
Media Resource

Business Roundtable President Details Solutions for Advancing Long-Term Economic Interests of Shareholders, Employees and Consumers

September 21, 2016
Testimony

Business Roundtable President John Engler recently testified during the hearing, "Corporate Governance: Fostering a System that Promotes Capital Formation and Maximizes Shareholder Value."

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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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