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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

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.

Comments on Regulation

BRT Chairman Voices Concern about Negative Effects of Current Government Policies (1 of 3)

In a speech at the Economic Club of Washington, Ivan G. Seidenberg, Chairman of Business Roundtable and Chairman and CEO of Verizon Communications, called on the Administration and Congress to re-examine public policy priorities and recommit to working with business leaders to expand the economy and grow private-sector jobs in the United States.

BRT Chairman Voices Concern about Negative Effects of Current Government Policies (2 of 3)

In a speech at the Economic Club of Washington, Ivan G. Seidenberg, Chairman of Business Roundtable and Chairman and CEO of Verizon Communications, called on the Administration and Congress to re-examine public policy priorities and recommit to working with business leaders to expand the economy and grow private-sector jobs in the United States.

BRT Chairman Voices Concern about Negative Effects of Current Government Policies (3 of 3)

In a speech at the Economic Club of Washington, Ivan G. Seidenberg, Chairman of Business Roundtable and Chairman and CEO of Verizon Communications, called on the Administration and Congress to re-examine public policy priorities and recommit to working with business leaders to expand the economy and grow private-sector jobs in the United States.

Business Roundtable Opposes Financial Regulatory Reform Legislation

Business Roundtable member CEOs support targeted financial regulatory reform, however they are extremely disappointed by the conference committee’s final report, which does not address the causes of the financial crisis.

It's Not Enough to Be at the Table

Henry Ford once said that coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress and working together is success.

Letter from The Coalition for Derivatives End Users to The Conferees for H.R. 4173

The Coalition for Derivatives End-Users represents thousands of companies across the U.S. that employ derivatives to manage risks that they face in connection with their businesses.

Castellani Letter to Senator Evan Bayh on Proxy Access

Thank you for cosponsoring the Corker amendment to strike the proxy access provision from the Restoring American Financial Stability Act.

Castellani Letter to Senators Christopher Dodd and Richard Shelby on Proxy Access

Business Roundtable CEOs, who collectively employ more than 12 million Americans and generate nearly $6 trillion in annual revenues, are extremely concerned about the serious negative consequences of provisions included in the financial regulatory reform

Castellani Letter to Senator Bob Corker on Proxy Access

Thank you for filing an amendment to strike the proxy access provision from the Restoring American Financial Stability Act.

Castellani Letter to Senator Saxy Chambliss on Proxy Access

Thank you for championing sensible derivatives legislation that would make a clear distinction between speculation and the prudent management of risk.

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Committee Priorities

Corporate Governance

Business Roundtable promotes best practices in corporate governance that focus on long-term value creation, advance the economic interests of workers, shareholders and consumers, and uphold the highest ethical standards. America’s business leaders set the standard for effective, ethical corporate governance in the Business Roundtable Principles of Corporate Governance.

In a forthcoming update to the Principles, the CEOs of Business Roundtable are increasing their emphasis on promoting diversity in the boardrooms of U.S. public companies. Read more about their commitment here.

Smart Financial Regulation

Overly complex and burdensome U.S. financial laws and regulations hamper the ability of U.S. companies to invest and hire, without sufficient compensating social benefit. In particular, several provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act impose needless requirements that do not result in real economic benefit for American workers and families.

Business Roundtable supports smart financial regulation – including improvements to Dodd-Frank – that encourage greater investment and advance America’s competitiveness in the global economy.

Read more about our work to improve Dodd-Frank.

Shareholder Engagement

Business Roundtable believes enhanced, direct engagement with shareholders who are interested in a company’s long-term value is beneficial to both the business and its investors. Business Roundtable supports reform of disclosure requirements that would better allow companies to provide investors with the material information needed to make effective long-term investment and voting decisions.