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.
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
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.