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Proxy Firms’ Independence Is Undermined by Their Own Shadow Reports

Proxy advisory firms have come under increasing scrutiny in recent months for the disproportionate influence...

ACCF on President Trump’s Environment Initiatives

Environmental stewardship can go hand in hand with sound, pro-growth energy policy.

CalPERS can’t afford to put social strategy above returns

L.A. Daily News
a 2016 report by the American Council for Capital Formation found that “environmental-related investments comprised four of its nine worst performing private equity funds last year, accounting for more than $600 million in committed capital.” Focusing on ethereal matters makes it harder for CalPERS to dig out of its hole, something that’s essential even though taxpayers are the ultimate backers of all California public pensions.

ACCF Trade Policy Event

On June 20th, the ACCF hosted a timely trade policy event on Capitol Hill featuring...

Blumenauer: USMCA review could lead to trade ‘reset’

Politico
A senior House Democrat today expressed skepticism about the Trump administration's hope for a vote on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement before the long August congressional recess. "Not going to happen," Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), chairman of the House Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee, said at an event hosted by the American Council for Capital Formation. "I think it's very unlikely that something is going to happen before the August recess."

How the USMCA Benefits Ohio

Akron Beacon Journal
Ohio’s experience with NAFTA exemplifies how deeper and stronger ties with its neighbors have been a win-win proposition. The adjustments included in the USMCA will bring more balance to North American trade and create a variety of long-term benefits to communities across Ohio.

ACCF Comment Letter to USTR on China tariffs

Dr. Pinar Cebi Wilber addresses the U.S. Trade Representative’s planned Section 301 tariffs on China’s imports to the United States.

Your View: How new trade agreement would help Pennsylvania’s economy

The Morning Call
The USMCA does not repudiate the gains of NAFTA but instead aims to build on them, leveling the playing field, correcting imbalances, and bringing new opportunities to people in all three countries, specifically in Pennsylvania. The state’s lawmakers need to prioritize ratifying the deal this year.

Proxy advisers wince in glare of regulatory spotlight

Financial Times
A report commissioned by the American Council for Capital Formation, a think-tank, last year found that almost a fifth of votes at annual meetings were cast within three days of an adverse recommendation by a proxy adviser, suggesting that many asset managers automatically follow proxy advisory firms.

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  • Green New Deal: An Economist’s Perspective
    As climate change and policies to address it take center stage, it is important to have a constructive discussion that will bring productive and long-lasting results to this important problem. There is no doubt the Green New Deal (GND) has provoked that discussion with its ambitious goals. As ACCF has stated before, we agree that […]
    Dr. Pinar Cebi Wilber
  • Does New Congress Threaten Trump Energy Agenda? Not So Fast
    Congress returns with a renewed focus on climate change and clean energy under the direction of the newly minted House Democratic majority. But with President Donald Trump still in control of the White House and a Republican majority in the Senate, prospects for major shifts in policy remain slim. Even in the House where a […]
    Robert Dillon

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