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Shakeup at CalPERS board: Cop unseats pension fund’s president

CalPERS is considered underfunded because its assets are worth about 71 percent of what it owes in promised benefits to retirees and public employees. Some cities, including Corona, have complained that rising pension costs are inhibiting their ability to fund other services.

Clean Capitalist Coalition Launches During National Clean Energy Week

"Unleashing the power of the free-market is the most effective and efficient way to address the challenges posed by climate change. We need to signal to the markets that investment in innovation and clean energy technologies is a win-win. I look forward to working together with the Clean Capitalist Coalition to promote policies that achieve this goal," said Drew Bond, senior fellow and director of energy innovation programs at ACCF.

ACCF September Salon: The Need for a National Energy Innovation Strategy

On September 27, the ACCF hosted an Economic Policy Salon, "The Need for a National Energy Innovation Strategy." Headlining the event were administration officials Melissa...

Corporate Lobbyists Notch Win in SEC Walk-Back on Proxy Advisers

The withdrawal of the SEC letters could help the bill’s supporters achieve their goals without Congress. “It’s a great first step toward genuine reform of the way these proxy advisory firms have exerted their influence over corporate governance matters,” said Tim Doyle, vice president and general counsel of American Council for Capital Formation, which supports the bill.

Former Trump adviser opens GOP climate shop

Former Trump administration official George David Banks is teaming with other Republicans to launch a climate center. Robin Bravender/E&E News A former Trump White House...

Rating agencies using green criteria suffer from ‘inherent biases’

Agencies that judge companies according to their environmental, social and governance metrics suffer from wildly diverging standards and “inherent biases”, according to a report by the American Council for Capital Formation.

Think tank takes ESG rating agencies to task

The American Council for Capital Formation is questioning the ratings process used for ESG investments.

ACCF July Salon: The Challenges of Retirement Policy

The American Council for Capital Formation hosted a July 17th Economic Policy Evening on “The Challenges of Retirement Policy.”

Former Democratic and Independent Congressional Icons Join ACCF Board of Advisors

Washington, DC – The American Council for Capital Formation (ACCF) announced three new members of its Board of Advisors today. For more than four...

Tariffs aren’t a cure-all for US jobs, economist says

By Henry Fernandez The dean of Columbia Business School said President Donald Trump’s trade tariffs will not solve the effects of technological change and globalization on...

Leading National Associations Announce Launch Of First-Of-Its-Kind Investor Coalition

Former White House senior official George David Banks to serve as Executive Director

ACCF Joins SEC Commissioner for Capitol Hill Panel on ESG Investments

On May 9, ACCF Vice President of Policy and General Counsel Timothy Doyle participated on a Capitol Hill panel sponsored by the Savings and Retirement Foundation: “The Impact of ESG Investments on Retirement Wealth.”

ACCF George David Banks Joins ClearPath Advisory Board

WASHINGTON, MAY 7, 2018 -- ClearPath has added thought leaders in the fields of energy policy and technology, as well as conservative politics and...

TV Ad: Uphold NAFTA Investor Protections

Investor State Dispute Settlement must be preserved to defend America's energy dominance.

Trade Policy Expert Chad Bown Joins ACCF Center for Policy Research Board of Scholars

Washington, DC – The American Council for Capital Formation Center for Policy Research (ACCF-CPR) announced today that Chad P. Bown has joined the organization’s...

Position: Trade and Climate Attorney

The ACCF is seeking a Trade and Climate Attorney to join its team.