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
In time for the 2007 hurricane season, the Business Roundtable’s Partnership for Disaster Response, a cross-industry task force of the nation’s top companies, developed new educational resources through all phases of disaster—prepare, respond and recover—to help the private sector better prepare and respond to disasters.
Business Roundtable has named Richard L. Keyser, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of W.W. Grainger, Inc., as Chairman of its Partnership for Disaster Response Task Force. Keyser will lead this consortium of CEOs from prominent U.S. companies who are focusing on how the business community can most effectively contribute to national disaster preparedness and response efforts.
Principles of Executive Compensation