Resources | Page 7 | Business Roundtable


  • General Inquiries
  • Mailing Address
    300 New Jersey Avenue, NW
    Suite 800
    Washington, D.C. 20001
  • Media Contact
    Rayna Valenti
    Director, Communications

Membership Contact
LeAnne Redick Wilson
Senior Vice President


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

Explore Resources byor

Target insures more than 200,000 “team members,” including full- and part-time employees and their dependents, through a range of insurance plans.

The Winston Group, a strategy and research firm, conducted a national poll on Americans' attitudes toward U.S. trade with Russia. Seventy percent of Americans favor Congressional action to allow U.S. businesses to sell more to Russia.

Promoting Economic Growth through Smart Global Information Technology Policy

Under the Clean Air Act (CAA), “new” sources are subject to more stringent emissions limitation requirements than existing sources.

The CEOs of Business Roundtable believe that it is time to simplify, streamline and accelerate America’s permitting process with the goal of encouraging large-scale capital investments in the U.S. economy while maintaining the nation’s commitments to health, safety and soundness. With this goal in mind, this report identifies key challenges associated with the existing regulatory permitting system and sets forth a series of recommended reforms.

For every new house built in the United States, three new full-time jobs are created.[1] The sooner U.S. housing starts return to the historical average of 1.2 million per year, the sooner we realize the creation of 1.5 million new full-time jobs in construction, manufacturing, and related supply chains.

Business Roundtable’s 2012 Sustainability Report — Create, Grow, Sustain — now in its fifth year, features narratives from 126 CEOs on how their companies are leading the way with solutions to make the U.S. economy more sustainable while also driving economic growth and job creation. From sustainable supply chain and water management to energy efficiency and the use of cutting-edge technology, sustainable business practices are ingrained into the fabric of each featured company’s business practices.

BRT believes that corporate governance should be enhanced through conscientious and forward-looking action by a business community that focuses on generating long-term shareholder value with the highest degree of integrity.

Russia will join the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2012—after agreeing to open its market through tariff reductions and the removal of other trade barriers. Congress needs to pass Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) legislation to help U.S. exporters and workers compete for sales of their goods and services in Russia. Failure to pass PNTR would make it harder for them to compete.

We, the CEOs of Business Roundtable have a plan to revitalize U.S. economic growth and job creation. We believe that America’s business leaders have an obligation to bring their real-world experience on economic matters to public policy, especially in a time of widespread joblessness and economic distress. Job creation depends on economic growth, which cannot occur unless businesses are free to innovate, invest and grow. Taking Action for America is a comprehensive plan to jump-start new business investment and knock down barriers to economic growth.

In the late 1930s, when Social Security first started, roughly half of the U.S. population lived to be at least 67 years old. Today, more than 80 percent live to be at least 67, and half the population will reach the age of 82. As America continues to age, promoting prudent retirement saving and ensuring a fiscally sustainable Social Security safety net become ever more essential public policy goals.

Business Roundtable CEOs believe maintaining an affordable, innovative and efficient health care system is a critical factor to ensuring a better quality of life for all Americans and a more productive and competitive U.S. workforce. Although the United States is recognized as a leader in medical technology, research and quality of care, the costs of its health care system are quickly becoming unsustainable. Constituting almost 18 percent of GDP in 2010 and rising at more than twice the annual rate of inflation, soaring health care costs place a growing burden on family, business and government budgets.