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The Proxy Protection Racket

Studies have found that the two firms can swing 20% of votes in proxy elections. An American Council for Capital Formation review last year found that 175 asset managers with $5 trillion of assets voted with ISS recommendations 95% of the time. Activist hedge-fund investors often enlist the proxy firms to shake up management, for better or worse.

The Future of USMCA and Its Impact on the North American Economy

On October 22, 2019, the ACCF hosted an Economic Policy Evening on "The Future of the USMCA and Its Impact on the North American...

ACCF Praises DOE Leadership

ACCF Thanks Outgoing Energy Secretary Perry, Praises Continued Leadership at Department of Energy Under Brouillette

Political Tech Innovator and Energy Industry Expert Join ACCF

Mike Roman is a well-known and respected figure in Washington energy and trade policy circles and Emil Pitkin brings a unique perspective of Silicon Valley innovation to Washington policymaking. Both are true experts in their respective fields and will add significant depth to our team.

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ACCF Joins Coalition Urging Senate Action on Energy and Climate Technology, Innovation

there is a growing consensus that the development and commercialization of new technologies are an important factor that will determine how quickly and at what cost greenhouse gas emissions can be reduced.

New Survey: Americans Worried About Climate Change, But Don’t Want to Pay More for...

The Economy/Jobs and Health Care are The Top of Mind Issues for Americans When Thinking of Their Votes For Federal Offices, Not Climate Change WASHINGTON,...

U.S. Energy Policy: The Future of Nuclear Power

On July 16th, the ACCF hosted an Economic Policy Evening "U.S. Energy Policy: Resurrecting Nuclear Power." The Honorable Dan Brouillette, Deputy Secretary of Energy headlined...

Student Loan Debt: Partnership for a Solution

On Tuesday July 9, the ACCF hosted an Economic Policy Salon on "Student Loan Debt: Partnership for a Solution." Members of Congress attending the event...

CalPERS can’t afford to put social strategy above returns

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 the latest developments on the USMCA, tariff war with...

Blumenauer: USMCA review could lead to trade ‘reset’

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."

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...