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Closing the skills gap is a work in progress, but business leaders are moving forward on several fronts to tackle this challenge. Business Roundtable has highlighted some of the ways that America’s
A Blueprint for Renewing America's Infrastructure
U.S. companies are experiencing a very real “skills gap”—one that will become even more acute as the economy continues to grow, strengthen and add jobs over the next 15 years.
America's economy, workers and shareholders stand to benefit when U.S. public companies carry out the highest standards of governance. Business Roundtable promotes the best, modern governance practices that uphold the highest ethical standards and expand economic opportunity across the United States. These practices are detailed in the Roundtable flagship publication, Principles of Corporate Governance.
Technology breakthroughs – pioneered in the United States – have unlocked North American oil and natural gas resources that were inaccessible just a generation ago.
Infrastructure is the foundation of a modern, globally competitive and productive economy. Once the envy of the world, America’s highways, bridges, railways, airports, transit systems and waterways have deteriorated over time and urgently need repair.
Each year, Business Roundtable companies invest tens of billions of dollars in research and development on energy and environmental technologies.
Most Americans agree that the future of the U.S. economy depends on the ability of its businesses to compete globally. One of the key factors that allow U.S.
U.S. health care spending is the highest in the world, but we do not always receive the best quality in return.
To effectively address the risks presented by cybersecurity threats, BRT has developed a cross-sector approach that can mature and strengthen over time and that will also improve the nation’s ability to identify gaps and measure progress.
Deeper collaboration among Canada, Mexico, and the United States should focus on improving our international competitiveness, supporting economic growth and jobs in our countries, facilitating the legitimate movement of people, goods, services, capital, and energy between our countries, and addressing emerging challenges such as cybersecurity.
Business Roundtable released the Q2 2016 CEO Economic Outlook Survey. Capex & hiring expectations are up, but GDP outlook remains weak.
Business Roundtable believes the proposed documentation requirements are excessive and have been proposed without adequate consideration of their costs and alternative, less costly procedures.
Business Roundtable has strong concerns about the potential business disruption, significant breadth of impact, and adverse consequences caused by the proposed regulations. Because of these concerns, and the immediate effect of the new rules, I urge Congress to require the Treasury Department to take three immediate actions: (1) extend the comment period by at least 90 days (to October 5, 2016); (2) change the effective date; and (3) provide a thorough and complete economic analysis prior to considering finalizing the regulations.
The pro-growth agenda laid out by the Speaker presents an opportunity for Democrats and Republicans to create policies that help more individuals realize the American dream. Too many people still find themselves out of work or in a place that does not enable them to maintain a high quality of life.
Business Roundtable has long advocated for increased supervision of proxy advisory firms by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Business Roundtable also supports efforts to ensure that investment advisers are exercising appropriate oversight over the proxy advisory firms they retain, consistent with their fiduciary duties as registered investment advisers.
The proposed guidance, which overturns long-standing tax principles and well-established case law and regulations, will significantly increase the cost of doing business in the United States, and create further obstacles to much needed investment, job creation and economic growth.
Business Roundtable’s interest in CbC reporting stems from the fact that the information requested in these reports includes sensitive competitive business information. Safeguarding the confidentiality of this information is key, which the Treasury’s proposed CbC reporting regulations recognize by providing the same confidentiality protection to CbC reports as to other tax return information.
Business Roundtable believes that investors are entitled to the information necessary to make effective investment and voting decisions to advance a company’s long-term interests. Directors serve a vital role in overseeing a company’s business and management, and information relating to directors’ outside compensation arrangements is important to investors. Accordingly, we join NASDAQ’s call for enhanced transparency on this subject.
Increasing the ability of American businesses and their U.S. workers to compete in foreign markets provides immediate benefits to the U.S. economy.
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Re: AGENCY INFORMATION COLLECTION ACTIVITIES: REVISION OF THE EMPLOYER INFORMATION REPORT (EEO-1) (EEOC-2016-0002-0001)
Business Roundtable supports NASDAQ’s efforts to require disclosure of third-party compensation for directors and director nominees.