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Proxy advisers wince in glare of regulatory spotlight

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.

Corporate Climate Coups Averted

Corporate Climate Coups Averted Exxon and Chevron shareholders vote to stay in business. The New York State Common Retirement Fund and the Church of England endowment...

A Conversation About Social Security–Reform Needed Now?

On May 21st, the ACCF hosted an Economic Policy Evening, "A Conversation About Social Security--Reform Needed Now?"

Finding a Bipartisan National Consensus on Climate Policy

On May 9th, the ACCF hosted an Economic Policy Evening, "Finding a Bipartisan National Consensus on Climate Policy" with leading congressional members on energy issues...

A Conversation with the New Democrat Coalition

On May 7th, the ACCF hosted an Economic Policy Salon with the New Democrat Coalition on the nation's economic policy agenda. More than 100...

ACCF Hosts Conversation with FERC Chairman Neil Chatterjee

The ACCF hosts a conversation with FERC Chairman Neil Chatterjee

Statement on President Trump’s Executive Order on Energy & Infrastructure

ACCF calls new order "“A valuable contribution to the nation's manufacturing and trade policymaking."

ACCF Hosts Larry Kudlow

On March 27th, the ACCF hosted "A Conversation on the Economic Challenges that Lie Ahead with the Honorable Larry Kudlow." Kudlow serves as Assistant...

New Report Grades Trump Record on Deregulation

Former OIRA Administrator John Graham and Indiana University Professor Keith Belton Assess Trump Pledge to Deregulate U.S. Economy

Trump’s Deregulatory Record

A new report by John Graham, former Regulatory Czar under President George W. Bush and Keith Belton of Indiana University grades Trump's deregulatory record at the two-year mark.

The bogus number at the center of the GOP’s Green New Deal attacks

Nevertheless, having a specific figure to cite can define the contours of policy conversation, said Margo Thorning, a senior economic policy adviser with the American Council for Capital Formation. Thorning was a frequent Capitol Hill witness when Congress debated cap-and-trade legislation in the early years of the Obama administration. She was coveted partly because her organization published an influential study that used Energy Information Administration statistics to show that the policy would have curbed economic growth by $3.1 trillion between 2012 and 2030.

Capital gains increase at heart of Democrats’ tax-the-rich plans

Democratic plans that target wealth that largely comes from capital gains functionally serve as the equivalent of a higher rate on those profits, according to Mark Bloomfield, president and chief executive officer of the American Council for Capital Formation, a lobby and research group.

Corporate Governance’s Role in Public Policy

On February 7, the ACCF joined Bipartisan Policy Center for a panel discussion explore how private sector leaders are responding to the growing role of corporate governance in public policy.

ACCF Statement on Green New Deal

ACCF Executive Vice-President George David Banks on today's introduction of Green New Deal legislation

Shareholder activism is on the rise, but companies are fighting back

"It can start with disclosure, and then goes to, why haven't you reached X?" says Tim Doyle, vice president for policy with the American Council for Capital Formation. "It's the beginning of a slippery slope when a shareholder recommendation turns into things that shareholders can ask for in the future."

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