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.
Congress, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and the national securities markets recently adopted reforms to strengthen shareholder-director communications and enhance related disclosures. The business community strongly supports these reforms, and corporations have explored new ways to implement them. To assist in this effort, Business Roundtable has developed five guidelines to serve as best practices for shareholder-director communications.
Business leaders have a new resource to take full advantage of the recent passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. The report, “Putting WIOA to Work: An Action Plan,” lays out how CEOs can make best use of the law’s emphasis on business involvement. In other education news, BRT released a computer application that will help CEOs make the case for the Common Core State Standards. The app, Biz4Readiness, for iTunes at the iTunes store and for Android at GoogleApps.
In Massachusetts v. EPA (2007), the Supreme Court held that greenhouse gases (GHGs) constitute air pollutants that can be regulated under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
In today’s world, learning – whether through education, training or experience – and working are no longer independent, stand-alone domains. The innovation-driven economy demands that individuals weave learning opportunities throughout their careers to upgrade their skills, acquire new competencies and apply them across multiple jobs and industries.
The National Network of Business and Industry Associations (the National Network) launched in late 2013 with the mission to improve economic opportunity and quality of life for Americans by better connecting the working world and the learning world. The National Network is pioneering this new movement to eliminate the divide between “school” and “work” and extend clear pathways to and from learning opportunities and good jobs.
The National Network of Business and Industry Associations (the National Network) will improve economic opportunity and quality of life for Americans by better connecting the working world and the learning world.
The Skills All Employees Need, No Matter Where They Work. Today, employers in every industry sector emphasize the need for employees with certain foundational skills. These include, a strong academic grounding in reading and math, as well as individual abilities such as teamwork, problem solving, work ethic and integrity.
Immigration is part of the American story. Throughout U.S. history, immigrants have come to this country, made it their new home, contributed to its success and taught their children to do their part to make it even stronger...
In response to widespread concerns that the income tax system in the United States is highly inefficient, unfair, unnecessarily complicated, and discourages economic growth while putting US multinational companies at a disadvantage relative to their foreign competitors, numerous proposals for sweeping reforms have been advanced in recent years.
On February 26, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) released a comprehensive tax reform discussion draft representing the most significant proposal for revamping the U.S. tax system in over 30 years.
A new poll of 1,000 registered voters shows the vast majority – more than 80 percent of Americans across party lines – support the United States negotiating trade agreements to expand market access for U.S. goods and services around the globe.
BRT's growth agenda for the U.S. economy presents a four-point plan to reopen America’s doors to the investment needed to drive innovation, economic growth and job creation.