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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

July 18, 2017
News Release

Business Roundtable today announced that Liz Dougherty, currently a partner at Jones Day, will become General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for the CEO-member association, effective July 19. Business Roundtable also announced that Maria Ghazal, an 11-year veteran of the organization, has been promoted to Senior Vice President and Counsel.

July 18, 2017
Testimony

America’s business leaders have long called for a smarter, more effective approach to financial regulation that focuses on limiting systemic economic risk while continuing to enable U.S. businesses to innovate and grow.

June 8, 2017
News Release

Washington – Business Roundtable today praised the inclusion of important corporate governance provisions in the Financial CHOICE Act, citing the legislation’s House passage as an example of regulatory reform designed to make the U.S. business climate more competitive.

John Hayes, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ball Corporation and Chair of the Business Roundtable Corporate Governance Committee, issued the following statement following the House vote:

May 2, 2017
Letter

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.

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.

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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.

Growth Agenda

A Growth Plan for the U.S.

Business leaders are committed to working with government to foster a healthy business climate that creates opportunity for everyone in the U.S. We have identified attainable targets that will produce real, sustainable growth for our country.

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