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 President Details Solutions for Advancing Long-Term Economic Interests of Shareholders, Employees and Consumers
Business Roundtable President John Engler recently testified during the hearing, "Corporate Governance: Fostering a System that Promotes Capital Formation and Maximizes Shareholder Value."
America’s business leaders have consistently called upon Congress and the Administration to adopt smarter, more effective approaches to financial services regulation that target systemic economic risks without limiting business creativity and innovation.
Business Roundtable today published the 2016 Principles of Corporate Governance — providing public companies with the most modern guidance for upholding the highest ethical standards and delivering long-term economic value.
Our members believe that informative, clear and usable disclosures are essential to thriving capital markets and place a high value on modernizing and improving disclosures in a manner that continues to provide material information to investors. We agree that a “step-back” look aimed at improving our disclosure regime is appropriate. We are concerned that immaterial line-item disclosures and duplicative disclosure requirements both burden companies and do not provide investors with information necessary to make informed decisions.