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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.
On June 20th, the ACCF hosted a timely trade policy event on Capitol Hill featuring the latest developments on the USMCA, tariff war with...
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."
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 Exxon and Chevron shareholders vote to stay in business. The New York State Common Retirement Fund and the Church of England endowment...
On May 21st, the ACCF hosted an Economic Policy Evening, "A Conversation About Social Security--Reform Needed Now?"
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...
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...
The ACCF hosts a conversation with FERC Chairman Neil Chatterjee
ACCF calls new order "“A valuable contribution to the nation's manufacturing and trade policymaking."
On March 27th, the ACCF hosted "A Conversation on the Economic Challenges that Lie Ahead with the Honorable Larry Kudlow." Kudlow serves as Assistant...
Former OIRA Administrator John Graham and Indiana University Professor Keith Belton Assess Trump Pledge to Deregulate U.S. Economy
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.
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.
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.
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.