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.
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Recent Activities in Corporate Governance
BRT has serious concerns about the governance provisions in the Federal Reserve Board’s proposal, which would require GECC’s board of directors to include a minimum of two members who are independent of GE and GECC management and independent of GE’s board of directors.
The SEC's announcement has already and will continue to significantly affect board deliberations at companies that intended to seek exclusion of stockholder proposals because the board had planned to submit a company proposal on the same topic.
An important function of the API, BRT, and the Chamber (collectively, “amici curiae”) is to represent the interests of their members in matters before Congress, the Executive Branch, and the courts. To that end, the amici curiae regularly file briefs in cases raising issues of concern to the nation’s business community.
Provision will permit effective use of derivatives by non-financial end-users.
Washington – Business Roundtable President John Engler issued the following statement on the over-the-counter derivatives regulation re-proposed today by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and other financial regulators